Marie Schmidt, Ph.D.

Senior Analyst

Marie E. Schmidt is a senior analyst in the Litigation Support area of Applied Marketing Science.

In her current role, she supports market research projects for litigation, including projects related to trademark and dress confusion, claim substantiation, and deceptive advertising.

Prior to joining AMS, Marie worked at the intersection of psychology, public health, and academic medicine as a research scientist at The Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, where she conducted research on the effects of screen media on children. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research on media effects and on parents’ perceptions of screen media. Her work has informed interventions and has been published in top medical and policy journals, such as Child Development, Pediatrics, Journal of Communication, JAMA Pediatrics, The Future of Children and Obesity. She has discussed the effects of screen media on children in national and international radio and television interviews, and her research has been featured in such media outlets as The New York Times, Time, Reuters, and CBS Evening News.

Marie began her career as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the School of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. At Hampshire and as an adjunct at other colleges, she has taught courses related to psychology, media, cognitive development, child development, communications, research methods, and statistics.

Marie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and English. She holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School.

Active in community service, Marie has served on several school and community boards and leads three Girl Scout troops. She currently is the Director of Strategic Management and Planning (Elect) for the Junior League of Boston, an 800+ member organization committed to developing the potential of women and girls.

Although Marie now considers herself a New Englander, she grew up mostly in Dallas, TX and has Midwestern roots. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she has a large extended family there and in Kansas City. On weekends, you’re likely to find her at her three daughters’ soccer, basketball, lacrosse, or softball games. She loves reading, travel, gardening, and hiking.

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