Meet Our Health and Medical Contributors

Our Health and Medical Contributors

Our health and medical contributors are thought-leaders in their fields. They are are enthusiastic professionals with a passion for health education.

Sudeb Dalai, MD, PhD Medical Contributor

Dr. Sudeb Dalai, MD PhD, is a Stanford and MIT-trained Infectious Disease Physician, Virologist, and Epidemiologist at Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford, he has trained physicians/students, instructed courses, and conducted virology research in the Division of Infectious Diseases for over 17 years. Read More>

Sue Varma, MD, P.C., DFAPA Medical Contributor

Dr. Sue Varma is a board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) Langone Health and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In addition, she received the inaugural Sharecare Award in behavioral health for her six-episode depression series with Medcircle. The Sharecare Awards are in conjunction with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Read more>

Jane Dummer, RD Medical Contributor

Jane Dummer, RD is an expert in nutrition. She’s a health and wellness expert and a respected thought leader in the food industry. Ms. Dummer is a Registered Dietitian and has a Nutrition Science degree from one of the world’s leading food universities. In addition, she  is a frequent guest and commentator in the media circuit with over 100 interviews. Read more>

Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP Medical Contributor

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP is a nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience specializing in women’s health. She is currently Director of Women’s Health and Coordinator of the multi-disciplinary Pelvic Pain Program at Comprehensive Wellness, in Walnut Creek, CA. In addition, Ms. Geraghty represents Nurse Practitioners and Women’s Health on the Sharecare Medical Advisory Board. She speaks and publishes nationally on topics pertinent to women’s health across the lifespan. Read more>

Dr. Antiqua Smart, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC Medical Contributor

Dr. Antiqua Smart, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC is a dual board-certified family nurse practitioner and advanced public health nurse. Throughout her nearly two-decade career, she has functioned in the roles of nurse clinician, nurse educator, nurse entrepreneur, and healthcare consultant. In addition, Dr. Smart has experience in the areas of addiction medicine, family medicine, public health, pediatrics, women’s health, and nursing education. Read more>

Our Founder, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Our founder, Barbara Ficarra is registered nurse with a master’s degree. She’s a health journalist, international speaker, award-winning broadcast and academic author (VR, AR, MR). She’s on the frontlines of health care and she’s a health educator, health communicator, health designer™, health advisor and multi-media host. She empowers individuals to live healthier lives. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In addition, Barbara is a chairperson and member of the Academy of Judges for the Sharecare Awards in Association with the Emmys®. She’s on the health and medical advisory board at Sharecare, Inc., and on the advisory board for the University of San Francisco for the Master of Science Program for Health Information Technology. Read more>


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Our exceptional contributors help you learn new things, take action and reexamine the basics. Our health and medical contributors are dedicated professionals who have a passion for health & wellness education.

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