Dr. Strasburger is currently Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He spent his first 2 years of pediatrie residency at Children's Hospital in Seattle and his final year at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London and Boston Children's Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Strasburger has authored more than 120 articles on the subjects of adolescent medicine and the effects of television on children and adolescents, as well as 8 books, including Getting Your Kids to Say No in the 1990s When You Said Yes in the 1960s; Adolescent Medicine: A Practical Guide; Adolescents and the Medía; and Children, Adolescents, and the Media. In 2000, he received the Adele Delenbaugh Hofmann Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for outstanding achievement in adolescent medicine, and the Holroyd-Sherry Award for outstanding achievement in public health and the media.
Dr. Strasburger is a consultant to the A AP' s Committee on Communications and is immediate past chair of the AAP's Section on Adolescent Health. He has also served as a consultant to the National Parent Teacher Association and the American Medical Association on the subject of children and television. Dr. Strasburger was the medical consultant for Erich Segal' s novel Doctors, has been featured several times on National Public Radio and public television, and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Sonya Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN.