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Featured Contributors

Insightful, opinionated, gifted: just a few words to describe our featured contributors. These six Einstein experts come from a variety of backgrounds and specialties; some also are affiliated with Montefiore, Einstein’s university hospital and academic medical center. What they share is a flair for communicating—a passion for telling stories. Read on to learn more about them and to find their latest contributions to the blog.

Recent Posts:
Dementia Care: What We Need Now by Tia Powell, M.D.
The Wide “Spectrum” of Outcomes in Autism by Lisa Shulman, M.D.
Child School Nutrition Standards in Transition by Keith Ayoob, Ed.D.
Rethinking the Altering of Genetic Material: A Matter of Trust by Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.
Zika: In the Trenches with an Obstetrician by Chavi Eve Karkowsky, M.D.
Getting into Medical School: Perspective on Unexpected Support by Robert Marion, M.D.
Just How Important Are Facts? by Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., is associate clinical professor emeritus of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ayoob is also author of The Uncle Sam Diet: The Four-Week Eating Plan for a Thinner, Healthier America.
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Chavi Eve Karkowsky, M.D., is assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and attending physician, Division of Fetal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.
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Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., is professor of epidemiology & population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is author of Ethics in Global Health: Research, Policy, and Practice (Oxford University Press). She is the 2014 recipient of The Hastings Center’s Henry Knowles Beecher Award, which is given in recognition of a lifetime contribution to ethics and the life sciences.
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Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician-epidemiologist. Dr. Marantz is associate dean for clinical research education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Robert Marion, M.D., is chief, genetic medicine, department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center. He is author of Genetic Rounds: A Doctor’s Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine.
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Tia Powell, M.D., is is director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and Master of Science in Bioethics. She holds the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Trackman Faculty Scholar Chair in bioethics, and is professor, epidemiology and psychiatry at Einstein. Her book, Reimagining Dementia: Try a Little Tenderness, will be published by Penguin Random House in January, 2019.
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Lisa Shulman, M.D., is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, an associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending physician in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is also director of infant and toddler services and the RELATE program at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore.
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