Working together to advance science of digital media and children, our community represents fields from pediatrics, child psychiatry, child psychology, neuroscience, communications, public health, education, to neuroscience and are dedicated to providing greater insight into how to promote a better internet for children.
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Jorge Banda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesthesiology, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University
Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Games for Health Journal; Professor of Pediatrics (Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity), Baylor College of Medicine
Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAA
Immediate Past President,
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Monica Bulger, Ph.D.
Data & Society Research Institute
Brad Bushman, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication and Psychology; Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication, Ohio State University
Orfeu Buxton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Lecturer on Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Associate Neuroscientist, Department of Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pennsylvania State University, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Angela Campbell, JD
Co-Director, Institute for Public Representation; Professor of Law,
Joanne Cantor, Ph.D.
Outreach Director of the Center for Communication Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jessica Castonguay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Advertising
Anne-Marie Chang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Penn State The College of Health and Human Development
Kevin Collier Ph.D. Student, Graduate Associate, School of Communication, Ohio State University
Stephanie Crowley McWilliam, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center
Ronald Dahl, MD
Pediatrician, Director, Institute Human Development; Professor, Community Health, Human Development, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Davidson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry; Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Katie Davis, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington Information School
Deborah Estrin, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Founder, Health Tech Hub, Director, Small Data Lab, Professor, Healthcare Policy and Research,
Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medical College
Robert Faris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology University of California at Davis
David Finkelhor, Ph.D.
Director, Crimes against Children Research Center; Co-Director of Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire
Frances Fleming-Milici, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Connecticut Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity
Michelle Garrison, Ph.D., MPH
Research Assistant; Professor
Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, University of Washington School of Public Health
Adam Gazzaley, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology, Physiology, Psychiatry; Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UC, San Francisco
Douglas Gentile, Ph.D.
Director, Media Research Lab; Associate Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University
Eliot Goldman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Psychologist, author, Co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in LA.
Strategy and policy advisor for foundations, think-tanks and policy organizations in the public health arena
Don Grant, MA, MFA, CCDC, Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, Start Again Media
C. Shawn Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lauren Hale, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine; Editor, Sleep Health Journal
Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
Speaker, Writer, consultant and Founder of Raising Digital Natives
Troy Hicks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project,Central Michigan University
David Hill, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Chair AAP Council on Communications and Media
Sameer Hindijua, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director, Cyberbullying Research Center, Florida Atlantic University
Lois Holzman, Ph.D.
Director and Co-founder
East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy
Tom Hummer, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
President and CEO, Center for Media Literacy, Director, Consortium for Media Literacy
Adjunct Full Professor, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, President, International Communication Assoc.
Heather Kirkorian, Ph.D.
Director, Cognitive Development and Media Learning Lab; Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, U. of Wisconsin – Madison
Daniel Kruger, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Dale Kunkel, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, University of Arizona
Matthew Lapierre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication, Advertising and Marketing, University of Arizona
Monique LeBourgeois, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director, Sleep and Development Laboratory, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dafna Lemish, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Andrew Lepp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent State University
Claire Lerner, L.C.S.W.
Senior Parenting Advisor, Zero to Three
Michael Levine, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Debra Lieberman, Ph.D.
Continuing Lecturer, Department of Communication
UC Santa Barbara
Susan Limber, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University
Carolyn Lin, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication, University of Connecticut
Lin Lin, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas
Jennifer Ruh Linder, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology,
Deborah Linebarger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education, University of Iowa
Susan Linn, Ed.D.
Co-founder, Director, National Coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Sonia Livingstone, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Media and Communications, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Amy Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts, Media & Design Bouvé, College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Gloria Mark, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Informatics, Institute for Software Research, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Tracy Markle, MA, LPC
Owner and Director, Collegiate Coaching Services
Brandon McDaniel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Illinois State University
Ellen Middaugh, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher,Civic Engagement Research Group, Assistant Professor, Lurie College of Education, San Jose State University
Ruth Milanaik, Ph.D.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Tijana Milosevic, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington; PI, Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT)
Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D.
Director, Institute for Child Health Policy; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Nova Southeastern University
Ian O’Byrne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Teacher Education, College of Charleston
Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP
CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Pediatrics Now
Elinor Ochs, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Candice Odgers, PH.D.
Associate Professor, Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Associate Director, Center of Child and Family Policy, Duke University
Judith Owens, MD, MPH
Director of Sleep Medicine,Children’s National Medical Center; Childrens’ National Health System
Eugene Provenzo, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, University of Miami
Jennifer Radesky, MD
Assistant Professor, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
Cosette Rae, MSW, LSWAIC
Co-Founder, reSTART Internet Addiction Recovery Center; co-developer, the Gaming and Internet Treatment Program
Florian Rehbein, Ph.D.
Psycholologist, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Germany
Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH
Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Child Health, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Center for Healthy Weight, Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Brandy Roane, Ph.D.,CBSM
Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UNT Health Science CenterAdjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Larry Rosen, Ph.D.
Past Chair and Professor of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Matthew Schneps, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory for Visual Learning, University of Massachusetts Boston
Lynn Schofield-Clark, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies,University of Denver
Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine Fellow
University of Washington
Shaheen Shariff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
Don Shifrin, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University Of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics National Committee on Communications
Gary Small, MD
Founding Director, UCLA Memory Clinic; Director, UCLA Center on Aging; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCLA
Stacy Smith, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow, University of Southern California Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy
Amanda Staiano, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Assistant Professor,Director Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory,Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D.
Director, Eating Disorders and Education, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Robert Stickgold, PhD
Director, Center for Sleep and Cognition; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Victor Strasburger, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
David Strayer, Ph.D.
Professor of Cognition and Neural Science; Director, Applied Cognition Lab, University of Utah
David Sullivan, MSW, CAC II
Wardenburg Health Center, Department of Psychological Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Boulder
Edward Swing, Ph.D.
Research Director, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University
Lynn Temenski, Ph.D.
SVP of Curriculum & Content Sesame Workshop
Fred Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Kristen Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Education and Contemporary Literacies, Division of Curriculum and Teaching, Fordham University
Jean Twenge, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University
Yalda Uhls, Ph.D.
Senior researcher, Children’s Digital Media Center at Los Angeles; Regional Director, Common Sense Media
Marion Underwood, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost, Ashbel Smith Professor of Behavioral and Brian Sciences, The University of Dallas at Texas
Stephen Uzzo, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science and Technology, New York Hall of Science
Patti Valkenburg, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor of Media, Youth and Society, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jan Van den Bulck, Ph.D.
Professor, School for Mass Communication, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Brigitte Vittrup, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Child Development, Department of Family Sciences
Texas Women’s University
Anthony Wagner, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Director Stanford Memory Lab, Stanford University
David Walsh, Ph.D.
Founder, Mind Positive Parenting, University of Minnesota
Monique Ward, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
Ron Warren, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Arkansas
Ellen Wartella, Ph.D.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Northwestern University
S Craig Watkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radio-Television-Film, African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Robert West, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University
Barbara Jan Wilson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Old Dominion University
Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D.
John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service; Director, Center of Reading and Language Research, Tufts University
Amy Wolfson, Ph.D.
Vice President Academic Affairs, Loyola University
On-Line Gamers Anonymous
Jennifer Zosh, Ph.D.
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University, Brandywine Campus