Ellen Wartella, Ph.D

Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Northwestern University

Ellen Wartella, Ph.D., is Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University, and a leading scholar of the role of media in children’s development. She is co-principal investigator of the Children’s Digital Media Center project funded by the National Science Foundation and was co-principle investigator on the National TV Violence Study. Dr. Wartella currently chairs the Committee on Examination of Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols at the Institute of Medicine where she is also a member of the Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Research (2010-2012).