Meet Our Expert Review Board

At Parents, our mission is to provide you with trustworthy advice and a supportive community as you raise the next generation of confident and compassionate kids. That's why we're committed to making sure all of our content is trustworthy, medically accurate, and reflects the most current thinking and perspectives on childhood and parenthood.

To support this mission, we launched our Expert Review Board. Members of this board read and review Parents content to let readers know that the information can be trusted. Their names and bios accompany the author's byline on stories they've approved.

The Parents Expert Review Board is made up of a diverse group of recognized experts with up-to-date credentials and certifications, a science-backed view of health and parenting topics, and a passion for sharing accurate information with the masses. With their help, the Parents editorial team can make sure the very best, unbiased parenting information gets into the hands of millions of users and helps create impactful, positive change.

Read on to learn more about the skilled members of the Parents Expert Review Board.


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Mona Amin, D.O.


Mona Amin, D.O., is a pediatrician, mom, and creator of The New Mom’s Survival Guide based in Florida. She works in private practice and, through her brand Pedsdoctalk, her goal is to provide relatable and easy-to-digest education for the modern parent regarding the health and wellness of their child. 

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Antwon Chavis, M.D


Antwon Chavis, M.D., is the assistant professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He has experience providing comprehensive and evidence-based medical services to children from birth through adolescence.

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Teja Dyamenahalli, MD, MPH, FAAP


Teja Dyamenahalli MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. She has been practicing hospital medicine for almost a decade and has additional training and expertise in nutrition, culinary medicine, functional medicine, and the effects of media on child health.

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Lyndsey Garbi, MD


Lyndsey Garbi, MD, is double board-certified in pediatrics and neonatology. She serves as an assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and practices within the Northwell Health System. Dr. Garbi is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and chief pediatrician at Blueberry Pediatrics.

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David L. Hill, M.D.


Dr. Hill has been practicing pediatrics in the outpatient and inpatient settings since 1998. He has written and edited three books for the American Academy of Pediatrics, including the best-selling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in the North Carolina Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics, most recently on the AAP Council Management Committee. Dr. Hill has a long career in broadcasting as well, currently co-hosting the AAP's flagship podcast, Pediatrics on Call.

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Candice W. Jones, MD FAAP


Candice Jones, MD began her pediatric career in 2006. As a pediatrician, she calls herself "auntie" within the families she serves. She provides comprehensive care for children from birth to young adulthood. Candice is an Author and Spokesperson with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the host of the KIDing Around with Dr. Candice Podcast.

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Wendy L. Hunter, M.D.


Wendy Hunter, M.D., is an associate physician at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group in La Jolla, California. She was formerly an associate professor at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine and worked as a general pediatrician in the emergency department at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

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Natalie D. Muth, M.D.

Pediatrician and Registered Dietitian

Dr. Muth is a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group in Carlsbad, California, founder and director of the WELL Clinic, which helps children and families optimize health, and an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA where she teaches an introductory nutrition course. Dr. Muth is an award-winning author, having published several books for parents including The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes and How to Raise Healthy Eaters: Starting Solids.

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Family Medicine

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Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD

Family Physician

Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and currently serves as the medical director of an outpatient clinic. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Tennyson Francis is also a former Naval officer, serving as an active duty family physician for six years. She still serves the military as a civilian doctor today.

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Emergency Medicine & Public Health

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Monika Goyal, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist

Monika Goyal, M.D., MSCE, is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist and associate chief, director of academic affairs and research in the division of emergency medicine at Children's National Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Public Health

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Varuna Srinivasan

Sexual Health Consultant

Varuna Srinivasan is a gender justice activist, writer, and sexual health consultant. They are also co-chair of the Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale University, which focuses on contemporary issues affecting women and gender minorities surrounding mental health, as well as a published writer on intersectional feminism, reproductive health, gender, and sexuality.

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Andrea Chisholm, MD FACOG


Andrea Chisholm, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She has taught at both Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, and she is currently on the Clinical Advisory Board of the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders.

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Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG


Alyssa Dweck, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and assistant clinical professor of obstetrics-gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Dweck has co-authored three books, including "The Complete A to Z for Your V," and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Day L.A.

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Shieva Ghofrany, M.D.


Shieva Ghofrany, M.D., is a board-certified OB-GYN in Stamford, Connecticut with 23 years of experience as a physician caring for people of varied ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, sizes, and insurances.

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Kiarra King, M.D.


Kiarra King, M.D., is a Chicago-based physician who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She believes that education is empowerment and actively works to ensure her patients and community are informed.

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Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH


Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH, is a board-certified obstetrics-gynecology physician who is passionate about equitable healthcare and the promotion of diversity in medicine. She is the founder of The Mentorship Squad (TMS), a community of Black and Latinx women seeking mentorship along their journey to becoming U.S. physicians.

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Lulu Zhao, M.D.


Lulu Zhao, M.D., FACOG, FASAM is a board-certified OB-GYN with advanced training in women's mental health. Dr. Zhao is the assistant professor of OB-GYN and psychiatry and part of the reproductive psychiatry team at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland. She's also the director of the RISE-Moms Perinatal Addiction Clinic, a contributor to the National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP), and a former board member of the North American Board of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology (NASPOG).

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Pregnancy & Doula

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Yamel Belen, R.N., IBCLC

Registered Nurse, Professional Doula, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Yamel Belen is a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in pediatrics, a professional doula, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a certified childbirth educator based in Tampa, Florida.

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Leyla Bilali, RN

Fertility Consultant

Leyla Bilali, RN, is a registered nurse, fertility nurse, and fertility consultant in the New York City area. She is passionate about providing personalized care, continuity and consistency, intimacy, and proper education for clients. Leyla is also an advisor for Robyn, an integrative fertility and parenthood wellness support platform.

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Rachel Gurevich

Rachel Gurevich, RN

Fertility Advocate

Rachel Gurevich is a fertility advocate, author, and recipient of The Hope Award for Achievement, from Resolve: The National Infertility Association. She is a professional member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and has been writing about women’s health since 2001. Rachel uses her own experiences with infertility to write compassionate, practical, and supportive articles.

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Iya Mystique Faodugun, M.S., CFSD, CBS, CLE, CBE

Full-Spectrum Birth Worker and Student Midwife

Iya Mystique Hargrove is a full-spectrum birth worker, member of the Queer Doula Network, and student midwife at Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery. They have served as a midwifery school instructor, lactation educator, childbirth educator, doula/birth work trainer, guest lecturer, and workshop facilitator specializing in the topics of trauma-informed care, inclusivity, intersectionality, anti-Blackness, and LGBTQIA+ advocacy.

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Mental Health

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Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at a private practice in Chapel Hill, N.C., with years of experience providing evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents. She has broad training in child clinical psychology and enjoys working with children and families from various backgrounds.

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Michelle Felder, LCSW, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michelle is a New York state-licensed clinical social worker. Since beginning her clinical social work career in 2007, Michelle has worked with families in a variety of settings, including schools, homes, and outpatient mental health clinics. In addition, Michelle is an adjunct lecturer and faculty advisor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.

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Wayne Fleisig, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Wayne Fleisig, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Birmingham, Alabama and has been working with children and parents for close to 30 years.

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Dr. Ann-Louise T Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist

Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric psychologist, parent coach, author, speaker, and owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC. Dr. Lockhart specializes in working with clients who present with medical diagnoses and are seeking alternative solutions.

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Samantha Mann

Samantha Mann

Trauma Informed Behavior Analyst

Samantha Mann is a trauma-informed behavior analyst who began working in the field in in 2013. As a board-certified behavior analyst, she helps children and young adults increase their independent life skills, social skills, and ability to regulate emotions. She also helps students of all ages engage in harm reduction. 

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Dr. Amy Marschall, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Amy Marschall, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who works with children and adolescents. She is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and telemental health. She provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

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Carly Snyder, MD

Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist

Carly Snyder, MD, is a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist who combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments. She is also the director for women's health for Family Health Associates, host of the podcast MD for Moms, and a regular contributor to many news and media outlets. Dr. Snyder was named a "Rising Star" by Super Doctors in 2019.

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Janet Taylor, M.D.


Janet Taylor, M.D., MPH has been an adult psychiatrist for more than 30 years with a specialty in Community Psychiatry and working in under-resourced areas. An expert in urban mental health and wellness, her passion has been teaching parents how to utilize their own strengths and backgrounds to make them more aware of their children's psychological development and enhance their communication.

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Stacey R. Younge, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Stacey Younge is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in the mental health field for 15 years. She conducts trainings for a variety of nonprofit organizations on topics such as community and self-care, trauma, and youth engagement. Stacey owns Sixth Street Wellness, a group private practice in NYC specializing in trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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Kim Nichols, M.D.


Kim Nichols, M.D., is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in private practice in Fairfield, CT. She is also the author of "The Book of Skin," which she self-published in 2021.

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Jody Alpert Levine, M.D.


Jody A. Levine, M.D., is the director of dermatology at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC. Prior to co-founding the practice, Dr. Levine worked in private practice in Manhattan, was the medical director of a medical spa in Brooklyn, and served as head of pediatric dermatology at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. Currently, Dr. Levine is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, as well as an associate adjunct surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD


Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist seeing patients in New York, N.Y. She practices various aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic treatments, laser, injectables, skin cancer screening, general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and body contouring.

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Jill Castle, M.S., RDN

Pediatric Dietitian

Jill Castle, M.S., RDN, is a child nutrition expert, pediatric dietitian, owner of Jill Castle Nutrition, and author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters From High Chair to High School. She previously served as a clinical pediatric dietitian at both Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Michael Pistiner, M.D.


Michael Pistiner, M.D., is director of food allergy advocacy, education, and prevention for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Food Allergy Center in Boston. He has a special interest in food allergy and anaphylaxis education and advocacy, infant food allergy management and prevention, and maintaining quality of life in children and families with food allergies.

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Education & Development

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Heather Clarke

Educator, Disability Advocate, and Parent Coach

Heather Clarke is an educator, disability advocate, lecturer, and parent coach. She's the founder and CEO of The Learning Advocate and she also serves as an adjunct professor of special education and elementary education and early childhood development and education at Brooklyn College and Queen's College, CUNY, as well as an adjunct professor of special education at New York University.

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Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D.

Pediatric Sleep Expert

Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., DBSM, is the associate director of the Sleep Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University. Dr. Mindell has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders and has been on the board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation, a foundation established to educate the public about sleep and sleep disorders, as well as for the Sleep Research Society.

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Kristin McGee, CPT

Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor

Kristin McGee, CPT, is a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and Pilates teacher. She currently teaches yoga and meditation for Peloton, including prenatal and postnatal classes. Kristin is a pioneer in making yoga and mindful movement more accessible for all.

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Rebecca Agi, MS, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant

Rebecca Agi, MS, IBCLC, is an international board-certified lactation consultant and founder of Best Milk LA, a private in-home and virtual lactation consulting service. As a nationally recognized lactation expert, Rebecca has been featured in several media outlets including Parents Magazine, Yahoo, Fit Pregnancy, Romper, and more.

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Personal Finance

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Erika Rasure, PhD

Financial Therapist

Erika Rasure, PhD, is an internationally-known financial therapist and a cryptocurrency and personal finance expert. She is the founder of Crypto Goddess, the first learning community curated for women to learn how to invest their money—and themselves—in crypto, blockchain, and the future of finance and digital assets.

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Family Law

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Sacha Coupet, PhD, JD

Family Attorney

Sacha Coupet, PhD, JD, is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean of Mission Innovation at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Sacha's scholarly work has been published in numerous national law reviews, and she has been quoted or mentioned in print publications. In addition, she is co-editor of the groundbreaking book, "Children, Sexuality and the Law" published by NYU Press. 

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