Laura Marciano

Laura Marciano, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Laura Marciano is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Chan T.H. School of Public Health Department of Social and Behavioral Science, the Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, and Director Viswanath’s lab. She is responsible for the HappyB project (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation), aiming to study the longitudinal link between smartphone use, social media, and positive well-being in young people. She obtained her PhD at USI in Lugano and her doctoral work received the prize for the best thesis in Social sciences from the Italian Embassy in Bern. She studied Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan (Italy), where she graduated with honors and honorable mention. Dr. Marciano also promotes science dissemination activities with the IBSA Foundation for scientific research.