Alex Russell, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute

Dr. Alex Russell is a Member of the Faculty at Harvard Medical School and Researcher at the Recovery Research Institute within Massachusetts General Hospital. His research, funded by a K01 early career development award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), leverages data from popular social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, TikTok) to explore the nature and influence of social media on alcohol use disorder (AUD) and AUD help-seeking behaviors with the goal of informing public health interventions intended to mobilize AUD treatment and recovery service engagement among young adults.

Additional Team

Additional Faculty/Staff

Akosua Dankwah, Dr.PH.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Alana Johnston

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alex Tansey

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alexandra Abry

Senior Clinical Research Program Manager


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