Dayo Lanier, M.D. (affectionately known as Dr. Dayo to the students she’s worked with) is a pediatrician, turned writer, consultant, speaker, singer-songwriter, life-long learner and Founder of Dr. Dayo Lanier | Reserved Rebel.
Dr. Lanier is a graduate of Cornell University and received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo—SUNY. She completed her pediatric residency training in Austin, Texas.
In 2007, Dr. Lanier started Pediatric Wellness Consultants, which focused on developing and implementing community-based health, fitness and nutrition education programs for children and their families, primarily in pre-schools, elementary schools and churches.
Soon after, Dr. Lanier began writing and recording children’s songs which encouraged exercise and dance, inspired healthy eating and promoted self-confidence through lyrics geared for that purpose. Her debut single, “Drink More Water,” was released in August 2010.
Since then, diagnoses of ADHD x 3 in her family shifted her focus to what could only be described as a “personal, scientific study” of parenting and family life with ADHD and its intersection with introversion and career change.
On her website, (drdayolanier.com), Dr. Lanier lends her introverted, ADHD, multipotentialite, Coach’s wife, Christian/Sports Mom, Arts & Science perspective and background in medicine, to offer encouragement, insights and information on a variety of topics, ranging from health & wellness, creativity & music, education, parenting and self-development.
Dr. Lanier’s Reserved Rebel platform is deeply rooted in her introverted, knowledge-seeking, experience-chasing, insight and wisdom-sharing approach. Her overall focus: encouraging others to honor their differences, embrace unconventionality, live authentically, and to create a balanced life.
Dr. Lanier lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Coach Rob Lanier, their two children, Emory & Kai and their family dog, Sandy.