Alex Kresovich is a Roy H. Park Fellow and Ph.D. student in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. His work focuses on the influence of popular music that references anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts on adolescents' mental health attitudes and behaviors. His research is published in JAMA Pediatrics, the Journal of Health Communication, and Health Communication.

In addition to his research and teaching work, Kresovich is an RIAA platinum-certified and Billboard No. 1 music producer who has collaborated with Panic! at the Disco and Cee Lo Green. He also serves as partner and the chief marketing officer for The Cut Buddy, a beard and haircut grooming company founded by Joshua Esnard that appeared on the ABC television show "Shark Tank" in November 2017.


  • M.A., University of Georgia, B.S., Cornell University