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Lucía Magis-Weinberg

 Seattle, Washington, United States
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Principal Investigator, interACTlab, University of Washington.


Lucía Magis-Weinberg, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at University of Washington where she directs the interACTlab (International Adolescent Connection and Technology Laboratory). She received her MD from UNAM and her PhD in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from UCL and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. She is Executive Editor of and member of the SNI (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores – México).

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Magis-Weinberg’s journey

Selected readings

Magis-Weinberg, L. Muñoz Lopez, D., Gys, C., Berger, E.L & Dahl, R.E. (2023) Promoting Digital Citizenship through a school-based intervention in early adolescence in Perú (a pilot quasi experimental study). Children and Adolescent Mental Health.

Ghai, S., Magis-Weinberg, L., Stoilova, M., Livingstone, S., & Orben, A. (2022). Social Media and Adolescent Well-being in the Global South. Current Opinion in Psychology, 101318.

Magis-Weinberg, L., Gys, C., Berger, E., Domoff, S., & Dahl, R. (2021). Positive and Negative Online Experiences and Loneliness in Peruvian Adolescents During The COVID-19 Lockdown. Journal of Research in Adolescence. Special issue on The Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic on Adolescent Emotional, Social, and Academic Adjustment. 31: 717-733.

Magis-Weinberg, L., Suleiman A.B., & Dahl, R., (2021). Context, development and digital media: implications for very young adolescents in LMICs. Frontiers in Psychology. Special issue on Digital Media and Social Connection in the Lives of Children, Adolescents and Families. 12:632713. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.632713

Magis-Weinberg, L. (2021) Digital citizenship under lockdown: promoting the healthy use of technology for adolescents growing-up in Perú during COVID-19. Journal of Children and Media. 15:1, 77-80, doi: 10.1080/17482798.2020.1858910

McCabe, A., Prinstein., M. Alvord, MK., Bounds DT., Charmaraman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., Espelage, D., Goodman, JA., Hamilton, JL., Nesi J., Tynes, BM., Ward LM., & Magis-Weinberg, L. (2023) American Psychological Association Health Advisory Panel on Social Media Use in Adolescence. Report:

Watch Prof. Magis-Weinberg present “Social media and adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Perú and México” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Magis-Weinberg’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast