Michael Rich

Michael Rich

Michael Rich is Founder-Director of the Center on Media and Child Health dedicated to investigating, translating and innovating with media to optimise physical, mental and social-emotional health and development of children and adolescents. ‘The Mediatrician’ brings child health together with experience as a screenwriter-filmmaker to an online advice column on parenting healthy digital natives at AskTheMediatrician.org.

Associate Professor of Paediatrics and of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard, Dr Rich has authored numerous research papers and paediatric practice policies on media effects and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is seeing increasing numbers of young people with media-related health issues.