Renee Garett

Renee Garett

Lecturer in Social Welfare

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Renee Garett is a Part Time Lecturer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice, as well as the Co-Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor of the Adolescent and Child Therapy Program at the Maple Counseling Center.

Garett earned her MSW from UCLA and her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.

She has been trained in several Evidenced Based Treatment Interventions (EBPs) such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practice, and Seeking Safety for at risk adolescents.

Garett has a special interest in the intersection of health and mental health and has worked on several research projects involving the use of social media to monitor and predict adverse health and mental health outcomes. She also works as a consultant on several research projects designing interventions to circumvent negative health and mental health outcomes through the use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore, Garett has an interest in the impact of cyberbullying on adolescent mental health and was recently published for her work examining this issue.


Garett R, Menacho L, Young SD. (2016). Ethical Issues in Using Social Media to Deliver an HIV
Prevention Intervention: Results from the HOPE Peru Study. Prev Sci. 2016 Dec 9. PMID: 27933425

Garett R, Chiu J, Zhang L, Young SD. (2016). A Literature Review: Website Design and User
Engagement. Online J Common Media Technol. Jul; 6(3):1-14. PMID: 27499833

Garett R, Smith J, Young SD. (2016). A Review of Social Media Technologies Across the Global HIVCare Continuum. Curr Opin Psychol. Jun 1;9:56-66. PMID: 2692545

Garett R, Smith J, Chiu J, Young SD. (2016) HIV/AIDS stigma among a sample of primarily African-American and Latino men who have sex with men social media users. AIDS Care. 28(6):731-5. doi:10.1080/09540121.2016.1146395. PMID: 26873022

Garett R, Lord L, Young SD. (2016). Associations between social media and cyberbullying: a review of the literature. M Health Dec.