Meet Sorette’s Scientific Advisory Board

Meet Sorette’s Scientific Advisory Board

From its inception, Sorette’s mission has been to create a feeling. A trusted space for safer shopping during pregnancy and motherhood. A welcoming, cozy corner of an otherwise oversaturated, under defined industry. And while the branding and aesthetics have been carefully thought out to promote this unique type of experience, it’s really all possible because of the work our Scientific Advisory Board puts in behind the scenes. Simply put, Sorette is different from other online marketplaces. 

The Sorette Scientific Advisory Board is a group of scientists, doctors, founders, and experts in women’s health that have come together to finally put a stake in the ground around product safety and pregnancy. . No more questioning, no more gray area, no more endless Google searching. This board has established the Sorette Seal of Approval to highlight products that check the boxes of our defined standards, based on qualified research, emerging and cemented data, and our comprehensive No-Go List™ which is composed of both prohibited ingredients and restricted ingredients.  No-Go List™ means that every single product in the Sorette marketplace has been vetted and passed through our rigorous vetting process. 

This Board is the reason Sorette is different. They are the reason Sorette is a safe haven for anyone looking to create a safer, more present motherhood experience. Let’s meet these compassionate, impressively educated women… who, we should mention, are also all mothers.

Sorette’s Scientific Advisory Board

Carmen Messerlian, PhD, MS, BS

Professor of Reproductive Epidemiology at Harvard TC Chan

Meet Dr. Messerlian. She is a renowned professor of environmental and reproductive epidemiology at Harvard Chan School of Public Health and is dedicated to creating a healthier future by researching how environments affect fertility and pregnancy. She founded Vie, a digital therapeutic using AI for personalized fertility care.

Dr. Messerlian comes to the board with a case full of deserved credentials and a unique perspective on safer, healthy living. Dr. Messerlian is an NIH-funded scholar and public health advocate, serving on the EPA's Scientific Advisory Board and advocating for policy changes to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. With 90+ scientific publications, she mentors students at Harvard and MIT. Her credentials include a BS in nursing, PhD in epidemiology, and an MS in public health. She holds faculty positions at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center and is an Adjunct Professor at McGill University.

In her words: I am absolutely thrilled to collaborate with Sorette in our shared mission to foster a safer, healthier environment for families, expanding access to scientifically endorsed products that adhere to the highest standards.

Shieva Ghofrany, MD

Board-Certified OB-GYN

Meet Dr. Shieva Ghofrany, MD FACOG. She brings over two decades of expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, practicing at Coastal Obstetrics & Gynecology in Stamford since 2003. With a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and medical training at Tel Aviv University/Sackler School of Medicine, she completed her residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia University.

Dr. Ghofrany's intimate understanding of women's health stems from her personal experiences, including battling ovarian cancer in 2016 and navigating pregnancy, miscarriages, and weight loss surgery. Her dedication to empowering women extends beyond her practice, reflected in her media presence and the co-founding of "Tribe Called V," an online platform focused on enhancing women's health knowledge and reducing anxiety. As a respected authority in the field, she serves on advisory boards and as Board President for T.E.A.L., an ovarian cancer non-profit, all driven by her commitment to improving women's well-being.

Find more from Dr. Ghofrany at https://www.drshievag.com/ and on Instagram @drshievag Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok.

In her words: Sorette's mission is deeply aligned and synergistic with what I aim to do every day—help people respond and make better choices through PREEMPTIVE knowledge!"


Jillian Greaves, RD, LDN, MPH 

Integrative and Functional Registered Dietitian

Meet Jillian Greaves MPH, RD, LDN. She is a Functional Dietitian and Women's health Specialist and the owner of Jillian Greaves Functional Nutrition & Wellness, an integrative and functional nutrition practice based in Boston, MA that serves clients globally via virtual services.

Jillian has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from Tufts University. She completed her Dietitian Training at the University of Michigan and has advanced training in Functional Nutrition. 

Jillian and her team specialize in women’s health, with an emphasis on fertility, PCOS, hormones, and digestive health. She’s best known for her “whole health” approach, which leverages the power of advanced lab testing, personalized nutrition, supportive lifestyle strategies, targeted supplements, and mind body techniques to effectively support women in her practice.

In her words: I'm so excited to have ONE trusted space to send all of my clients and women in my community for safer pregnancy products!

Lora Shahine, MD

Double Board-Certified, OBGYN & Reproductive Endocrinology

Meet Dr. Lora Shahine, OBGYN, REI. She is reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific NW Fertility and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Stanford University and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California in San Francisco.

Her connection to Sorette’s mission is deeply ingrained in her professional focuses. She is dedicated to educating and advocating for increased awareness of infertility, miscarriage, and the impact on environmental toxins on health through an active social media presence, teaching, clinical research, her blog, Baby or Bust Fertility podcast, and books including best-selling, Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. 

Find more from Dr. Shahine at www.drlorashahine.com and @drlorashahine on Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok.

In her words: I am excited to work with Sorette to help make finding safer products easier!


Molly Wanner, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Wanner is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is first and foremost a physician and has been caring for patients for over 15 years with over 20,000 patient visits. 

Additionally, Dr. Wanner has extensive experience in Cosmeceuticals. She is co-author of numerous scientific publications and the Comprehensive Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology. She was elected by her peers to serve on the ASLMS Board of Directors and is an active member of Scientific Advisory Boards.  Her research is focused on Cosmeceuticals as well as Laser and Energy Based Devices.

In her words: My patients want guidance on how to best care for their skin and their baby during pregnancy.


Heather D. Rogers, MD  

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Meet Dr. Heather Rogers. She is a double-board certified dermatologic surgeon and the founder of Doctor Rogers Skin Care.  She practices procedural & cosmetic dermatology full-time at Modern Dermatology in Seattle & maintains a strong online presence that emphasizes education about all things skin. Her expertise derives from her training at Stanford, Univ. of Washington & Columbia plus two decades of ongoing clinical experience.


Her loyal following appreciates her unbiased candor & real world experience on the latest innovations in the industry. One of the reasons she’s perfect for our Board? She stands apart as an unsponsored, unendorsed, accurate source of information stemming from her vast clinical experience & research. She is a trusted expert for beauty editors with regular features in national press including New York Times, Vogue, Allure, Cosmopolitan, GQ & many others. She won Top Cosmetic Dermatologist "Iron Surgeon '' by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in 2023, she is part of the faculty at the University of Washington Department of Medicine, and lectures nationally.  She is also a fan favorite on podcasts where the long format allows time for her to dive deep into complex questions with candor & humor. Notable podcast appearances in 2023 include The Blonde Files, Skincare Anarchy & We Gotta Talk. 

In her words: I joined the Sorette team because I want to help women make better choices, not just for themselves, but for their families as as they navigate the complex world of skin care.


Bringing a Standard to Safer Products in Pregnancy & Motherhood

Sorette has a very clear mission: deliver safer products for pregnancy in a welcoming, non-judgmental way that can not only be enjoyed, but trusted without a doubt. Because of the amazing Board, this has become a reality. With their unique backgrounds, genius minds, and personal attachments to this space, the women of this Board are here to change the game for mothers everywhere.

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