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Ellen Wartella

Ellen Wartella

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Professor, Communication and Psychology


Biography

Ellen Wartella researches the effects of media on children and adolescents, and the impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.Wartella sits on a number of national boards advising on the influence of media on children's health. Currently she is a co-principal investigator on a five-year multi-site research project looking at the effect of digital media on very young children funded by the National Research Foundation. She was a co-principal investigator on the National TV Violence Study (1995-1998) and a co-principal investigator of the Children's Digital Media Center project funded by the National Science Foundation (2001-2006).

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
BA, Communication University of Pittsburgh
Postdoc, Developmental Psychology University of Kansas
MA, Mass Communication University of Minnesota
PhD, Mass Communication University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

Vandewater, E. and Wartella, E. (Working Paper/In Press/Under Review). Food Marketing, Television and Videogames.. Chapter in Handbook of the social science of obesity, John Cawley, Ed, Oxford University Press.

Wartella et al. (2010). Babies, Television and Videos: How Did We Get Here?. Developmental Review: 116-127.

Richert, R., Robb,M, Fender,J. and Wartella E. (2010). Word learning fro baby videos. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

Research Interests

Effects of media on children and adolescents, impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.

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