Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Media and Child Health

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Adolescent Young Adult Medicine


  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Medicine


  • English


  • Adolescent/Young Adult Medical Practice
  • Eating Disorders Program
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Experience and Education



Pomona College, 1977

Claremont, CA


Harvard Medical School, 1991

Boston, MA


Harvard School of Public Health, 1997

Boston, MA

Pediatrics Internship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1991-1992

Boston, MA

Pediatrics Residency

Boston Children's Hospital, 1992-1994

Boston, MA

Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1994-1996

Boston, MA


  • Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine


Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH)
Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA)

Professional History

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, came to medicine after a twelve-year career as a filmmaker (including serving as assistant director to Akira Kurosawa on Kagemusha). As Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (www.cmch.tv) at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Rich combines his creative experience with rigorous scientific evidence about the powerful positive and negative effects of media to advise pediatricians and parents how to use media in ways that optimize child development at www.askthemediatrician.org. Recipient of the AAP’s Holroyd-Sherry Award and the SAHM New Investigator Award, Dr. Rich has developed media-based research methodologies and authored numerous papers and AAP policy statements, testified to the United States Congress, and makes regular national press appearances.

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