Laura Marciano is a postdoc at the Harvard Chan T.H. School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Lee KumSheung Center for Health and Happiness, Boston (USA). She is responsible for the HappyB project, carried out in collaboration with USI. HappyB aims to study the link between smartphone use, social media and happiness in young people. The project is funded by the Swiss National Research Fund (SNSF) and lasts 24 months. The data collection included more than 1500 adolescents from Ticino. He is also co-responsible for the MEDIATICINO project. She collaborates with USI as an external postdoc.
Dr. Marciano carried out his PhD at the Faculty of Communication Sciences (USI), at the Institute of Public Health (IPH). Her doctoral work received the prize for the best thesis in Social sciences from the Society of Italian Academics in Switzerland (Italian Embassy in Bern).
Her training, in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, took place at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan (Italy), where she graduated with honors and honorable mention.
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