Dr. Joan Younger Meek is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, where she previously served as the Orlando Regional Campus Dean and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, as well as the Designated Institutional Official. Dr. Meek received her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition and her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Kentucky. She completed Pediatric Residency Training at Duke University Medical Center. She is a former pediatric residency director and pediatric clerkship director. Dr. Meek is a board-certified pediatrician, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, a Registered Dietitian, and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Dr. Meek served as chair of the Section on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2014 to 2018. She has served as chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, President of the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, and was a founding board member of the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida. She chairs the Project Advisory Committee for the CDC-funded AAP Project on Physician Engagement and Training Focused on Breastfeeding. Dr. Meek is the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding, now in its 3rd Edition. She is one of the co-authors of the AAP Policy Statement on “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk,” revised in 2022, a contributor to the AAP Breastfeeding Handbook, and a contribution to the 8th Edition of the AAP Pediatric Nutrition book. Dr. Meek has been involved in medical education for more than 30 years.