Parenting Pod consists of a team of doctors and scientists who are committed to improving the mental health & safety of families.
We draw on our clinical experience, review the most current research, and present it all to parents in a simple, easy-to-understand format. We are:
Dr. R. Y. Langham holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fisk University, a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, and a Ph.D. in Family Psychology from Capella University.
She is currently a child and family psychologist, medical, health & wellness contributor, copywriter, researcher, and psychological consultant for Livestrong magazine, Upwork, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Disorders.org.
Dr. R. Y. Langham has over a decade of experience writing, and editing medical, health & wellness, dating, marriage, love, and psychological articles for a variety of popular magazines, newspapers, companies, and websites.
Moreover, she worked as a Medical Analyst and Copyeditor for CIGNA for over 3 years.
In 2011, she published her first psychological thriller, “Fallen Apple.” She has gone on to publish a children’s book and three other books in the “Apple Series.”
Dr Langdon is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist with 19 years clinical experience.
She has invented six novel medical devices for common maladies, and founded Coologics to commercialize her patent-pending technologies.
She researches and writes about many medical topics such as pregnancy, birth, and eating disorders.
Dr. Poinsett is a board certified general pediatrician with over 25 years' experience. She is California based. She has a special interest in health care advocacy and health care social media.
Catherine Munson, MD is a retired psychiatrist with over 25 years clinical experience.
She currently works as a freelance writer for Parenting Pod. In her spare time she enjoys writing fiction, reading, and drawing pencil sketches.
She has two grown sons.
Lauren Keegan is a psychologist with a special interest in perinatal and infant mental health.
She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with parents. When Lauren isn’t working or writing she’s building Lego towers with her toddler and practicing the fine art of negotiation.
Ana Jovanovic is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.
Since she works mostly remotely, her clients come from around the world.
Besides working with children, Ana also supports adults in navigating through the challenges of parenthood.
She has been working in many multidisciplinary teams, cooperating with teachers, speech therapists, special educators, school counselors and psychiatrists.
Ana is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continuously invests in her education. For her, the core of the therapeutic or coaching process is a relationship that gives a person the confidence to share, where their thoughts and emotions are welcomed and understood.
Dr. Brock is an infectious diseases specialist.
She worked in Africa in global health for ten years and has a PhD in pharmacology.
She is now doing a fellowship in Integrative Health at the Uni of Arizona which involves integrating any evidence based healing modality into allopathic care.
Meg Proctor is an autism specialist, occupational therapist, and the founder of Learn Play Thrive, L.L.C.
Using online occupational therapy, Meg helps families of kids with autism learn practical strategies to help their kids succeed during their daily activities.
Liam is an Olympic Weightlifting coach and trainer.
He writes for Parenting Pod, and has consulted on health, fitness and sport for some of the most respected fitness brands, national organizations and sports people.
Jennifer Newson has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Oxford University, UK and a love of communicating science in a creative and engaging way.
She has worked in both academia and industry and has a broad knowledge of neuroscience, psychology and generally all things to do with how the human mind and brain work.
Krista has a B.A.Sc degree, specializing in psychology and neuroscience.
She is active within her research, currently focusing on cognitive health, development, and nutrition.
Chana Roberts has spent over 100 hours researching, testing, and writing about products for families.
She cares deeply about safety and everything kid.
Chana is a freelance writer, editor, and mompreneur, with a passion for helping small businesses succeed.