David S. Bickham, PhD
David Bickham, PhD is a Staff Scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) at Children’s Hospital Boston and an instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in Human Development and Family Sciences. His research explores media as an environmental factor that can influence young people’s physical, psychological, social, and academic well-being. Dr Bickham is the author of a number of research articles and book chapters, including a publication in a special issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine entitled Is Television Viewing Associated with Social Isolation? The content of his current work is broad and includes assessing the effectiveness of media literacy and media reduction campaigns and examining the consequences of violent media use on bullying. Dr. Bickham has testified before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the effects of violent video games and has served as a keynote speaker at numerous organizational and academic meetings.