Michael Rich

Founder and Director, Center on Media & Child Health

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Pediatrician, researcher, father, and filmmaker, Dr. Rich is the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) and the first evidence-based medical program addressing physical, mental and social health issues associated with digital technology, the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID). As The Mediatrician®, Dr. Rich offers research-based, balanced and practical answers to parents’, teachers’, and clinicians’ questions about children’s media use and the positive and negative implications for their health and development. 

Recently written by Michael


Can Kids and Teens Help Each Other Use Media Safely and Wisely?

Dr. Michael Rich suggests that when it comes to media, young people can help each other learn the rules of the road.


Parent Tips: Making Friends with your Children's Media

The Mediatrician on the ways you can develop a friendly and positive relationship with your children's media use.