Learn more about the experts who review our articles to make sure they are accurate and trustworthy. 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 Personal Detail 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. Read more Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Alisa Baer, MD Pediatrician Personal Detail 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. Read more Eva Beaulieu, MD Internal Medicine Hospitalist Personal Detail Eva Beaulieu, MD is a well-respected medical doctor and business entrepreneur who inspires women to live their best life by taking care of their bodies inside and out. She published her first book “Paging Doctor You” in 2020 and recently published her children's book “Tell Me Where Does It Hurt” earlier this year. Read more Leyla Bilali, RN Fertility Consultant Personal Detail 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. Read more Andrea Chisholm, MD Obstetrician-Gynecologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Sacha Coupet Family Attorney Personal Detail 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. Read more Alyssa Dweck, MD Obstetrician-Gynecologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Teja Dyamenahalli, MD, MPH, FAAP Pediatrician Personal Detail 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. Read more Michelle Felder, LCSW, MA Licensed Clinical Social Worker Personal Detail 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. Read more Juli Fraga, PsyD Psychologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD Family Physician Personal Detail 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. Read more Lyndsey Garbi, MD Pediatrician Personal Detail 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. Read more Rachel Gurevich, RN Fertility Advocate Personal Detail 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. Read more Willow Jarosh, MS, RD Registered Dietitian Personal Detail 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. Read more Somi Javaid, MD Obstetrician-Gynecologist Personal Detail Dr. Somi Javaid is a board-certified OB/GYN, leading women’s sexual health care provider, thought leader, and founder and Chief Medical Officer of HerMD. Her passion for women’s health, from the gender disparity in healthcare to female-focused research studies, has allowed her to educate and advocate for women. She has been a speaker for various health and wellness campaigns, events, and podcasts. She's also been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Well+Good, InStyle, Parents, Refinery29, Mashable, Adweek, and Popsugar. Read more Candice W. Jones, MD, FAAP Pediatrician Personal Detail 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. Read more Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG Obstetrician-Gynecologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP Pediatric Psychologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Samantha Mann, BCBA, LBA Trauma-Informed Behavior Analyst Personal Detail 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. Read more Amy Marschall, PsyD Clinical Psychologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Kristin McGee, CPT Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor Personal Detail 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. Read more Stephanie Middleberg, RD Registered Dietitian Personal Detail 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. Read more Amy Morin, LCSW Psychotherapist Personal Detail 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. Read more Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD Dermatologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Rachel Nazarian, MD Dermatologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Vanessa Nzeh, MD Pediatrics Physician Personal Detail 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. Read more Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH Obstetrician-Gynecologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Elisha Peterson, MD, MEd, FAAP, FASA Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Physician Personal Detail 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. Read more Sarah Rahal, MD Pediatric Neurologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Erika Rasure, PhD Financial Therapist Personal Detail 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. Read more Leigh Raviv, WHNP-BC Nurse Practitioner Personal Detail 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. Read more Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc Pediatric Gastroenterologist Personal Detail 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. Read more Leanne Sherred, MS, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Personal Detail Leanne is a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist with years of experience treating children and adults for communication differences and disorders in outpatient clinics, home health, and telepractice. Leanne co-founded Expressable to create a more effective, accessible care model for individuals with speech and language needs. Read more Carly Snyder, MD Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist Personal Detail 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. Read more Nicole Sparks, MD, FACOG Obstetrician-Gynecologist Personal Detail Nicole Sparks, MD, FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and currently practices in rural Georgia as a hospitalist. Dr. Sparks is passionate about empowering women to take charge of their health and working to decrease maternal mortality rates in the U.S. through awareness and patient education. Read more Former Verywell Family Review Board Members Anita Sadaty, MDMeredith Shur, MDJoel Forman, MDJonathan B. 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