Jennifer Wider

Jennifer Wider, MD, is a nationally renowned women’s health expert, author and radio host. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS News, ABC News Nightline, Fox News, Good Day NY and HuffPost Live. She sits on the advisory boards of Cosmopolitan and Health magazines. Wider is the resident doctor on Just Jenny SiriusXM Stars and LOVELINE. Wider is the author of four books, including "The Savvy Woman Patient," "The Doctor’s Complete College Girls’ Health Guide," "The New Mom’s Survival Guide" and "Got Teens? The Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities." Wider has been an invited guest lecturer and workshop presenter at a variety of hospitals, women’s centers, high schools and colleges across the US. She is a graduate of Princeton University and received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Amid the Pandemic, Eating Disorders Are on the Rise

December 15, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe, it leaves a multitude of long-lasting consequences in its wake. Among them, a host of mental health issues including an uptick in depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. One of the less frequently discussed, however, is eating disorders.  A new study published...

Looking for a Safe Place in Facebook’s Digital Universe

November 12, 2021

In her recent testimony in front of a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, “Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower,” former data scientist at Facebook Frances Haugen revealed that her former employer is knowingly harmful to children, promotes divisiveness among users and amplifies misinformation in pursuit of...

Return of Jane: Would Stricter Rules Bring Back Illegal Abortion?

September 24, 2021

Before the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade that protected a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy without government intervention, many women found themselves in a desperate position. If a woman, especially a low-income woman, wanted an abortion, she often had to risk her...

Do Americans Still Trust Their Public Health Agencies? 

August 13, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued another guideline for vaccinated people to wear masks, walking back a previous decision to allow vaccinated people to rip off their face coverings and breathe a collective sigh of relief. If there is one thing that people can rely...

The Elusive Importance of Sleep

July 16, 2021

Sleep insufficiency is a universal problem, affecting millions of people each year in every corner of the globe. It is prevalent across all ages, genders, socio-economic groups and ethnicities. Many organizations consider it to be a public health epidemic with weighty economic costs.  The significance of the problem is often...