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Dr. Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

Dr. Jennifer Shu is a pediatrician in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a mom and practices at Children's Medical Group. She is passionate about working with families to help them build healthy habits. She says continuing good habits is much easier than breaking bad habits.
Dr. Shu earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She specialized in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Her experience includes working in private practice, as well as working in an academic medical center. She served as director of the normal newborn nursery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
As the Medical Editor for, Dr. Shu serves as an expert on parenting issues, providing oversight and direction for in conjunction with the editors and staff.
Dr. Shu is also an author, consultant and frequent media guest. She is a co-author of Food Fights and Heading Home with Your Newborn and was editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Baby and Child Health.

Healthy Children Editorial Advisory Board (EAB)

The major function of the Editorial Advisory Board is to provide oversight and direction for in conjunction with the Medical Editor and the AAP editorial staff.

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP Medical Editor/Chair, EAB

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP Associate Medical Editor, Teen & Young Adult

Christine Appelgren, MD, FAAP

Kathleen M. Berchelmann, MD, FAAP

Phil Boucher, MD, FAAP

Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP

Gil Fuld, MD, FAAP

Amy Hardin, MD, FAAP

Ivor Horn, MD, FAAP

Claire McCarthy, MD, FAAP

Heidi Roman, MD, FAAP​

Supporting Committees, Sections and Councils

The AAP is comprised of a wide variety of committees, sections, and councils made up of members with expertise and interest in specialized areas of pediatrics. These groups help develop many of the AAP’s positions and programs as well as present educational programs for pediatricians in order to highlight current research and practical knowledge in their respective specialties.  We gratefully acknowledge their contributions to the content on

AAP National Appointed Committees

Committee on Adolescence
Committee on Bioethics 
Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect
Committee on Child Health Financing
Committee on Coding and Nomenclature
Committee on Continuing Medical Education
Committee on Drugs
Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care
Committee on Federal Government Affairs
Committee on Fetus & Newborn
Committee on Genetics
Committee on Hospital Care 
Committee on Infectious Diseases
Committee on Injury, Violence & Poison Prevention 
Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management
Committee on Membership
Committee on Native American Child Health
Committee on Nutrition
Committee on Pediatric Education
Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Committee on Pediatric AIDS
Committee on Pediatric Research 
Committee on Pediatric Workforce
Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health
Committee on Residency Scholarships
Committee on State Government Affairs
Committee on Substance Abuse

AAP Councils

Council on Children with Disabilities
Council on Clinical Information Technology
Council on Communications and Media
Council on Community Pediatrics
Council on Environmental Health
Council on School Health
Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness

AAP Sections

Administration and Practice Management

Adolescent Health
Adoption and Foster Care
Allergy and Immunology
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Child Abuse and Neglect
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Critical Care
Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Early Education and Child Care
Emergency Medicine
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Genetics and Birth Defects
Home Care
Hospital Medicine
Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention
Infectious Diseases
International Child Health
Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees
Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds)
Neurological Surgery
Osteopathic Pediatricians (Provisional)
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health
Pediatric Pulmonology
Perinatal Pediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Senior Members
Telehealth Care
Transport Medicine
Uniformed Services
Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists
Young Physicians