ANNA NOWAK, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
“The quote “You are what you eat” has never been more relevant regarding nutrition for infants and children as it is today. It has become very clear that the healthy nutrition during the first 1000 days of life provides the foundation of wellbeing for life. The quality, quantity and the timing of introducing foods to infants determine growth and development of all organ systems. This knowledge can be used to ensure normal nervous system development and to prevent autoimmunity, allergy, inflammatory intestinal and cardiovascular diseases. However, this continues to be a work in progress because we need much more data to fully understand the effects of the specific dietary interventions. For these very important reasons, I am excited and honored to join the Gerber Advisory Council and greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn from the other experts. Together we can provide the evidence-based recommendations to optimize the quality of early life nutrition and wellbeing of children.”
Dr. Nowak is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Division t of Allergy & Immunology in New York, New York.
Dr. Nowak is a clinician and clinical researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, and she has published over 100 papers on food allergy. Her clinical research interests, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and Food Allergy Initiative, include: egg and milk allergy, food-induced anaphylaxis treatment and risk factors, diagnostic issues in food allergy, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome and pollen-food allergy syndrome (oral allergy).
Dr. Nowak attended Jagiellonian University, and completed her Pediatric Residency at Jagiellonian University and The University of Maryland Medical Systems. She did her Fellowship in Immunology & Allergy at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and The American Board of Pediatrics.