Episode 3: Health, Wellness, and Technology

Can technology and digital devices contribute to our health and wellness? Join us as we identify apps, games, and other forms of media that can help iQ: smartparents and children stay fit and enjoy the outdoors! | Show Resources

Premiered: June 20, 2013, 8:00pm

Host:
Dr. Deborah Gilboa is a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four sons, and a professional parenting speaker and writer. She follows three basic principles when guiding parents from toddlerhood to young adulthood: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. Her website is www.AskDoctorG.com.


Guests:

Kara S. Hughan, MD works in the Division of Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She graduated from the Wright State University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In addition, she completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and has co-authored several articles in the Journal of Pediatrics, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jacqueline Ely, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Counselor at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center in Washington, PA. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in nutrition, and she completed her dietetic internship with Adagio Health, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA. Jacqueline recently completed her training as a Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and serves on the Board of Directors for the Main Street Farmers Market in Washington, PA. Her passion is in nutrition and public health and she strives to educate the public on the most current nutrition research.

Richard V. Piacentini is the Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. In that capacity, he oversees Let's Move Pittsburgh, a collaborative of organizations, parents and caregivers in southwestern Pennsylvania committed to leading children in our region toward a healthier future. Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to curb childhood obesity through raised awareness about the benefits of healthy foods, decreased screen time, and increased physical activity for children, they aim to put solutions to this national problem into swift action here at home. Richard is the recipient of Living Building Challenge Hero, and USGBC, ASID and Green Building Alliance Leadership Awards. He holds an M.S. degree in botany from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

Adriane Harrison is the Grants and HR Administrator for Venture Outdoors, a non-profit organization working to make it easy for you to get outside. They offer over 500 public programs a year for all ages and skill levels, including kayaking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, fishing, cross country skiing, canoeing and geocaching trips. A mother of two, Adriane leads the Tyke Hikes program and enjoys hiking, biking, and paddling. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law.

Christine Robins is the CEO of BodyMedia, Inc., a pioneering market leader in wearable body sensing and analytics. Prior to joining BodyMedia, Christine was the CEO of Philips Oral Healthcare where she led the global Sonicare® brand to significant global sales and share growth. Christine also has extensive consumer innovation and marketing background gained during her years at S.C. Johnson, where she ran notable brands such as Raid® insecticides, Glade® air fresheners, and Aveeno® skin care. A noted speaker, Christine has delivered presentations at Harvard, Stanford and Duke, as well as industry shows such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Health 2.0 and HIMSS. She holds a degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Marquette University.

A very special thanks to Caitlyn Ogbaekwe and her mom Michelle Aliberto for sharing their story with our viewers.

 

Presented with expertise from Common Sense Media.


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