Welcome! I'm Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley (Sophie, she/her pronouns). I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of the Teen and Young Adult Lab, and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh (Developmental, Clinical, & Social Psychology programs). I also serve as the Clinical Psychology Lead for the new Center for Digital Thriving at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The TAYA Lab studies interpersonal and sociocultural influences on adolescent mental health, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, social media use, body image, LGBTQ+ youth, and intersectionality.
I started the lab at Pitt in 2017. We moved to the University of Delaware in 2020 and returned to Pitt in the summer of 2022.
I'm NOT accepting applications from prospective graduate students during the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. We also do not currently have any current openings for paid or unpaid positions for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, or post-doctoral trainees. We will keep the Join the Lab page updated when this changes. The Join the Lab page also has more info & application resources for prospective graduate students.
Check out my new Psychology Today blog, Psychology of Adolescence: The Science of Teens, Screens, Gender, and Sexuality.
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