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Joel Evans, M.D.

Brief Bio: Joel M. Evans, M.D., a Board Certified OB/GYN, is a senior lecturer for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Center for Mind/Body Medicine. He has a special interest in the Functional Medicine approach to  reproductive and mental health, and recently co-authored a chapter on  Perinatal Influences on Mental Health in the textbook Women's Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan. Dr. Evans spoke at the United Nations in March 2013 on the topic of Prenatal Origins of Violence and now serves as UN Representative and Chief Medical Advisor for OMAEP- World Organization of Prenatal Education Associations . Dr Evans now serves as the Medical Director of APPPAH, where he was honored as the recipient of the David Cheek Memorial Award and has previously been a member of their Board of Directors. His book, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook (Gotham, 2005), has received critical acclaim and attention.