USM/REDgen Speaker Series, supported in part by the USM Parents' Association Presenter: Dr. Delaney Ruston A special screening of the Screenagers film will take place at USM on Monday, Nov. 19 (RSVP requested) Free and open to the general public Click here for additional information and to RSVP
Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and international speaker who makes documentaries to foster social change. She is the creator of the award-winning film, Screenagers, about raising successful youth in the digital age. Over 2 million people have come out to public screenings in over 50 countries thus far.
As a known expert on this topic, Delaney is invited to speak at Google, The Aspen Institute, conferences, schools, and others, and her views are often in the press, such as Good Morning America, NPR, New York Times and many others. Examples of other films include Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father and Hidden Pictures about global mental health.
Ruston has partnered with groups such as the World Health Organization in creating advocacy campaigns and has won several awards for her efforts. A Fulbright Scholar and former researcher in Bioethics and Communication, Dr. Ruston has been faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. Along with filmmaking Delaney currently provides medical care to the underserved and homeless, which she has done for over a decade.