To evolve the future of infant feeding, Bobbie meets regularly with clinical and scientific experts to debate on the most important issues, stay up to date on the latest research, and deep-dive into clinical applications.
We have medical experts in-house who deeply understand and appreciate the complexities of infant feeding, from nutrition research to regulations to clinical applications and first-hand mom experiences. These medical professionals are at the heart of everything Bobbie Medical.
Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and associate chief of pediatric gastroenterology at Yale University and Medical Director of Pediatrics at Greenwich and Ambulatory Operations for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is also the medical director of the Yale Pediatric Celiac Program. He sees patients in Greenwich, Norwalk, and New Haven, Connecticut. He has won numerous awards, including the Norman J. Siegel Award at Yale University in 2015 for leadership and providing outstanding clinical care, as well as Physician of the Year during his time at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University.
He has been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors since 2012 and in 2021 was named one of the top pediatric GI physicians in Connecticut Magazine. He is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology's Public Education Committee and writes web-based educational materials. Anthony is interested in nutrition, especially in the care of children with difficulty gaining weight, feeding issues, and celiac disease. He loves teaching and educating parents and gives lectures to parents throughout Connecticut. While writing his first book on infant and toddler nutrition, he was learning first hand the ins and outs of fatherhood as he cared for his newborn son.
Christina B. Berberich, PharmD, MPH, RD is currently Vice President of Regulatory and Safety at Bobbie, an infant formula start-up based in San Francisco, CA.
She began her career at WIC where she developed a passion for supporting families during their feeding journeys with their little ones. While completing graduate programs in both pharmacy and public health at University of Illinois at Chicago she spent time in the FDA’s Office of Constituent Affairs. She then joined Abbott Nutrition Regulatory Affairs supporting the Similac portfolio notification activities with FDA. Next, she joined OLLY, a dietary supplement company, and built a regulatory department to support the brand's massive scale up. Most recently she joined one of the newest infant formula companies in the US, Bobbie, leading compliance, safety and supporting the development of products. She lives in the California Bay Area with her husband and son.
Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddler. She sees patients at Pediatric Associates of NYC, one of the oldest pediatric practices in Manhattan, and is a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received numerous research awards, along with Patient’s Choice Award (2008 to 2012) and compassionate doctor recognition (2010, 2012).
She was listed in 2014 and 2015 as a New York Rising Star, as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Pediatrics from 2019-2021, and as a NY Super Doctor from 2016 to 2021. She is dedicated to educating parents and fellow pediatricians on baby and toddler nutrition and regularly gives talks New York City and Connecticut. Dina currently lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters.
Elieke Demmer Kearns, PhD, RD is Bobbie’s Medical Affairs Lead. As a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Scientist, Elieke is on a mission to make food less confusing through her nutrition research expertise, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) background, and deep appreciation for the complexities of food. Elieke received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Davis where she completed her Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology with an emphasis in both Immunology and Biotechnology. Born and raised in The Netherlands, Elieke now lives in Chicago with her husband, baby boy, and dog named Brussel Sprout. She previously worked at the National Dairy Council, RXBAR, and PepsiCo.
Shira Page, RN, NP, CLC, is Bobbie’s Medical Community Manager. Her career has centered around improving the clinical care of people in their most challenging moments. She studied nutrition and dietetics, followed by a Masters in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her clinical expertise is in endocrinology, women’s health, and weight medicine. She worked as a nurse practitioner at Mount Auburn Hospital, focusing on endocrine concerns during pregnancy and postpartum.
After becoming a parent, she saw firsthand the challenges of infant feeding and became a certified lactation counselor (CLC). Before joining Bobbie, Shira served as a Medical Director at a continuing medical education (CME) company, designing clinician education to improve patient outcomes. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two daughters.
We couldn’t do this alone. Building a next generation infant formula company takes a village. This group of clinical and scientific advisors provides us with the latest data and realistic medical applications to ensure Bobbie delivers high-value resources, world-class products, and moves the infant nutrition field forward.
Amna Husain, MD, IBCLC is a board-certified pediatrician, Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), board certified lactation consultant, private practice owner, and Bobbie Medical Advisor. Dr. Husain lives in NJ with her family and is a strong believer that pediatricians are the cornerstone of helping parents and families raise the next generation and that our children deserve the best care. Her pediatric philosophy inspired her to create her own concierge pediatric practice and use her voice to not only educate but also empower parents with knowledge and evidence based pediatric medicine. As a millennial parent herself, Dr. Husain loves delivering meaningful advice and attention to not just her patients and families, but also educating her followers on social media where she's active on Instagram and Tiktok (@dr.amnahusain).
Erica Chidi is Co-founder and CEO at LOOM, a platform helping women optimize their sexual and reproductive wellbeing. She is also the author of Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. As a doula and health educator, she has strengthened women’s ability to care for themselves.
Jacqueline Winkelmann, MD is a board-certified pediatrician and Bobbie Medical Advisor. Doctor Jacq has been in practice for 20 years in Southern California, where she has held many leadership positions, most recently as Hospital Chief-of-Staff and Member of the Board of Directors. Highly accomplished, she was selected as a Top Pediatrician by the International Association of Pediatricians: Leading Physicians of the World in 2018. A national and international speaker on sports nutrition, pediatric and adolescent health, Doctor Jacq is also a mom of two that supplemented with formula and believes a pediatrician’s role is to support parents during their most vulnerable time.
Jadah Parks Chatterjee, RN, IBCLC is a maternal child health Registered Nurse, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and Bobbie Medical Advisor. As an educator, Jadah partners with new parents to provide prenatal education that empowers informed, safe decisions to be made during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Jadah values evidence-based, quality care, that is collaborative, compassionate and shared with love. Jadah brings her experience as a Quality, Patient Safety and Infection Preventionist to enhance the care brought to every patient interaction and improve the quality of the health outcome.
Improving African American maternal & infant mortality rates and infant feeding support is her passion. Jadah is a member of Association of Women, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing and International Lactation Consultant Association. Jadah is a past member on the board of Greater Los Angeles Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and Mount St. Mary’s Alumni Association. She is co-author of Sticky, A Germ’s Story.
Jane van Dis, MD is a board certified OB-GYN, Co-Founder and CEO of Equity Quotient, and Bobbie Medical Advisor. Dr. van Dis is also a national expert on gender equity in the physician's workplace. She is a single mom to twins, Brooklyn and Miles, and shares Bobbie’s passion for creating opportunities and care for women – whether at home or in the workplace. She is excited to expand options for new mothers and their infants.
Lauren Crosby, MD, FAAP 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 board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications in Media and an Official Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Crosby often appears on television news, is medical reviewer for WhatToExpect.com, and is on the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has a deep interest in nutrition and wellness, with experience consulting with top healthcare brands. She works in a private practice at La Peer Pediatrics in Beverly Hills, CA, and is an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Leanne Redman, PhD, FTOS, is a professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center within the Louisiana State University System where she is the Chief Academic Officer and directs the Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Research Program and the Maternal and Infant Nutrition Core Laboratory. Dr. Redman directs a million-dollar research portfolio that is focused on how lifestyle, in particular nutrition and physical activity, influence body composition and energy metabolism. For the past decade she has adapted state of-the-art nutrition assessments for pregnant women and infants to study how a mothers' health during the prenatal period impacts the intergenerational transmission of obesity.
Her research is at the forefront of developing and testing novel nutrition and lifestyle interventions using smartphone apps to enhance the compliance of individuals to national dietary and exercise guidelines. Her work has produced more than 200 research articles. Dr. Redman holds a Ph.D. in Physiology and OBGYN from the University of Adelaide in Australia and completed 4 years of post-doctoral training at Ohio University and Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Redman participated in The National Academies Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Exploring New Evidence Workshop in 2020 bringing her expertise in dietary carbohydrates and energy.
Pedro Prieto, PhD, MA, MS is a nutrition scientist, infant formula industry veteran, and Bobbie Medical Advisor. He has been a member of the faculties of Monterrey Tech, and the University of Georgia and held an honorary chair at the Autonomous University of Queretaro in Mexico. He holds PhD, and MS degrees in Biochemistry and Nutrition and a MA on Administration of Higher Education Institutions. Pedro’s career in industry has been focused on pediatric and clinical nutrition and the development of functional molecules. His teams have launched several infant formulas through the years and is credited with leading the first synthesis, product design and clinical trial of human milk oligosaccharides for pediatric nutrition.
Pedro’s 40th year marriage anniversary was in October of 2020; his wife and he have two children and a 6 year-old grandson. He says: “Feeding your kids or grandkids a formula that your team developed impacts you with a feeling of high responsibility and appreciation for the privilege of working in pediatric nutrition.”
Tiffani Ghere, RD, CSP, CLEC is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, Certified Lactation Educator, and Bobbie Medical Advisor. Tiffani has served as a Pediatric Clinical Dietitian in the NICU, PICU, medical and surgical floors as well as the outpatient specialty clinics. She’s also a mom to three sons.
We’ve partnered with true subject matter experts in the field of infant feeding to answer questions and develop resources for you and your patients.
Alyssa Pike is a registered dietitian who believes food is meant to be celebrated, not feared. In her role as Senior Manager, Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC), she monitors nutrition headlines, develops consumer research projects, translates nutrition research into digestible content and serves as a sound resource to media outlets. Alyssa completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences through Pennsylvania State University followed by an accredited 1200 hour dietetic internship with an emphasis in Nutrition Informatics through the University of Maryland.
Dr. Bridget Young is a pediatric nutritionist, mom of 2, Certified Lactation Counselor, and founder of BabyFormulaExpert.com. She studied Maternal and Child Nutrition at Cornell University where she received her PhD. She then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at the University of Colorado. Today she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester where she conducts clinical research among breastfeeding mothers and their infants.
Bridget Young's research interests are on the impact of obesity and insulin resistance on breast milk composition, and resultant programming effects in the infant. She particularly focuses on the effect of oral insulin in human milk on infant pancreatic function and intestinal maturation in the neonate. Dr. Young also participates in research focused on providing breastfeeding support for mothers with insulin resistance.
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Diana Rice, RD, LD, CLEC is a pediatric dietitian, certified lactation educator counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor, and mom of two. Diana is a nationally recognized nutrition professional and family health expert. As an RD, Diana’s primary objective is to communicate effective and evidence-based strategies to incorporate good nutrition into the challenges of modern-day life. She is the owner of Tiny Seed Family Nutrition, a weight-inclusive nutrition counseling practice based in Oklahoma City, OK as well as the voice behind @anti.diet.kids.
Dylan Murphy is a Registered Dietitian and founder of FREE Method Nutrition, a virtual nutrition practice that exists to empower women to have confidence in their body, clarity in their food choices and consistency in their health habits. Dylan hosts the FREE Method Podcast, where she hosts meaningful conversations on topics such as intuitive eating, realistic motherhood, body image and wellness.
Latham Thomas is the Founder of Mama Glow + Co-Founder Mama Glow Foundation. Mama Glow is a global maternal health and education platform serving birthing people along the childbearing continuum. Mama Glow supports birthing families during the fertility period, pregnancy, birth as well as during postpartum offering hand holding through their bespoke doula services. Latham is a fierce advocate for birth equity and works to bridge policy gaps in maternal health. She’s been named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100.
Latham is an advocate for mental health and addressing mental health disparities in the most impacted communities. As part of her advocacy, she sits on the Kate Spade New York Social Impact council where she helps to increase access to mental health support for women and girls globally. She serves on the TUFTS University Council for Entrepreneurship and Leadership and has recently developed an educational partnership with Brown University.
Cultivating her wellness practice for over two decades Latham has served as a doula for clients including Alicia Keys, Anne Hathaway, Ashley Graham, DJ Khaled, Rebecca Minkoff, Tamera Mowry, and more. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Vogue, Women’s Health, The Breakfast Club, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal Magazine, FORBES, SELF, Essence, and more. She is the proud mother of 18-year-old DJ prodigy and music producer, DJ Fulano. Latham is a graduate of Columbia University and author of two best-selling books; Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living And Crowning The Queen Within and Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy.
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Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, is the registered dietitian, best-selling author, and single mom of 3 behind the Instagram account, @healthy.mom.healthy.kids. She is a top nutrition influencer and trusted expert in local and national media outlets and publications including The Doctors (CBS), U.S. News and World Report, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, Newsweek, Well + Good, Health, Reader's Digest, Insider, HuffPost, CNN, and Food Network.
Malina owns a nutrition consulting company and private practice (MalinaMalkani.com), dedicated to helping parents feed their babies and kids with confidence. She is the author of Simple and Safe Baby-Led Weaning: How to Integrate Foods, Manage Portion Sizes and Identify Allergies and the creator of two online courses for parents called, Safe & Simple Baby-Led Feeding, and Solve Picky Eating. A former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she completed her undergraduate degrees at Northwestern University and master's degree in clinical nutrition at New York University.
Régine Brioché, MD is a board certified pediatrician and Bobbie Medical Advisor. Dr. Brioché is a physician affiliate at New York Presbyterian- Weill Cornell and head pediatrician of TriBeCa Pediatrics in Crown Heights Brooklyn. The mother of a "spirited" child, she relates to the challenges families face when providing nutrition to their infants. Her own frustrations and personal struggles with breastfeeding and pumping, allowed her to break the "mental chains" by supplementing with formula. One of her goals is to help remove the stigma surrounding formula use.
Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, is Principal and CEO at the Think Healthy Group and a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. His academic research interests are in the area of nutritional interventions to promote health and prevent health and the onset of chronic disease. Dr. Wallace has a PhD an MS in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University and a BS in Food Science from the University of Kentucky. He operates the popular food and nutrition blog, www.DrTaylorWallace.com, is a member of Forbes Health Advisory Board, and a regular guest commentator in the mainstream media, regularly seen on the Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and NBC4 Washington.
He is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and is the 2015 recipient of the Charles A. Regus Award, given by the American College of Nutrition for original research and innovation in the field of nutrition. Dr. Wallace is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Magnesium Education & Research, the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Dietary Supplements, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Nutrition Section Editor of Annals of Medicine, the editor of seven academic textbooks, author of over 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and author of the cookbook, Sizzling Science. The Huffington post calls Dr. Taylor Wallace “the nation’s premier food and nutrition guru.”