About CMHD

The Center on Media and Human Development in the School of Communication at Northwestern University is directed by Dr. Ellen Wartella. The Center on Media and Human Development employs psychological, educational, and communication theories to investigate traditional media, such as television and advertising, as well as new media, such as social media and apps. We conduct research exploring a variety of topics like educational learning, social interactions, advertising, and health, within the intersection of children and media.

To learn more about our research projects, visit our current projects, past projects, and collaborated projects pages of our website.

Want to Participate?

We are always looking for children and parents to get involved in our research! Sign up for our participant database at tinyurl.com/cmhdsignup and you may be contacted to participate in one of our studies.