Rebecca Bodenheimer

Rebecca Bodenheimer



Parenting, Higher Education, Pop culture, Media Representation


MA and PhD, University of California, Berkeley, BA, Barnard College



Rebecca has written for CNN Opinion, Today's Parent, Healthline, ThoughtCo,, the LA Times, NPR, Public Radio International, and many other publications. She is passionate about parenting and pop culture.

Rebecca is a San Francisco native and a longtime resident of Oakland who has worked as a full-time freelance writer and editor since 2016. Before that, she had a career in academia.


Rebecca Bodenheimer has her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelor's Degree from Barnard College.

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Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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