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The Verywell Family Review Board is a team of board-certified physicians and recognized health, wellness, and finance experts who ensure our content is high-quality, judgment-free, and here to support you through all the stages of parenthood. They join us in our mission to be a modern resource for reliable and realistic pregnancy and parenting advice.

Get to know the passionate and esteemed experts who make up the Review Board.

Review Board Members

Rebecca Agi, MS, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Rebecca Agi
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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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Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD
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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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Alisa Baer, MD
Pediatrician
Alisa Baer
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Alisa Baer, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally certified child passenger safety instructor, and co-founder of The Car Seat Lady. In her 21 years in the field, Dr. Baer has consulted with many of the leading car seat manufacturers in the design and development of their car seats and has helped parents correctly install more than 15,000 car seats.

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Leyla Bilali, RN
Fertility Consultant
Leyla Bilali
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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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Andrea Chisholm, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Andrea Chisholm, MD
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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 is currently on the Clinical Advisory Board of the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders.

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Sacha Coupet
Family Attorney
Sacha Coupet
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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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Alyssa Dweck, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Dweck
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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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Michelle Felder, LCSW, MA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Michelle Felder
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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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Juli Fraga, PsyD
Psychologist
Juli Fraga, PsyD.
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Juli Fraga, PsyD is a writer and a psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience, specializing in women's health with a focus on maternal mental health concerns like depression and anxiety. She's also written about postpartum depression, parenthood, grief, anxiety, and more.

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Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD
Family Physician
Tyra
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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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Lyndsey Garbi, MD
Pediatrician
Garbi
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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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Rachel Gurevich, RN
Fertility Advocate
Rachel Girevich
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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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Willow Jarosh, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian
Willow Jarosh
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Willow Jarosh, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and nutrition coach specializing in intuitive eating. She is the co-author of the "Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook," and the founder of Willow Jarosh Nutrition, an intuitive eating based nutrition practice. As a media spokesperson, Willow has been featured in Fitness, SHAPE, SELF, and more.

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Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Brian
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Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). He is the director and founding partner of CCRM New York and was named a rising star by Super Doctors from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Levine has received multiple honors and awards for mentoring students, residents, and fellows.

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Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist
Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
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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, BCBA, LBA
Trauma-Informed Behavior Analyst
Samantha Mann
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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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Amy Marschall, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
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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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Kristin McGee, CPT
Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor
Kristin McGee
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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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Stephanie Middleberg, RD
Registered Dietitian
Stephanie Middleberg
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Stephanie Middleberg, RD, is the founder of Middleberg Nutrition, a health and wellness practice. She is the best-selling author of "The Big Book of Organic Baby Food" and "The Big Book of Organic Toddler Food." In addition, Stephanie consults for an array of companies and corporations.

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Amy Morin, LCSW
Psychotherapist
Amy Morin
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Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, an international bestselling author of books on mental strength and host of The Verywell Mind Podcast. She delivered one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time.

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Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD
Dermatologist
Blair Murphy-Rose
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Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist based in New York. She specializes in facial rejuvenation techniques and has expertise in the treatment and detection of medical conditions including skin cancer, acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Dr. Rose has also been published in notable peer-reviewed journals.

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Rachel Nazarian, MD
Dermatologist
Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD
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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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Vanessa Nzeh, MD
Pediatrics Physician
Vanessa Nzeh, MD, of the Verywell Family Review Board
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Vanessa Nzeh, MD, is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician who is passionate about patient advocacy, the integration of maternal and child health, as well as increasing diversity and inclusion in medical education. Dr. Nzeh’s goal is to establish a patient-doctor relationship that equips the patient with the necessary tools to feel empowered and take charge of their overall health. 

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Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH
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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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Elisha Peterson, MD, MEd, FAAP, FASA
Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Physician
Elisha Peterson
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Elisha Peterson MD is a triple board-certified Harvard trained pain medicine physician with a background in anesthesiology. She currently serves at the director of the chronic pain clinic at Children’s National Hospital and is a frequent contributor of the Children’s National parent blog educating parents on chronic pain in children.

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Sarah Rahal, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Sarah
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Sarah Rahal, MD, is a double board-certified adult and pediatric neurologist and headache medicine specialist, with additional training in functional and environmental medicine. She taught at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and is the founder of a bioscience company that innovates natural bio-actives for gut and immune health.

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Erika Rasure, PhD
Financial Therapist
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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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Leigh Raviv, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Raviv
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Leigh Raviv, WHNP-BC, is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner in New York City. She has dedicated her career to providing gynecologic and reproductive health care across the lifespan, with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. She is passionate about wellness promotion, holistic women’s health, and reducing health care provider burnout.

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Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Rufo
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Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc, is a board-certified physician, assistant professor of pediatrics, and senior investigator in the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Boston Children's Hospital for the past 25 years. Dr. Rufo has been the director of the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition since 2007.

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Carly Snyder, MD
Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist
Carly
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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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Former Verywell Family Review Board Members

  • Anita Sadaty, MD
  • Meredith Shur, MD
  • Joel Forman, MD
  • Jonathan B. Jassey, DO
  • Sanja Jelic, MD
  • Lindsey Waldman, MD, RD
  • Aron Janssen, MD

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