Candice L Biernesser, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Society for Social Work and Research

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Biernesser C, Bear T, Brent D, Mair C, Zelazny J, Trauth J. (2021) Development of an ecological momentary assessment of the impact of social media use among suicidal adolescents, Archives of Suicide Research, 2021 Jul 2:1-15.
  2. Biernesser C, Zelazny J, Brent D, Bear T, Mair C, Trauth J. (2021) Exploring the feasibility and acceptance of automated digital media monitoring within the clinical care of suicidal youth. JMIR Mental Health. Sep 15;8(9):e26031.
  3. Biernesser C, Montano G, Miller E, Radovic A. (2020) Social media use and monitoring for adolescents with depression and implications for the COVID-19 pandemic: Qualitative study of parent and child perspectives. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting. Dec 8;3(2):e21644.
  4. Kennard BD, Goldstein T, Foxwell A, McMakin D, Wolfe K, Biernesser C, Moorehead A, Douaihy A, Zullo L, Wentroble E, Owen V, Zelazny J, Iyengar S, Porta G, Brent DA. (2018) As Safe As Possible (ASAP): Establishing efficacy of a manualized intervention and associated phone app for psychiatrically hospitalized suicidal adolescents. American Journal of Psychiatry. Sep 1;175(9):864-872.