Erika Landau, M.D., has taught pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for over ten years. In June 2010, in addition to being an assistant professor, course director, and faculty advisor, she was made the director of student health services and will be in charge of the wellness curriculum. A board-certified pediatrician in private practice for eleven years, she is affiliated with Mount Sinai and takes care of children from birth to age twenty-one, counseling parents regarding diet, vaccines, development, and behavior during well and sick visits. Dr. Landau has lectured at the national meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Lenox Hill Hospital, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the International Pediatric Congress, among others, where she emphasizes child advocacy. Published in the American Academy of Pediatrics newsletter and as a contributor to a child abuse manual from the International Pediatric Congress in Israel and the Netherlands, she also created a website for her practice: pediatricsofny.com. Born and educated in Romania, Dr. Landau is the proud mother of a daughter and lives in New York with her family.
Bob Shuman is the owner of Marit Literary Agency in New York. In the publishing industry, he has also been a manager and editor (his acquired Health titles include ones on Childbirth, Fitness, Lyme Disease, and Cancer); recently, his editing and rewriting of a memoir, Mass Casualties, earned a starred PW review. Bob is, additionally, a college professor, author, composer, and the proud father of a daughter.