With 2014 approaching, it is a good time to reflect on our research activities here at CMCH. Members of the CMCH team participated in a variety of activities surrounding research in 2013, including conducting original research; publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals; headlining talks and conferences; participating in roundtables; and providing expert testimonials on the state of the research. Here are some 2013 highlights from CMCH staff:
- Dr. Michael Rich - provided expert testimonial on the state of violent video game research in response to Massachusetts Bill S.168
- David Bickham - co-authored "Characteristics of Screen Media Use Associated With Higher BMI in Young Adolescents" and "Exploring the Perspectives of Obese Adolescent Girls" (both with Dr. Michael Rich)
- Lauren Rubenzahl - participated in a roundtable with the Alliance for Early Learning in the Digital Age and spoke to the public about "Tablets and Smartphones and Kids--Oh My!"
- Julie Polvinen - co-conducted research for the Children's At Home program, aimed to improve health-related outcomes for youth with Neurofibromatosis 1
- Yulin Hswen - co-created an HIV public service announcement for youth
- Jill R. Kavanaugh - provided research support and maintained the Database of Research
With your support, we were able to accomplish this and much more in 2013. Our Database of Research and Research Blog continued to thrive, serving as a place for both researchers and parents to learn about the evidence on media effects and youth. To give you an idea of what everyone was reading about this year:
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Thank you for reading our Research Blog, and stay tuned for a brand new website and blog coming in the Spring of 2014. Best wishes to everyone in the new year!