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Youth and Media Expert Discussion

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June 2, 2009
Natcher Conference Center, Balcony A
National Institutes of Health

Biosketch for Michael Rich, M.D., M.P.H.

Michael Rich, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor in Society, Human Development, and Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and practices adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. He is founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, which is committed to pursuing research, developing interventions on negative health effects of media, and creating health-positive media. Dr. Rich was honored by the Society for Adolescent Medicine with their New Investigator Award for developing Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA), which explores the illness experience through patient-created visual illness narratives. He also received the prestigious Holroyd-Sherry Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his contributions to children, adolescents and media. Dr. Rich is routinely contacted by policy makers and media outlets to serve as an expert on the effects of media on children’s health. He was a contributing author of the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) bill introduced by Senators Hillary Clinton, Sam Brownback, and Joe Lieberman. Dr. Rich has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, the BBC, NPR, and in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle.

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