About FamilyEducation's Medical Reviewers

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Adam Clark

Adjunct Professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

About Adam 

Adam Clark, LCSW, AASW is a published writer, educator, and adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. Adam is… read more about this author

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Alison Shely, DNP, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner specializing in Intensive Care, Women’s Health, and Primary Care

About Alison

Alison Shely, DNP, FNP-C is a nurse practitioner, nurse coach, yoga teacher, and nurse writer who specializes in articles, blogging, and copy… read more about this author

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Alvin Poussaint, MD

Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

About Dr. Alvin Poussaint

Alvin is a Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus. He served as Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School until… read more about this author

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Alyson Martinez

Registered Dietitian

About Alyson 

Alyson is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience working with babies, kids, and teens. She coaches parents through nutritional… read more about this author

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Amanda Woodman

Autism Expert

About Amanda 

Amanda is an autism expert and clinical director at Springtide. 

Background Experience 

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Bethany Cook

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

About Bethany 

With 21 years of clinical experience in the mental health field, Bethany's outside-the-box perspective on individual, family, and group… read more about this author

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Breanna Herring, CNM, ARNP, MSN, DNP

Certified Nurse-Midwife

About Breanna 

Breanna is a certified Nurse-Midwife through AMCB with 11 years of experience in reproductive health fields (labor and delivery, clinical… read more about this author

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Bridget Carey, MSN, RN ,CWCN

Board-certified nurse with over 15 years of experience

Bridget Carey is a board-certified, master's prepared registered nurse with over 15 years of experience in healthcare. She received her Master's in Nursing Education from… read more about this author

Christina Sieren

Christina Sieren, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

About Christina 

Christina Sieren is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional based in Valencia, CA .  Christina specializes in the counseling of… read more about this author

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Dana Bressette, MS

Genetics Specialist

About Dana

Dana is a Professor of Genetics, Nutrition, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Phoenix. She has been awarded 2 badges by the university… read more about this author

Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN

Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Donna has been a nurse for over 3 decades. She has worked as an RN and nurse practitioner both inpatient and outpatient and specializes in pediatrics.

Donna… read more about this author

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Dr. Beth A. Pratt

Assistant Professor of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University

About Beth 

Dr. Beth A. Pratt is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing and a… read more about this author

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Dr. Chloe A. Zera, M.D.

Doctor of Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

About Chloe 

Dr. Chloe Zera is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Boston, Massachusetts, and is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. She is also… read more about this author

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Dr. Jennifer Litner, Ph.D., LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

About Jennifer

Dr. Jennifer Litner has over a decade of experience working, studying and teaching in the field of sexual health, with a specialization in sex… read more about this author

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Dr. Laura Purdy, MD, MBA, Physician Executive

Chief Medical Officer and Digital Healthcare Expert

About Dr. Laura Purdy 

Dr. Laura Purdy, MD/MBA is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician. She has been licensed in all 50 states plus D.C. Laura Purdy has… read more about this author

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Dr. Loree A. Johnson, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

About Loree 

Dr. Loree A. Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 25 years of experience as a clinician, educator, and… read more about this author

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Dr. Mitchell Kramer, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Huntington Hosptial

About Mitchell

Mitchell is a board-certified OB/GYN that performs advanced minimally-invasive laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, and robotically-assisted gynecologic… read more about this author

Dr. Neha Sheth, DO FACOG

Dr. Neha Sheth, DO FACOG

Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

About Neha

Dr. Neha Sheth is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in New York City who delivers and performs surgeries at Lenox Hill Hospital. She… read more about this author

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Dr. Reena B. Patel, LEP, BCBA

Psychologist and Licensed Educational Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

About Reena 

Reena is a well-known Parenting Expert, Positive Psychologist, and Licensed Educational Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For more than 20 years,… read more about this author

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Dr. Taoheed Jimoh

DDS - Dentist

About Taoheed

Taoheed is a recently-qualified doctor who has trained in various hospital units, (particularly ICU, Accident and Emergency, and Oral and… read more about this author

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Emily Wright, MSN, CNM

MSN, CNM, Nurse and Midwife

About Emily

Having graduated with a Master's degree from Frontier Nursing University in 2012, Emily has over 10 years of experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife… read more about this author

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Gemma Young, BSc

Science and Genetics Writer

About Gemma

Gemma has over 13 years of experience as a scientific writer, reviewer, and editor in the UK, and has written a range of publications, from student… read more about this author

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HeHe Stewart

Birth and Postpartum Doula

About HeHe

HeHe is an experienced Doula, Childbirth consultant and Infant Feeding Specialist. She is the founder of a Maternity Concierge, Doula and Birthing… read more about this author

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Henry Bernstein, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About Henry

Henry is a highly experienced Professor of Pediatrics, currently working at the Zucker School of Medicine in New York. His extensive CV reflects over… read more about this author

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Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

About Jerome 

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist on the faculty at … read more about this author

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John Arden

ABPP, Neuropsychology Expert

About John

John completed his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology with a focus on Clinical and Community Mental Health in 1984. Since then, John has worked as a… read more about this author