“As one of the first to recognize technology and internet addiction, Dr. Greenfield has been tracking the problem since the late 1990s. The impact of social media along with the youth culture’s obsession with sharing the minutiae of their lives online has only worsened the smartphone addiction epidemic.” -Harper’s Bazaar
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Dr. David Greenfield is an internationally-recognized authority on the treatment of Internet and Technology Addictions and is the author of “Virtual Addiction,” a book describing computer addiction and its impact on human behavior. He has been on the forefront of technology dependence and abuse since the late 1990s with influential research and wide media exposure.
Dr. Greenfield maintains a clinical practice in central Connecticut and conducts research, training, consultations and lectures throughout the world on the Internet and Digital Media Technology. Currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he is also a fellow and past President of the Connecticut Psychological Association.
Dr. Greenfield has appeared on CNN, ABC News, CBS Early Show, NPR, Fox News, NBC News, Good Morning America, the BBC and the Today Show. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Newsweek, People, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes and many other popular publications.
Noted for his compassion and warmth, Dr. Greenfield also maintains a psychotherapy practice focused on personal growth, mood disorders and relationship issues.