Cori Cross is a board certified pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) spokesperson.
Dr. Cross served on the Executive Board for the AAP’s Council on Communications and Media (COCM) for six years and co-authored the AAP’s policy statements, Children, Adolescents and the Media and the corresponding technical report Children and Adolescents and Digital Media.
She received the Innovation in Medicine award for her work in developing the Family Media Use Plan on HealthyChildren.org which allows parents and caregivers to create media plans that work within their families values and needs.
She serves on the Board of the California Chapter 2 AAP, and has held positions of both Treasurer and Member-At-Large.
She co-created the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention Curriculum that is used in LAUSD schools to teach healthy eating and lifestyle modifications to at risk youth and their parents. Dr. Cross received the 2017 Associated of Administrators of Los Angeles Community Volunteer Award.
She started her writing career with a column in LA Family Magazine “Dr. Cori On-Call, Medical and Parenting Advice from Your Neighborhood Pediatrician”.
For more articles written by Dr. Cross you can visit her blog, SMARTMOMS.
Dr. Cross graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a BA in philosophy. She attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences), where she obtained her M.D. and was elected to the AOA medical honor society. She then moved to L.A. with her husband where she did her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She currently lives in the Pacific Palisades with her husband and three children.