Dr. Susan E. Carlson is the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She served on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) for 12 years, including the past nine years as President-elect, President and Past President. She has been a consulting editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2005-2010) and served on the Institute of Medicine/NRC Committee on Nutrient Relationships in Seafood (2005-2006).
Her national honorary awards include the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for pioneering research benefiting women and children (2008) and honorary member of the American Dietetic Association (now Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) for pioneering work in the role of DHA in infant development (2002). She has 35 years of experience leading clinical studies of DHA with outcomes including pregnancy outcome and infant growth and development and is currently one of the primary investigators on a multi-site NICHD-supported RCT to determine the effect of 1000 vs 200 mg DHA on birth before 34 weeks gestation.
Dr. Lauren Crosby is a nationally-recognized parenting expert and pediatrician. After graduating from Smith College and the UCLA School of Medicine, she trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center during which time she served as Chief Resident. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Crosby is a pediatric consultant for KTTV News L.A, is on the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Founding Member of Hope in A Suitcase. She is currently in practice at La Peer Pediatrics in Beverly Hills, CA and is the mother of two boys.
Dr. Hilary Jones qualified from the Royal Free Hospital medical school in 1976 spending two years in postgraduate posts at that hospital in general medicine and surgery, oncology, intensive care and accident and emergency. Subsequently, he has worked in a variety of specialities including obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, health screening and aesthetics.
In 1979 he was the single-handed Doctor on Tristan da Cunha, a British dependency in the South Atlantic and the most isolated inhabited island in the world. Later he was a trouble-shooting medical practitioner in the Shetland Islands working for both the oil industry and serving the local community in emergencies.
He became a principal in General Practice and a GP educational trainer in the early 1980’s and joined the most successful breakfast TV station in the world at that time, TVAM at Camden Lock. He also became and still remains, a regular columnist for Rupert Murdoch’s Sun Newspaper’s Fabulous Magazine and he is a guest presenter on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright show – the most listened to radio show in Europe. He contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines and is the author of several books and novels, the latest being A Day In Your Life published by Bantam Press.
Lucy Jones is an experienced dietitian, having worked in numerous London hospitals; including Chelsea and Westminster NHS foundation trust, Homerton hospital NHS trust and Whittington Hospital NHS trust. After graduating with 1st class honours in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and the Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Prize from London Metropolitan University, she went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Research with the University of Manchester. She is fully registered with the Health and Care Professions council and a member of the British Dietetic Association. Lucy enjoys translating current research from different disease states and translating this into meaningful messages and dietary plans for her clients and the public.
Currently, she is director of Nutrifit Health Ltd and Head of UK Dietetics for Oviva; focusing her time in continuing television roles, private practice consultancy and spokesperson work.
Dr. Robert McNamara is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Director of the Lipidomics Research Program. Dr. McNamara received his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria, Canada. He completed postdoctoral training in molecular neuropharmacology at Northwestern University and University of Florida, and then joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. Dr. McNamara became acquainted with antidepressant clinical trial research at Eli Lilly and Company before joining the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Division of Bipolar Disorders Research, at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. McNamara heads a translational research program which investigates the role of omega-3 fatty acids in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and ADHD.
Christopher Mohr, PhD RD is a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations. Dr. Mohr was the consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and University of Massachusetts Athletic Program and his expertise has offered him the opportunity to speak at the White House, the CIA and to audiences in over 10 countries and almost all 50 states.
He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert, including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse, CBS’s ‘The Talk’ and another on the Montel Williams Show. He was the nutrition consultant and expert for the NY Times Bestseller, “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with Fitness Celebrity Denise Austin & Mario Lopez, to write the nutrition sections for their books.
Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian.
Michael F. Roizen, MD is the Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital and completed Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Irv Kopin and Nobel Prize winner Julius Axelrod.
Dr. Roizen is a Past Chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 175 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and four medical books (one, a medical best-seller), and received 13 U.S. and many foreign patents.
Dr Roizen’s RealAge and YOU books have been translated into more than 44 languages and have resulted in 4 #1 NY Times Bestsellers (more than any other physician) and have been #1 in five other countries.
Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD is on a mission to share healthy eating tips and strategies you should say “yes!” to. Tori is the founder of YES! Nutrition, LLC, a nutrition coaching and communications business.
Elizabeth Somer, MA, RD, is author of several books, including her most recent book “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” as well as “Age-Proof Your Body,” “Food & Mood,” “The Food & Mood Cookbook,” and “The Origin Diet.” She is an Advisory Board member to Shape magazine and editor-in-chief of Nutrition Alert, a newsletter that summarizes current research from more than 6,000 journals. Ms. Somer was a frequent guest on NBC’s Today from 2000 to 2015, former nutrition correspondent to ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Later Today, and she appears on other national TV shows such as The View and The Dr. Oz Show, as well as monthly on AMNorthWest, the Portland, Oregon morning show. Her hour-long special on Age-Proof Your Body aired nationwide on Public Television in 2001.
Dr Gregory Ward graduated from Sydney University Medical School spending two years in postgraduate posts in medicine and surgery at Sydney Hospital. He also gained experience in general practice and was seconded from Sydney Hospital to work for the Royal New South Wales Flying Doctor Service before moving to the United Kingdom to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) in 1979 and was elected a fellow in 1994. He sits on a number of training committees of the college and examines nationally and internationally for the RCOG.
He has held a Consultant appointment in South London since 1986 and his special interests are maternal medicine, high-risk obstetrics, oncology and medical education. From 2001 on he has been increasingly involved in postgraduate medical education, being appointed an Associate Postgraduate Dean of London University in 2008 and from 2008 being Deputy Head and then, from 2010, Head of the London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which oversees all postgraduate clinical and academic Ob/Gyn specialty training in London. As such he is responsible for the career progression of over 500 specialty trainees. He is a trained executive coach and leadership mentor and also provides pastoral support for his trainees.
He has held Medical Director roles at women’s hospitals and departments in Sydney and London and has developed and leads on medical leadership programmes for both the London Deanery and the RCOG. Other national roles include work for the Care Quality Commission, the UK healthcare regulator.
He is a passionate advocate for women’s health and the importance of postgraduate education in ensuring we develop a multiprofessional workforce equipped to provide optimal care for women in the 21st century.