We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, insiders reveal exactly how social media impacts our lives by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. The documentary-drama, The Social Dilemma, explores the dangerous human impact of social networking.
NSHSS is encouraging our members and families to watch the Netflix film "The Social Dilemma" and then join us for this exclusive panel discussion moderated by Kolby Keo, NSHSS Fellows Executive Board Vice President and featuring the filmmaker, Jeff Orlowski, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke, and former Facebook executive, Tim Kendall.
Kolby Keo is a Director at FGS Global, where he develops and executes public diplomacy and communications campaigns for international clients. He previously led stakeholder engagement for the University of California Washington Program (UCDC). Son and grandson of Cambodian refugees, he proudly worked as a legislative aide for U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal, helping serve the largest Khmer community outside of Cambodia. Kolby serves as co-chair of the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL). He is a past president of the global nonprofit Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and served as a city commissioner for his hometown, Garden Grove, California from 2013 to 2015. Kolby received a BA from UC Irvine where he graduated summa cum laude with the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction. He is a proud transfer alum from Orange Coast College where he served as student body president, district trustee, and held regional and statewide offices advocating for California’s community college students.
Timothy Kendall is the CEO of Moment, an app that helps adults and children use their phones in healthier ways. Before Moment, Tim was the President of Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, he was Facebook’s Director of Monetization, where he led the development of Facebook’s advertising business. Tim serves on the board of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He earned his engineering degree and MBA from Stanford University.
Anna Lembke, MD, is a professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is Medical Director of Stanford Addiction Medicine, Program Director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. Dr. Lembke was one of the first in the medical community to sound the alarm regarding opioid overprescribing and the opioid epidemic. In 2016, she published her best-selling book on the prescription drug epidemic, Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). Her book was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018). Drug Dealer, MD combines case studies with public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, to explore the complex relationship between doctors and patients around prescribing controlled drugs. It has had an impact on policy makers and legislators across the nation. Dr. Lembke has testified before Congress and consulted with governors and senators from Kentucky to Missouri to Nevada. She was a featured guest on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, MSNBC with Chris Hayes, and numerous other media broadcasts. Using her public platform and her faculty position at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Lembke has developed multiple teaching programs on addiction and safe prescribing, as well as opioid tapering. She has held multiple leadership and mentorship positions and received the Stanford’s Chairman’s Award for Clinical Innovation, and the Stanford Departmental Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Lembke continues to educate policymakers and the public about causes of and solutions for the problem of addiction. Dr. Lembke recently appeared on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives. Her forthcoming book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021) explores the problem of compulsive overconsumption, including digital products, and how to achieve ‘the good life’ in a dopamine-overloaded world.
Jeff Orlowski is the director, producer, and cinematographer of the awardwinning films Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice. Chasing Coral received the US Documentary Audience Award at Sundance in 2017. Chasing Ice received the Documentary Cinematography award at Sundance in 2012 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Both films were shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, screened at Congress and the United Nations, and have garnered awards and accolades from film festivals around the globe. Jeff founded Exposure Labs, a production company dedicated to impact through film. His latest film, The Social Dilemma, had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now featured on Netflix.