Lisa B. Hurwitz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH). At CMCH, she primarily contributes to the #MorePlayToday research initiative, longitudinally exploring young children’s traditional and screen-based play in the United States and Mexico. More broadly, Dr. Hurwitz’s research leverages evaluation theory to study children’s learning from media/technology and related policy questions. Her scholarship has been published in academic journals such as Child Development, New Media & Society, and Computers in Human Behavior; received recognition from the International Communication Association and Society for Research on Child Development; and been featured in news outlets, including the Chicago Tribune and Education Week. Dr. Hurwitz also has worked in the children’s media industry in various marketing, market research, and consulting capacities. Her on-screen credits include Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, WordWorld, and Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Media, Technology and Society from The Graduate School at Northwestern University and a Certificate in Management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University with a B.A. in Psychology (High Honors) and Spanish Language/Literature, along with a joint minor in Computer Science/Mathematics.