Enriching our understanding of health and well-being by intensively sampling daily life
David Lydon-Staley is an Assistant Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Lydon-Staley's research program pursues three main lines of research with media and interpersonal communication at their heart: 1) curiosity across expansive media environments and its relevance for health communication efforts; 2) the role of media engagement and interpersonal communication in emotion dynamics; 3) a dynamic network perspective on substance use. Common to all of his work, is an emphasis on intensively-sampling brain, behavior, and interpersonal and media environments as they unfold during daily life. He makes use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), experimental laboratory paradigms, and experience sampling methodologies coupled with intensive-longitudinal data and network analysis techniques.