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Medical Editor & Editorial Advisory Board

Editor's Note: Please refer to the Editorial Policy for more information on how our content is created and updated. Medical Editor

Dr. Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

As the Medical Editor for, Dr. Jennifer Shu serves as an expert on parenting issues, providing oversight and direction for in conjunction with the staff editor. ​Dr. Shu is also an author, consultant and frequent media guest. 

Dr. Shu is a pediatrician in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a mom and practices at Children's Medical Group. She is passionate about working with families to help them build healthy habits. She says continuing good habits is much easier than breaking bad habits.

Dr. Shu earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She specialized in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Her experience includes working in private practice, as well as working in an academic medical center. She served as director of the normal newborn nursery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

She is a co-author of Food Fights​ and Heading Home with Your Newborn published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

​ Editorial Advisory Board

The major function of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) is to provide oversight and direction for in conjunction with the Medical Editor and the AAP editorial staff.

  • Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
    • ​ Medical Editor/Chair, EAB
  • Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP
    • Associate Medical Editor, Teen & Young Adult
  • Kathleen M. Berchelmann, MD, FAAP
  • Phil Boucher, MD, FAAP
  • Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP
  • Kristie E. N. Clarke, MD, MSCR, FAAP​
  • Gil Fuld, MD, FAAP
  • Amy Hardin, MD, FAAP
  • Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, FAAP
  • Claire McCarthy, MD, FAAP
  • Heidi Roman, MD, FAAP​

AAP Editorial Staff:  

  • Amanda Krupa, M.Sc. ​​
    • Editor,
  • Mary Claire
    • Director, Division of Digital Communication & Online Strategy

Supporting AAP Committees, Sections & Councils

The AAP is comprised of a wide variety of committees, sections, and councils made up of members with expertise and interest in specialized areas of pediatrics. These groups help develop many of the AAP's positions and programs as well as present educational programs for pediatricians in order to highlight current research and practical knowledge in their respective specialties. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions to the content on 

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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