The SPARC-Life Center is operated by Dr. Candice Biernesser of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Psychiatry and Dr. Jamie Zelazny of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing

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This website will provide information about research studies we or our colleagues are conducting, including details about how to enroll in any studies that are currently recruiting, and provide a variety of resources to adolescents and their families on how to cope with anything from mental health issues to cyberbullying. 

To reach out to us, please email SPARCLife@upmc.edu