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Eric Zhou, PhD


Eric Zhou, PhD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on how we can better understand and treat sleep disorders in both pediatric and adult populations, including those with chronic illnesses. Dr. Zhou's work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, private foundations, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has published more than 60 manuscripts and chapters in the field of health psychology and behavioral medicine, and serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
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Peter Zimetbaum, M.D.


Peter Zimetbaum, MD is the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief and Director of Clinical Cardiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Zimetbaum is a cardiac electrophysiologist with a particular interest in the clinical management of atrial fibrillation.
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George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD


George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Emeritus Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the Royal Society of Medicine. While a tenured professor at the University of Pittsburgh and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he led a clinical and preclinical research program investigating mood disorders and dementias. Dr. Zubenko was a principal investigator on 17 National Institutes of Health research grants. His contributions are described in numerous publications, book chapters, and invited lectures delivered in the US and abroad. He has served on journal editorial boards and as a consultant for research funding agencies in the US and elsewhere.
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Randall M. Zusman, MD


Dr. Randall M. Zusman is the director of the division of hypertension in the cardiology division of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zusman has been designated a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Zusman has contributed to the publication of over 100 papers, abstracts, clinical studies, and book chapters, including reports in leading scientific medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Circulation Research, The Lancet, and Circulation. Dr. Zusman also has served as an associate editor of Hypertension, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Hypertension and the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Zusman received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Zusman completed his internship, junior and senior residencies, and chief residency in the department of medicine at MGH. Dr. Zusman received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1969.
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Reviewed by Howard LeWine, MD

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Center on Media and Child Health


The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is an academic research center whose mission is to educate and empower children and those who care for them to create and consume media in ways that optimize children’s health and development. Founded in 2003 by pediatrician, father, and former Hollywood filmmaker Michael Rich, CMCH focuses on media as a powerful environmental health influence, like the air we breathe and the water we drink. We seek to understand the positive and negative health impacts media can have and find ways of making media the most positive possible influence in children’s lives.​
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Sydney Reynders, ScB


Sydney Reynders, ScB, is a clinical research coordinator in the Boston Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Program. She assists in research investigating educational, behavioral, and medical interventions in Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Brown University in 2022. She has longstanding experience working with individuals of all ages with disabilities.
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Lisa Catanese, ELS

Health Writer

Lisa Catanese, ELS, has been a medical writer for more than 20 years. Through her company, Blue Blaze Communications, she has written content for hospitals, magazines, websites, pharmaceutical companies, and medical education companies, and her writing has won 18 national and international awards. She is certified as an editor in the life sciences and is a member of the American Medical Writers Association.
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