Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents
Edited by Amy B. Jordan and Daniel Romer
Amy B. Jordan is Associate Director of Policy Implementation at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the research on youth and media. She is co-editor (with Dafna Lemish) of the Journal of Children and Media, and co-author/co-editor of four books, including the internationally published Children, Adolescents, and the Media (with versions available in English, Chinese, and Portugese). Her work appears in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, including Pediatrics, Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, and Media Psychology and has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is the recipient of the National Communication Association's Stanley L. Saxton Applied Research Award and the International Communication Association's Most Important Applied/Public Policy Research Award.
Daniel Romer is the Director of the Adolescent Communication and Health Institutes of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He directs research on the social and cognitive development of adolescents with particular focus on the promotion of mental and behavioral health. His research is currently funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He regularly serves on review panels for NIH and NSF and consults on federal panels regarding media guidelines for coverage of adolescent mental health problems, such as suicide and bullying. He is on the editorial boards of Youth and Society, Journal of Community Psychology, and Media and Communication.
Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor & Director of the Center for the Study of Violence in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University.
Jeannette Betancourt, Ed.D. is Senior Vice President for Outreach and Educational Practices at Sesame Workshop
Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., MPH is a Senior Research Scientist at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dina Borzekowski, Ed.D. is Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health (College Park, MD).
Jane Brown, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stephanie C. Brown is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University.
Sandra Calvert, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University & Director of the Children's Digital Media Center at Georgetown University.
David Cohen is Director for Domestic Research at Sesame Workshop
Anne Collier is Founder and Executive Director of Net Family News, Inc. and co-director of ConnectSafely.org.
Sherine El-Toukhy, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University.
Jennifer Harris, Ph.D., MBA is Senior Research Scientist and Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.
Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D. is Director of the Media and the Developing Child Sector of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Kotler, Ph.D. is Vice President of Domestic Research at Sesame Workshop.
Alexis Lauricella, Ph.D., M.P.P. is Research Associate at the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University.
Dafna Lemish, Ph.D. is Interim Dean and Professor in the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts at Southern Illinois University and Founder & Co-Editor of the Journal of Children and Media.
Michael Levine, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
Sonia Livingstone, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Marisa Nightingale is Senior Advisor for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy.
Rebecca Ortiz, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Advertising in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University.
Sara Prot is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University.
Michael Rich, M.D., MPH is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health.
Melissa Richards, M.P.P. is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University.
Daniel Romer, Ph.D., is Associate Director of Research at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Victor Strasburger, M.D. is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Edward L. Swing is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University.
Lori Takeuchi, Ph.D. is Director of Research at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
Sarah Vaala, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ellen Wartella, Ph.D. is Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Director of the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University.
Michele Ybarra, Ph.D. is President and Research Director of the Center for Innovative Public Health Research.