Dr. Michael Rich

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) as well as a pediatrician, researcher, father, and media aficionado. As The Mediatrician®, Dr. Rich offers research-based answers for parents’, teachers’, and clinicians’ questions about children’s media use and implications for their health and development. Ask the Mediatrician® provides information and strategies that are balanced, practical, and based in scientific evidence from the Database of Research (soon to be relaunched as Mediatrics), the comprehensive CMCH library of rigorous science from more than a dozen academic disciplines that address the effects of media on health and human development.