Mary Madden, MA

Research Lead, Health + Tech Engagement, Data and Society

Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Mary Madden is a veteran technology researcher, writer and public speaker, having studied trends in American internet users’ behaviors and attitudes for more than a decade. She is currently leading a Data & Society initiative to explore the unintended consequences of technology on health and well-being. Previously, she led Data & Society's first large-scale study of the privacy and security experiences of low-socioeconomic status populations. Mary is a nationally recognized expert on privacy and technology, trends in social media use, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents.  

Prior to her role at Data & Society, Mary was a Senior Researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In addition, she has been an Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where she collaborated with the Youth and Media Project to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to study adolescents’ technology use and privacy management on social media. Mary is currently a member of the National Cyber Security Coalition’s Data Privacy Day Advisory Committee and previously served as a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Future of Music Coalition’s Artist Revenue Streams Project.