Expert Advisory Board

Dr. Dan Siegel

Dr. Siegel is a New York Times best-selling author, world-renowned neuropsychiatrist, and professor of psychiatry. His titles include The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Random House, 2011) with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD; Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam, 2010); and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003) with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed. His latest release is Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12 to 24 . . . and Beyond (Tarcher 2013). Dr. Siegel holds a medical degree from Harvard University and obtained his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.

Dr. Siegel addresses diverse local, national, and international groups of parents, educators, mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy, including the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.

Dr. Siegel lives in Southern California with his family.

Dr. Nina Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has treated tens of thousands of children with breathing problems, ear problems, and neck tumors. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, she completed her Otolaryngology training at the Harvard Otolaryngology Program and received subspecialty training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Dr. Shapiro is the author of the popular parenting book Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child (World Scientific, 2011), which is described by Dr. Nancy Snyderman as a “must have for every parent and grandparent.” She is also the editor of the Pediatric Otolaryngology textbook Handbook of Pediatric Otolaryngology (World Scientific, 2011).

Dr. Shapiro is a sought-after expert in the media, including print, web, radio, and TV, and is a regular guest on “The Doctors” TV show. Dr. Shapiro has partnered with the “got milk?” Dreams Campaign 2013 to advocate for improving nighttime habits and sleep quality, in both kids and adults.

Dr. Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.