BA, The American College of Greece; MS, PhD, Northeastern University (School and Counseling Psychology)
Dr Mari Janikian is a graduate of The American College of Greece where she received a BA in psychology. She earned her PhD in school and counseling psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Janikian completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in clinical psychology at Harvard Medical School with a specialty in child and adolescent psychology. She has gained clinical experience at hospitals, mental health clinics as well as schools in Boston. She joined the Deree psychology faculty in September 2008. Additionally, she is a scientific collaborator of the Adolescent Health Unit (AHU), Second Department of Pediatrics-University of Athens Medical School. Her current research interests include assessing the characteristics and predictors of dysfunctional Internet behaviors among adolescents. Dr Janikian was one of the main researchers in the EU NET ADB research project funded by the European Commission (Safer Internet program; SI-2010-KEP-4101007). The culmination of her scientific collaborative works has been published in scientific international peer-reviewed journals and has been presented orally in both regional and international scientific conferences.