Research Studies

Curious about SPARC-Life's current research projects? Here we will highlight our ongoing research studies, including details about how to participate if recruitment is open. There are opportunities for adults, children, parents, and more!

ACT study logo
ACT Study

The ACT study aims to investigate how negative online interactions uniquely affect sexual and gender minority youth (LGBTQ+ youth), and in doing so, develop a mobile intervention to reduce mental health impacts and suicidal risk following a negative experience online. 

imHere4U logo
imHere4U Study

The imHere4U study sets out to research how negative online interactions affect youth ages 12-17 with a focus on underserved youth toward the goal of producing an intervention that can reduce suicidal risk and mental health impacts following harmful online experiences.

SMART study logo featuring a cartoon girl searching social media interactions
SMART Study

The SMART study investigates social media use and other potential risk factors toward the goal of reducing youth suicide in the vulnerable ages of 10-17.

Racially diverse women participating in a yoga class
GETActivE

GETActivE is developing a mobile intervention for racially and ethnically diverse youth that will encourage physical activity as treatment for depressive symptoms. 

Social media apps open on a phone
Social Media Data Collection Project

SPARC-Life's Social Media Data Collection Project is using a machine-learning algorithm from Georgia Tech's Dr. Munmum Choudhury to collect social media data from adolescents at high risk for suicide and analyze digital risk factors for suicidal ideation.