The Social Media Research Institute was established to address critical issues in research related to the mental and behavioral health of social media users. SMRI pioneers the terminology, methodology, and analysis of the national and global impact of social media from a non-biased perspective. By partnering with researchers from all corners of the globe that social media touches, SMRI provides a uniform understanding across generations.

The main focus of SMRI is to provide a clear and direct pathway for researchers to study the various types of mental, physical, and behavioral health problems that may arise from social media use. By doing so, SMRI aims to develop world-class solutions before it's too late.