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Meet the Teen Health 101 Medical and Healthcare Professionals Consultant Board who work alongside Teen Health 101 to aid in our mission to produce simple and reliable information to teens.
Monica Heather Auslander Moreno | MS, RD, LD/N
Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RDN is the founder of Essence Nutrition, a group practice of seven registered dietitians, and oversees all of Essence’s private client work while focusing on Essence’s corporate wellness programming, non-private client nutrition consulting services, and school wellness programming. She is the dietitian for the Miami Marlins and is the visiting dietitian specialist at Ocean Reef Resort and Club. Before opening her practice, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Florida and earned her Master’s of Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University. Monica has spoken at national nutrition and wellness conferences and delivered hundreds of nutrition presentations over her career, been featured in various print and media publications, and maintains membership within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetics Practice Group, Integrative Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group, Collegiate and Professionals Sports Dietitians Association, and Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. She was awarded the 2020 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Businesswoman in Healthcare of the Year award.
Jennifer Lincoln | MD, IBCLC
Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, is a board-certified generalist obstetrician/gynecologist and attending physician. She primarily works on labor and delivery as an OB Hospitalist and loves the excitement and pace this work brings. Dr. Lincoln is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Dr. Lincoln enjoys educating women about their bodies and their pregnancies, and is passionate about utilizing social media to provide evidence-based information and bust the (many) myths about vaginal and reproductive health. She has particular interests in adolescent health, breastfeeding advocacy, and working to partner and empower those people with vaginas who are often ignored or marginalized. She is also a medical writer for multiple platforms and has written her own book, "Let's Talk About Down There: An OB/GYN Answers All Your Burning Questions without Making You Feel Embarrassed for Asking" which will be released on September 14, 2021.
She is happily married to a pediatrician and has two sons, one in elementary school and the other a kindergartner, who teach her more everyday than any textbook could. Her hobbies include hiking and reading for fun.
Aliza Shapiro | LCSW
Aliza Shapiro, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New York City. In her clinical work, Aliza helps adolescents, young adults, and adults overcome a wide array of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Prior to opening her practice, Aliza attended the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where she studied Health & Mental Health, with a focus on neurobiology and the treatment of psychological disorders. Aliza continued her training at the Center for Anxiety (a psychology practice across the New York and Boston areas), where she specialized in treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Earlier in her career, Aliza practiced as a school social worker in elementary, middle, and high schools, and has led workshops on mindfulness and emotion regulation to student and parent bodies alike. A caring and compassionate therapist, Aliza utilizes evidence-based cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy models, and takes a strength-based approach to helping individuals find joy and meaning in everyday life.
In addition to running her practice, Aliza is the VP of People & Culture at the Center for Anxiety. She oversees company wide development and strategic growth, and manages clinical operations including intensive outpatient programs, workplace seminars, and community outreach programming.
Aliza is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, and utilizes the world of social media to break stigmas around psychology and mental health, foster meaningful and emotion-focused discussions, and build a sense of community for all who are striving to learn and grow.
Reena Cherian | MSPT, CDP
Reena Cherian, MSPT, CDP is a licensed Physical therapist practicing in Illinois. She provides specialized services to many skilled Rehab Facilities in Aurora/ Naperville area. Her clinical focus is on NeuroRehabilitation. She has clinical experience in acute and sub-acute rehab, outpatient, home health, and long-term care settings and teaching experience as an associate professor and clinical coordinator. She has also been a Director of Rehabilitation and practices as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
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