Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Professor, Communication and Psychology
BiographyEllen 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).
|BA, Communication||University of Pittsburgh|
|Postdoc, Developmental Psychology||University of Kansas|
|MA, Mass Communication||University of Minnesota|
|PhD, Mass Communication||University of Minnesota|
Selected PublicationsVandewater, 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 InterestsEffects of media on children and adolescents, impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.
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