Dr. Ellen Selkie

University of Wisconsin

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Selkie is an adolescent health researcher at the University of Wisconsin and an Adolescent Medicine specialist at UWHealth Kids in Madison, WI. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Communications and Media at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Selkie is the principal investigator of the Learning More from Adolescents Online lab, where she studies the ways adolescents’ use of technology relates to socioemotional wellbeing. She has over 10 years of experience using qualitative and quantitative methods to research cyberbullying, social media behaviors in adolescents over time, and ways technology can serve transgender and nonbinary youth. She has multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study youth technology use, and has published and presented nationally and internationally on these topics. As a pediatrician, Dr. Selkie is passionate about caring for gender and sexual minority youth as well as justice-involved youth. This work inspires and informs her research goal of promoting positive socioemotional development through improving online experiences for young people.