How can we bridge the gap between research and storytelling? Dr. Yalda T. Uhls is cracking that code. Yalda, a former exec at MGM and Sony, left the movie world to study child development, earning a PhD in Psychology at UCLA. These days, Yalda wears numerous hats: she’s a professor at UCLA, a researcher on the effect of media on tweens + teens, the author of the book Media Moms and Digital Dads, and the founder of the new Center for Scholars and Storytellers. Every time I am in a room with Yalda I learn something from her, and that happens quite a bit these days since we teach together regularly. For a sense of how Yalda approaches child development, take a look at this blogpost.