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
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. http://doctordavidhill.com/
Harvey Karp, M.D.
Assistant professor of pediatrics, USC School of Medicine. Author of The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep; The Happiest Baby On The Block; The Happiest Toddler On The Block; creator of the SNOO. https://www.happiestbaby.com/
Jane Morton, M.D.
Expert in breastfeeding medicine; clinical professor of pediatrics, Emerita, Stanford University School of Medicine; private practice in Menlo Park, CA. http://www.breastmilksolutions.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. http://cmch.typepad.com/mediatrician
Harley Rotbart, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics emeritus, University of Colorado School of Medicine; author of Miracles We Have Seen, 940 Saturdays, No Regrets Parenting and Germ Proof Your Kids.
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
Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.
Spokesperson for AAP; Chief medical officer, SpoonfulOne; author of Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life Balance.
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.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 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. https://www.drlisadamour.com/
Wayne Fleisig, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist, Children’s Behavioral Health, Children’s of Alabama (hospital), in Birmingham.
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/
Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist in private practice, Los Angeles. Author, Voice Lessons for Parents; The Blessing of a Skinned Knee; The Blessing of a B Minus. www.wendymogel.com
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Author of Homesick and Happy; It’s A Boy!; Speaking of Boys; The Pressured Child; Coauthor of Raising Cain, Best Friends/Worst Enemies; Mom, They’re Teasing Me. www.michaelthompson-phd.com
Robin Berman, M.D.
Associate professor of psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Author of Permission to Parent. www.robinbermanmd.com
David Fassler, M.D.
Clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Author of Help Me, I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Childhood Depression.
Harold Koplewicz, M.D.
President, Child Mind Institute; author of Its Nobody’s Fault and More Than Moody. www.childmind.org
Rebecca Landa, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore; professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School 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.
Alice Domar, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Domar Center for Mind/Body Health; assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School; author of Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom, Live a Little: What the Research Really Says About Living a Pretty Healthy Life; Conquering Infertility; Self Nurture; Healing Mind, Healthy Woman. www.domarcenter.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.
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." https://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/
Connie Diekman, R.D.
Food and nutrition consultant; former director of University Nutrition, Washington University in St. Louis.
EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND SAFETY:
Martin Eichelberger, M.D.
Founder, Safe Kids USA; professor of surgery and pediatrics, George Washington University.
Wendy Hunter, M.D.
Assistant clinical professor of pediatric emergency medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California San Diego.
Gary A. Smith, M.D, Dr.P.H.
Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, in Columbus. Associate professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine and epidemiology, Ohio State University. www.injurycenter.org
William Berger, M.D.
Pediatric allergist in private practice and at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, in Orange, California; author, Asthma for Dummies and Allergies and Asthma for Dummies.
Hugh Sampson, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics, allergy and immunology and director, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.
Deborah Stipek, Ph.D.
Professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Author of Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning.
Cathy Vatterott, Ph.D.
Professor emeritus of education at University of Missouri-St. Louis; author of Rethinking Homework. http://www.homeworklady.com/
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
Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics and medicine; Chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine/Rady Children’s Hospital.
Jody Alpert Levine, M.D.
Private practice, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC.
Lezli Levene Harvell, D.M.D.
Chief Pediatric Dentist, Dental Kidz, Newark NJ. www.dentalkidz.com