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Dr. Rachel Moon: Safe sleep for infants

Dr. Rachel Moon, from the University of Virginia, will be available for interviews on Wednesday, October 12, from 3:30-5 p.m. ET.

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Wednesday, October 12, from 3:30-5 p.m. ET

October is Safe Sleep and SIDS Awareness Month.

Available Expert:

Dr. Rachel Moon is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia and the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). She can discuss topics including:

  • Statistics on SIDS, including trends over time;
  • The safest ways for babies to sleep, and the evidence behind those recommendations;
  • What parents and other caregivers should know about the recent viral headlines claiming a study had found “the cause” of SIDS; and
  • Her research on factors that influence parental decisions about where and how their infants sleep.

Declared interests:

Dr. Moon is chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS and a board member of the International Society for the Prevention of SIDS and Stillbirth, both volunteer positions. She receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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