Meet Our Board of Advisors
Ari Brown, M.D.
Author of Baby 411; Toddler 411; Expecting 411; spokesperson for American Academy of Pediatrics; private practice at 411 Pediatrics, in Austin, TX. www.baby411.com
Antwon Chavis, M.D.
Assistant professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University.
David L. Hill, M.D.
Adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro; Chair of AAP Council on Communications and Media. www.doctordavidhill.com/
Yvonne Maldonado, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics, global health and infectious disease at Stanford University School of Medicine; Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Stanford Children's Health; Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Diversity; Member of AAP Infectious Disease Committee.
Terri McFadden, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine; member of Executive Committee of AAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention; Co-Medical Director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids-Atlanta; Medical Director of the Georgia Coalition of Reach Out and Read.
Kimberly Montez, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine; Associate Director of Integrating Special Populations for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.
Natalie D. Muth, M.D., M.P.H., R.D.N.
Director of the Children's Primary Care Medical Group W.E.L.L. nutrition clinic and Walk with a Doc-Carlsbad, in Carlsbad, California; Adjunct assistant professor UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity; Author of Family Fit Plan; How to Raise Healthy Eaters, and The Picky Eater Project. www.drnataliemuth.com/
Cara Natterson, M.D.
Author of The Care and Keeping of You; Guy Stuff; The Body Book for Boys; Decoding Boys, Worry Proof; Dangerous or Safe?; Your Toddler Head to Toe; Your Newborn Head to Toe (and others!). www.worryproofmd.com/
Irwin Redlener, M.D.,
Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund; Professor of Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness; Director, Earth Institute, Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience; author of The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America.
Michael Rich, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center on Media and Child Health, Children's Hospital Boston; Associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; associate professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Author of Ask the Mediatrician blog. www.cmch.typepad.com/mediatrician
Darshak Sanghavi, M.D.
Pediatric cardiologist and associate professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School; Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare and Retirement; author of A Map Of The Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body. www.darshaksanghavi.com
Jennifer Shu, M.D.
Private practice in Atlanta. Medical editor of American Academy of Pediatrics' website HealthyChildren.org. Coauthor of Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor, and A Bottle of Ketchup; American Academy of Pediatrics' Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality and editor of American Academy of Pediatrics' Baby and Child Health. www.jennifershu.com
MENTAL HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR:
Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist in private practice in Shaker Heights, OH; Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, Executive Director of Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls; author of Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls and Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood. www.drlisadamour.com/
Wayne Fleisig, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist, Children's Behavioral Health, Children's of Alabama (hospital), in Birmingham.
Becky Kennedy, Ph.D.
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist in private practice, Princeton, NJ; author of: Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem; What's My Child Thinking?: Practical Psychology for Modern Parents; Growing Friendships; Smart Parenting For Smart Kids; Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends; What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister). http://drfriendtastic.com/
Harold Koplewicz, M.D.
President, Child Mind Institute; author of The Scaffold Effect, Its Nobody's Fault and More Than Moody. www.childmind.org
Laura S. Olivos, Psy.D.
Psychologist at The Olive Tree Center for Child & Family Psychology in Miami Beach. www.olivetreepsychology.com
Silvia Pereira-Smith, M.D
Assistant professor of pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Medical University of South Carolina.
Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, M.D.
Assistant professor of pediatrics and a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine.
Timothy L. Verduin, Ph.D.
Clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Clinical director, ADHD and Behavior Disorder Service.
Tamika Auguste, M.D.
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine; Interim Chair, Women's and Infants' Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Yamel Belen, R.N., C.L.C
Doula/Owner at One Love Doula Services in Tampa; President, Tampa Bay Birth Network; Regional Nursing Director, Tampa Bay Medical Foster Care, Pediatrics. www.onelovedoula.com
Marjorie Greenfield, M.D.
Director of general obstetrics and gynecology, Case Western Medical Center, in Cleveland; professor of reproductive biology and pediatrics; author of The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book and Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide.
Marta Perez, M.D.
Assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and laborist at Washington University School of Medicine. www.drmartaperez.com
Laura Riley, M.D.
Professor and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
Alexandra Sacks, M.D.
Reproductive psychiatrist in private practice in NYC; affiliated with Women's Program at Columbia University Medical Center; author of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions From Pregnancy to Motherhood; host of podcast "Motherhood Sessions." www.alexandrasacksmd.com/
Aaron Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Interim Director, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment; assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children's Hospital; member of AAP Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee.
Philip Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc.
Director, Global Public Health and the Common Good; Director, Global Observatory on Pollution and Health; Professor of Biology, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College; author of Children and Environmental Toxins.
Jill Castle, R.D.
Co-author of Fearless Feeding; author of Eat Like a Champion and The Smart Mom's Guide to Starting Solids. https://jillcastle.com/
Sally Kuzemchak, R.D.
Author of The 101 Healthiest Foods for Kids and Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family. Save Your Sanity. www.realmomnutrition.com
Maya Feller, R.D.
Adjunct professor of nutrition at NYU; dietitian in private practice in Brooklyn. Author of The Southern Comfort Food Diabetes Cookbook. www.mayafellernutrition.com
Dalina Soto, R.D.
Dietitian in private practice in Philadelphia. www.nutritiouslyyoursllc.com
EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND SAFETY:
Khama Ennis, M.D., M.P.H
Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine and Medical Staff President at Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton, MA.
Mark Anthony Griffiths, M.D.
Assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine; associate medical director of emergency department at Hughes Spalding Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Wendy L. Hunter, M.D.
Assistant clinical professor of pediatric emergency medicine, Rady Children's Hospital/University of California San Diego. www.Babyscience.info
Michael Pistiner, M.D.
Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Food Allergy Center; member of AAP's Section on Allergy and Immunology Executive Committee. www.allergyhome.org
Hemant Sharma, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and Director of the Food Allergy Program at Children's National; Vice-Chair of the Integrative Medicine Committee for the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.
EDUCATION AND LITERACY:
Patricia Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor of teacher education at Michigan State College of Education. Author of New Ways to Engage Parents: Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Leaders, K-12. Former president of the Literacy Research Association.
Fifth grade teacher in Parma Michigan; author of The Creativity Project and co-author of Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids; Co-host of The Yarn, a podcast about children's books.
Reading consultant in Maplewood, NJ; author of Connecting with Students Online: Strategies for Remote Teaching and Learning; The Reading Strategies Book, The Writing Strategies Book; The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K-2 and 3-6. www.jenniferserravallo.com
Maida Chen, M.D.
Associate professor of pediatrics at University of Washington. Director of Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center and pediatric pulmonologist at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Jodi Mindell, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Sleep Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; professor of psychology, St. Joseph's University. Chair, Pediatric Sleep Council. Author of Sleeping Through The Night and Sleep Deprived No More, coauthor of Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep. www.babysleep.com
Judith Owens, M.D.
Director of Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital; professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School; coauthor of Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep.
Anna Bruckner, M.D.
Professor of dermatology at University of Colorado; pediatric dermatologist at Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; president-elect of Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance.
Jody Alpert Levine, M.D.
Private practice, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC.
Kim Nichols, M.D.
Adult dermatologist in private practice in Greenwich, CT. www.kimnicholsmd.com
Lezli Levene Harvell, D.M.D.
Chief Pediatric Dentist, Dental Kidz, Newark NJ. www.dentalkidz.com
Maria Velasco, D.M.D.
Assistant professor of clinical pediatric dentistry at Penn Dental Medicine.
Traci Baxley, Ph.D.
Associate professor at Florida Atlantic University School of Education. Author of forthcoming Social Justice Parenting. www.socialjusticeparenting.com
Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D.
Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race and Culture Equity Lab); associate editor of Latinx Psychology Today; author of Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health and co-author of forthcoming Race and Colorism in Latino Communities: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs.
Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.
Professor of humanities and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Author of How to be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. www.ibramxkendi.com
Author of How to Raise an Adult, Real American, and forthcoming Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. www.julielythcotthaims.com