Dear Reader,

In honor of the Center on Media and Child Health’s 10th year, we would like to introduce you to some of the people who make Center’s work possible. Each month in 2013, we’ll profile a different member of the CMCH team so that you can learn a little more about us, the work that we do, and our ongoing projects. We hope you enjoy learning about us as much as we enjoy learning about you and your media experiences. Thank you for your continued support!

Enjoy your media and use them wisely,
The Mediatrician®

Center on Media and Child Health Monthly Meet

MR FOSI award croppedMeet:
Dr. Michael Rich, aka ‘The Mediatrician’

How long have you been at the Center? I have been at the Center since the very beginning, about 10 years.

What is your title at the Center? The Mediatrician. Also, I am the Director and Founder of CMCH.

What do you do at the Center? I see my role at the Center as bringing together the worlds of science, clinical care, and parenting in a way that helps us guide children to be healthy, happy, and successful. I am only able to do this with the help and support of my talented team, who are equally dedicated to the Center’s mission.

What is one way you like to use media creatively? I love creating communal stories with my two youngest sons. I will often create the initial basis for a story and then pass it on to one my kids for the next paragraph, who will pass it to his brother for the next paragraph. We’ll keep passing the story until someone comes up with an ending—it’s a great way to create fun and silly stories that highlight the style and imagination of everyone involved.

What is one of your favorite movies and why? One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. It’s a story where someone who is punished for being different is able to overcome with his creativity and strength of spirit. I think it reminds us to look at people beyond labels and outward appearances to really see their true potential. 

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