Our Baby Formula Experts
Sandra Gordon writes frequently about baby products, saving money, health and nutrition for books, leading consumer magazines and Websites including ShopSmartmag.org, Productopia.com, Parents, Vitality, Prevention, Family Circle, American Profile and Harvard Medical School. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show and as a baby safety expert on The Discovery Health Channel's “Make Room for Baby.” She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two daughters. She's the author of nine books, including Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (the 8th, 9th and 10th editions) and Save a Bundle: 50+ Ways to Save Big on Baby Gear.
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD
Elizabeth Ward is a registered dietitian, freelance writer and mother of three. Her latest book is MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better: Decoding the Dietary Guidelines for Your Real Life. Ward is also the author of Expect The Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler. Ward is a contributing writer for Men's Fitness magazine, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and WebMD.
As a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for nearly 10 years, Ward was featured in nearly 1,000 print and broadcast interviews, including CNN, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She has also been a guest on The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show and regularly appears live on the Morning News on Fox 25 in Boston.
Ward created and conducted corporate nutrition education programs for five years at Medical Care Affiliates in Boston, where she also counseled patients. She has worked at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the American Heart Association, and for seven years counseled children and adults about healthy eating and disease prevention at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston.
Lisa Thornton, MD
Dr. Lisa Thornton is a mom and a pediatrician who specializes in the care of children with disabilities. She is passionate about providing reliable health information for families and believes that childhood is the best time to develop good habits for the body and mind. Dr. Lisa has practiced medicine in a busy clinical setting for more than 15 years, has lectured widely, and provides health commentary for network morning shows and various other media outlets. Her friendly, engaging, straightforward style makes health information accessible whether she's talking to a private patient or a network audience. Aside from raising her own children, Dr. Lisa's next greatest passion is partnering with parents to help them guide their children to the best life possible.
Dr. Lisa is the founder and director of C.A.M.P. Schwab (Children with Adapted Mobility Play), whose mission is to encourage athletic participation among children with disabilities. She has lectured at academic institutions (Fisk University, Northwestern University, Tulane University, University of Chicago), corporations (Boeing, Kraft Foods, National Association for Black Journalists, Safeway, The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation),and for the Michigan Legislature. She has led audiences to a greater understanding of a variety of topics including childhood obesity, childhood disability, injury prevention, and overall health and wellness.
Dr. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency at Children's Memorial Hospital Northwestern University.
Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD
Pediatrician Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD - known to her patients as Dr. Jen – is a mom who serves as chief pediatric officer of RealAge. She is a nationally recognized parenting expert and the author of Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children and The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses and Accidents: Expert Answers to the Questions Parents Ask Most. Dr. Jen has practiced pediatric and adolescent medicine for more than 15 years and maintains a successful private practice in New York City.
Dr. Jen is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has appeared on NBC's Today show and CNN's Headline News and has been widely interviewed by magazines and newspapers and on the radio. She has written articles on various health and parenting topics, including child development and childhood obesity. She and her husband live just outside of New York City, where they are raising their three children.
Dr. Jen earned her undergraduate degree in clinical nutrition, as well as her MD, from Cornell University.
William Petri, MD
Dr. William Petri is the Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Virginia Medical School. He is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University. In addition, he is president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr. Petri majored in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and received medical and philosophy degrees at the University of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He returned to the University of Virginia as a fellow in the infectious diseases division headed by Gerald Mandell, MD.
James Sutphen, MD
Dr. James Sutphen founded the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at University of Virginia in 1981 and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Virginia. He is certified by and was a past national chair of the Sub-Board for Pediatric Gastroenterology of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Sutphen completed his undergraduate work at Wesleyan University, earned his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he completed his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital, Harvard University Medical School.