Sign In
Cook Children's
Patient Portal

Experts on Call

Experts on call icon

The Experts on Call service at Cook Children's provides a variety of health care professionals from our system to help educate, inspire and motivate families throughout the community.

This is a free service that covers diverse topics, and can be customized to fit the needs of churches, schools, clubs and other community organizations.

Our experts include Cook Children's physicians, nurses, information specialists, child psychologists, therapists and more, allowing presenters to cover a wide range of interesting subjects that matter most to families.

General pediatrics

  • How to choose a pediatrician
  • How to choose a pediatric specialist
  • General health
  • Infections
  • Emotions and behavior
  • Growth and development
  • Common medical problems
  • Child growth and development
  • Normal child development
  • Growth disorders
  • Puberty
  • Newborn care
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Safety and infant CPR

Learning disabilities

  • General learning disabilities
  • ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders

Behavioral health

  • Early childhood stress and lifelong health
  • Anxiety stress management
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Suicide and self-harm awareness
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Crisis management
  • Bullying

Nutritional health

  • Early childhood obesity
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Healthy diet & activity
  • Obesity prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition for school age kids
  • Eating healthy on a budget
  • Family dinner nights
  • Developing healthy eating habits and coping with picky eating
  • Feeding disorders/eating disorders
  • General sports nutrition


  • Car seat safety
  • Bicycle safety
  • Stranger danger
  • Gun safety
  • Fire safety
  • Safety from unintentional injuries
  • Safe infant sleep

Online digital safety

  • Social media
  • Cyber bullying
  • Sexting
  • Safety online (parents and child)
  • General home networking security
  • Virtual child (parents)
  • Internet safety (parents and child)
  • Parenting in a digital age
  • Project Adam

Child maltreatment

  • Child abuse recognition and prevention
  • Sexualization of children
  • Child sexual abuse prevention
  • Human trafficking
  • Effects of child pornography

Public health policy

  • Public policy for children's health issues
  • Vaccinations
  • HPV
  • Immunizations

To schedule an expert, request more information about Experts on Call, or if you don't see a topic that fits your organizations' needs, please email Janeen Dantzler, Community Relations coordinator at Cook Children's, at

Please note: Our speakers are well received in the community therefore, please allow for at least a four-week notice for requests. Participation in your event is based upon staff availability.