Meet Our Experts

39 Experts
8,261 Articles Reviewed
Susan Walker

Susan Walker, MD, MS, FAAP

Susan Walker, MD, MS, FAAP is a board certified pediatrician and Stony Brook Medicine faculty member with 20 years of experience in pediatric practice and pediatric medical education.

Saranya Chumsri, MD

Saranya Chumsri, MD, MD

Dr. Chumsri research focus is on several aspects of breast cancer, including genomics, immunologic, epigenetics, breast cancer stem cells, endocrine resistance, and triple negative breast cancer. Dr. Chumsri received several award including the Career Catalyst Research Grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Dr. Chumsri is the national PI for several clinical trials. Dr. Chumsri is a clinician scientist reviewer for the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). She was the Co-leader disease oriented group: breast cancer for the University of Chicago Phase II Consortium (P2C) between 2011-2014. Dr. Chumsri also receives several funding supports from the Department of Defense, Foundations, and pharmaceutical companies to conduct novel clinical trials in Immuno Oncology as well as Cancer Vaccine for both treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

Lindsey Elizabeth Pfau

Lindsey Elizabeth Pfau, MS, RD, CSSD

Lindsey Elizabeth MS RD CSSD is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with over 10 years of experience in elite sports nutrition and performance. Lindsey is the owner and founder of Rise Up Nutrition helping athletes overcome disordered eating to perform at their highest level (www.RunwithLindsey.com). Lindsey also works with Division 1 collegiate athletes at a local university and contracts with the US Military and elite special forces units. She is a competitive runner from 5k to Marathon distances and is passionate about using food as fuel for the body, mind, and soul.

Jody Braverman

Jody Braverman, CPT, FNS, RYT

Jody Braverman received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Maryland and personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also a certified fitness nutrition specialist (NASM) and a certified yoga teacher (YogaWorks).

Michael J. Breus, PhD, DABSM

Michael J. Breus, PhD, DABSM

Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, and is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (39 times).

Sylvie Tremblay

Sylvie Tremblay, MSc

Sylvie Tremblay holds a Master of Science in molecular and cellular biology, and has years of experience as a cancer researcher and geneticist.

Janet Renee

Janet Renee, MS, RD

Janet Renee has over a decade of experience as a registered dietitian. Renee attended the University of California, Berkeley and holds an M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW

Dr. Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW, PsyD, MSW

Dr. Colleen Neumann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice outside of Washington, DC, in Northern Virginia. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, and also focuses on women's health, self-esteem, body positivity, stress management, anxiety, and depression.

Dr. Anthony Crifase

Dr. Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, DACBN, LDN, CPT, CISSN

Dr. Anthony Crifase is a Doctor of Chiropractic and double board-certified clinical nutritionist. He specializes in the functional medicine model designed at targeting the root causes of disease by implementing both lifestyle strategies as well as nutritional approaches. His background includes training as a Le Cordon Bleu chef, Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Sports Nutritionist.

Lisa Maloney

Lisa Maloney, CPT

Lisa holds a personal trainer certification through the University of Alaska Anchorage, with more than 4,000 hours of hands-on experience working with a variety of client needs, from sports teams to post-rehab populations and weight loss, in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.

Pat F. Bass III

Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH

Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH is a professor of medicine and pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Services Center-Shreveport. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bass is actively involved in both medical education and clinical research.

Kirsten Nunez

Kirsten Nunez, M.S.

Kirsten Nunez, MS is a health and lifestyle journalist based in Beacon, New York. Since 2014, she has contributed to over 15 digital publications. Her work has appeared on nutrition and health websites such as SparkPeople, CureJoy, and Healthline. Kirsten has a Master of Science in Nutrition and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.

Amanda Capritto

Amanda Capritto, CPT, CF-L1

Amanda is a certified personal trainer, CrossFit Level One coach, and certified integrative nutrition health coach. She's experienced in one-on-one personal training, online personal training, small group training, and CrossFit coaching. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from Louisiana State University with minors in sports studies and nutrition science.

M. E. Ford

M. E. Ford, MD, MPH

M. E. Ford is a physician specializing in medical, drug, and health information. She received her degrees in medicine and public health from Johns Hopkins.

Jill Corleone

Jill Corleone, RDN, LD

Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian with more than 20 years of experience. She graduated with honors from New York University and completed her clinical internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Steven Atchley

Steven Atchley, MD, DO

Steven Atchley, MD, DO, is a board-certified cardiologist working in Denver, CO, for the last 31 years. He is also the former CEO of Mesquite Organic Beef, former science advisor for the American Grassfed Association and current organic farmer and rancher.

Bonnie Taub-Dix

Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN

Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN is the award-winning author of “Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table” and creator of BetterThanDieting.com. She is Owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, with offices on Long Island and in NYC. Bonnie is a media personality, media trainer, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist and brand consultant and her stories and thousands of quotes have appeared on a range of media platforms, including TODAY.com, Everyday Health, INSIDER, Huffington Post and Oprah. She is know for giving guidance without gimmicks. As a mom of three, Bonnie shares her knowledge in the kitchen by setting an example when setting her table to show nutritious and delicious can exist on the same plate. Follow her on Twitter: @eatsmartbd, FB: http://facebook.com/BonnieTaubDix.RDN, Instagram: @Bonnietaubdix and @BTDmedia , LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnietaubdix/, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bonnietaubdix/ Weekly News Digest: buff.ly/2HiRV3Z

Katie McKinney

Katie McKinney, ACE CPT and GFI, FMS Level 1

Katie is an ACE-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, as well as being certified in functional movement systems. She ran division 1 cross country and track in college and continues to run for fun as much as she can. She currently works as a corporate wellness and fitness educator and Orangetheory coach in Manhattan.

Melinda Maryniuk

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDE, FADA

Melinda is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with over 40 years experience as a diabetes care and education specialist. Nearly 30 of those years have been in leadership roles with Joslin Diabetes Center. Melinda is recognized nationally and internationally for her hundreds of publications and has lectured extensively on topics related to nutrition and diabetes. She is the 2010 recipient of the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Educator of the Year award and currently serves on the American Association of Diabetes Educator Board of Directors.

Claudia Thompson

Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD

Claudia is an expert at intuitive eating, nutrition science, and removing diets from your life. Claudia has a PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness and is a Registered Dietitian.

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers at her successful private practice in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). She has over 40 years of experience helping thousands of active clients—from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice has even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! Her best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 750,000 copies and now is available in a new 6th edition (2019). Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column, The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in 100+ sports and fitness publications and websites. In addition to inspiring sports-active people to win with good nutrition, Nancy educates dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals how to effectively teach the sports nutrition message. She co-leads a popular online workshop with exercise physiologist John Ivy PhD, available at www.NancyClarkRD.com

Lauren Armstrong

Lauren Armstrong, RDN

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian with over 6 years of experience in the field. She has experience in food service management, nutrition counseling, and WIC. Lauren graduated from Western Michigan University and completed her dietetic internship at Michigan State University. You can see her writing work at www.laurenarmstrongrdn.com

Dayle Davenport

Dayle Davenport, MD

Dayle Davenport is an Associate Professor of Rush Medical College and works as an Emergency medicine physician in Chicago. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

Kay Peck

Kay Peck, RD, MPH

Based in Northern California, Kay is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition from Minnesota State University and an MPH in community health education from San Jose State University. She works in diabetes care, and is a medical reviewer for Livestrong.

Divesh Goel

Divesh Goel, MD

Divesh Goel is a young physician that has served in multiple hospitals and communities throughout the United States of America. Having completed his Medical Doctorate, he worked on various research endeavors focused on a wide range of topics such as mental health, substance abuse, patient health literacy, physician cultural competency, and patient-physician ethnic disparities. Dr. Goel is passionate about individual and public health advocacy. Currently, he is writing and editing health and nutrition articles to foster the intent of raising public health awareness with easily accessible, straightforward, evidence-based topics.

Emily Weber

Emily Weber, MD

Dr. Weber is an Emergency Medicine Physician who works in New York City. She obtained her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and is currently a fellow King’s County Medical Center.

Jennifer Logan

Jennifer Logan, MD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer Logan, MD, MPH is a Preventive Medicine-trained physician with 13 years’ experience writing for patients and physicians. loganmedicalwriting.com

Rachel MacPherson

Rachel MacPherson, BA, CPT

Rachel MacPherson, BA, CPT, is a professional writer with a focus on nutrition, health and fitness. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and is a certified personal trainer studying sports nutrition. Her expertise has been featured in Livestrong, Popsugar, Bustle, Reader's Digest, Weight Watchers, How Stuff Works and more. She runs the website Radical Strength where she shares meal prep recipes, workouts and mental health strategies.

Andra Picincu

Andra Picincu, CN, CPT

Andra Picincu is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience. She holds a BA in Psychology and a BA in Marketing and International Business. Her mission is to help people live healthier lives by making smarter food choices and staying active. In her daily life, Ms. Picincu provides digital marketing consulting and copywriting services as well as nutrition counseling. She owns ShapeYourEnergy, a popular health and fitness website. In 2014, she launched a local nutrition office and partnered up with local gyms to help their clients take the steps needed to better health. Current and former clients include The HOTH, Nutracelle, CLICK - The Coffee Lover's Protein Drink, InstaCuppa, GritWell, Old School Labs, and more. Mr. Picincu is a regular contributor to these platforms where she provides either health-related content or coaching to those who are interested in achieving a balanced lifestyle.

Kim Coppin

Kim Coppin, BSN, RN, CCRN

Kim graduated from Marquette University in 2009 with a dual degree in nursing and Spanish. Her experience includes behavioral health, oncology, telemetry, and ICU. She currently works in the Cardiothoracic ICU at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Tina M. St. John

Tina M. St. John, MD

Dr. St. John is a medical writer and editor with more than 15 years experience in the field. She is a former medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Aubrey Bailey

Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT

Aubrey Bailey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an additional degree in psychology and board certification in hand therapy. Dr. Bailey is also an Anatomy and Physiology professor. She is a former American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and currently works as a Level 1 CrossFit coach.

Mary D. Daley

Mary D. Daley, MD, MSc

Based in Houston, Texas, Dr. Mary D. Daley has been writing and editing health and medicine articles for more than 20 years. Daley holds an MD degree, as well as an MSc in biomedical writing. She is also a board-certified anesthesiologist in the United States and Canada.

Meeta Shah

Meeta Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is a board certified emergency medicine physician who works clinically, as well is involved in medical education, informatics and physician wellness initiatives. She has been involved in medical reviewing and writing for the past 4 years.

Ana Reisdorf

Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD

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Susanna Kalnes

Susanna Kalnes, Master Trainer

Susanna Kalnes Kirkpatrick is a freelancer writer, media consultant, fitness trainer, and health nut with a curious mind. As a master trainer, Kalnes has certified thousands of people to teach fitness over the years. For more information, visit susannakalnes.com.

Monya De

Monya De, MD, MPH

Dr. Monya De is an internal medicine physician. She holds degrees from Stanford University (with honors), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine (with distinction). She is a professional journalist and editor and has served as a medical advisor to several films and television shows.

Adam Perlman

Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

Adam Perlman, MD, MPH is a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He specializes in the integration of lifestyle and other complementary modalities, such as acupuncture or massage, with more conventional medicine in a whole person approach to treating a wide variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Perlman is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in both integrative and functional medicine. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also completed a residency and fellowship in general internal medicine, a preventative medicine residency, and a Master of Public Health. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Perlman was the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness for the Duke University Health System and Executive Director for Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Jeanette Rybski

Jeanette Rybski, APRN

I am an APRN specializing in Pediatric Surgery.