Scientific Research Mentor
INTERNAL SCIENTIFIC EXPERT

Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP

Medical Research Director

Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddler. She sees patients at Pediatric Associates of NYC, one of the oldest pediatric practices in Manhattan, and is a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received numerous research awards, along with Patient’s Choice Award (2008 to 2012) and compassionate doctor recognition (2010, 2012).

She was listed in 2014 and 2015 as a New York Rising Star, as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Pediatrics from 2019-2021, and as a NY Super Doctor from 2016 to 2021. She is dedicated to educating parents and fellow pediatricians on baby and toddler nutrition and regularly gives talks New York City and Connecticut. Dina currently lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters.

Select Publications: 

  1. DiMaggio DM, Du N, Porto AF. Nutritional and Safety Concerns of Infant Feeding Trends. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022 Feb 10.
  2. Du N, DiMaggio DM, Williams JK, Leus I, Shabanova V, Song X, Porto AF. Non–FDA-Reviewed Imported European Formula Use Among Parents in Urban Pediatric Private Practice. Clinical Pediatrics. 2020 Jun;59(6):566-72.
  3. DiMaggio DM, Du N, Scherer C, Brodlie S, Shabanova V, Belamarich P, Porto AF. Comparison of imported European and US infant formulas: labeling, nutrient and safety concerns. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 2019 Oct 1;69(4):480-6.
  4. DiMaggio DM, Cox A, Porto AF. Updates in infant nutrition. Pediatrics in review. 2017 Oct 1;38(10):449-62.
  5. Porto, A., DiMaggio, D. (2016). The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers: Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More (For Parents, By Parents). United States: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed.

Backed by Experts

Bobbie Labs is backed by a team of internal & external scientific experts who enable us to push the status quo of infant feeding through groundbreaking scientific research. Collectively, the published work from our experts has been cited by more than 31,225 peer-reviewed scientific journals and textbooks.

Internal Scientific Experts

Our internal scientific experts deeply understand the complexities of infant feeding. They are passionate about the molecular details of every research project and ensure discoveries are communicated with optimal impact. These thought leaders are at the heart of everything Bobbie Labs.

Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Medical Director
Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP
Medical Research Director
Elieke Kearns, PhD, RD
Scientific Affairs Lead
Jeff Moore, PhD
Vice President of Bobbie Labs

Scientific Research Mentors

Our mentors consist of subject matter experts and leading organizations passionate about advancing the field of infant feeding through objective, evidence-based, multidisciplinary research. This group advises Bobbie Labs and assists in the evaluation of proposals. 

Alyssa Whitcraft, PhD
Environmental Scientist
Courtney Jung, PhD
Social Scientist
Jaclyn Bowen, MPH, MS
Environmental Scientist
Janine N’jie David, MPP
Data Impact Expert
Jessica Steier, DrPH, PMP
Data Impact Expert
Joshua Anthony, PhD, MBA
Nutrition Scientist
Leanne Redman, PhD, FTOS
Nutrition Scientist
Manisha Shah, PhD
Social Scientist
Molly Millwood, PhD
Social Scientist
Nicole Rakobitsch
Environmental Scientist
Pedro Prieto, PhD, MA, MS
Nutrition Scientist
Riccardo LoCascio, PhD
Nutrition Scientist
Urmeka T Jefferson, PhD, RN
Social Scientist

Organizational Partners

We have partnered with organizations who share our passion of wanting to evolve the field of infant feeding through research. Organizational partners appoint a subject matter expert from their team to serve as a Bobbie Labs Scientific Research Expert.

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