Design Fellow

Petra Persson


Stanford Profile

Department: Department of Economics

Depression and anxiety among women and girls: In the United States, one in five teen girls and one in eight new moms will suffer from depression and anxiety, putting them at a higher risk of drug abuse, isolation, and even suicide. Contrary to most physical health conditions, the incidence of mental illness is rapidly increasing, especially among socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. Professor Persson will work with partners to explore how technological solutions could promote mental health equity by reducing depression and anxiety among women and girls.