Rachel Moon, MD Pediatrician



Rachel Moon, MD, is a pediatrician and SIDS researcher at Children's National Health System. She is also one of five physicians on the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1986
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • BA, BA, 1982
    Emory University


Children's National's Dr. Moon Examines Social Circles' Potential Impact on SIDS

Do parents sleep in the same bed as their child because their parents did it?

What are the cultural factors that influence parents to continue behaviors that may contribute to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Rachel Moon, MD, Associate Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Community Health at Children’s National Health System and a leader in SIDS research, is exploring these questions in a study that may help us better understand the difficulty of changing health behaviors, even when parents are aware that these behaviors may increase their baby’s chance of SIDS.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Early Infant Multivitamin Supplementation is Associated with Increased Risk for Food Allergy and Asthma

(2004) Pediatrics

Back to Sleep An Educational Intervention with WIC Women Infants Children Clients

(2004) Pediatrics

Apparent LifeThreatening Events ALTE and the Use of Home Monitors

(2007) Pediatrics in Review

Night Time Child Care Inadequate SIDS Risk Factor Knowledge Practice and Policies

(2003) Pediatrics

State child care regulations regarding infant sleep environment since Healthy Child Care AmericaBack to Sleep campaign

(2006) Pediatrics

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