Nicholas Allen, Department of Psychology

Nicholas Allen, Ann Swindells Professor of Clinical Psychology
Academic Areas:
Clinical, Adolescent Development and Mental Health, Mood Disorders, Sleep, Developmental Social and Affective Neuroscience, Family Processes, Digital Mental Health, Assessment and Intervention, Prevention Research

Nicholas Allen is an academic expert in mental health, mood disorders, sleep, digital and mental health and prevention research. At the University of Oregon, he is the director for the Center for Digital Mental Health and the director of Clinical Training.

Contact: | 541-346-9134 | @c4dmh


Recent Media: 
The Metaverse’s Effects on Mental Health: Trivial or Troubling? (The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 9, 2022)
11 Tips to Support Someone Struggling with Mental Health (U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 24, 2021)
Adolescent Brains Are Wired to Want Status and Respect: That’s an Opportunity for Teachers and Parents (Scientific American, May 1, 2021)
6 ways to de-stress that only take 5 minutes (MSN, Oct. 26, 2020)
Scrutinizing the effects of digital technology on mental health (Nature, Feb. 10, 2020)
Is screen time really bad for kids? (The New York Times, Dec. 18, 2019)
Oregon offers tax credit on gifts to venture development fund (Around the O, Nov. 25, 2019)
The kids are not alright (Keizer Times, Sept. 13, 2019)
Smartphones use apps as depression detectives (Voice of America, Jan. 10, 2019)
Teens' screen addiction might be contagious, and parents are patient zero (Popular Science, Aug. 24, 2018)
Need a break? Try these 6 research-backed ways to de-stress in 5 minutes (Today Online, April 11, 2018)
UO professor pushes for more study of teens (Jefferson Public Radio, March 9, 2018)
We shouldn't disregard the ideas that come from teens' developing brains (Popular Science, Feb. 28, 2018)
When a mom feels depressed, her baby's cells might feel it, too (Scientific American, Jan. 23, 2018)
Tech support: how our phones could save our lives by detecting mood shifts (The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 10, 2017)
Positive parenting may offset brain effects of poverty (Reuters, June 29, 2017)
Growing up in disadvantaged areas may affect teens’ brains, but good parenting can help (The Conversation Australia, June 21, 2017)
Research finds parenting style affects children in unexpected ways (The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 21, 2016)