Neal Baer is an American pediatrician, educator, television writer and producer. He is heavily lauded and acclaimed pediatrician and educator, strongly engaged in writing and researching the intersectional relationship between sociological patterns and health issues. To support attaining degrees in the aforementioned fields, Baer began a career as a television writer and producer and has gone on to become an Emmy-nominated showrunner and executive producer, working for programs such as ER and Law & Order: SVU.

Baer has won numerous awards for his advocacy work and efforts to illuminate the social causes and determinants of health issues throughout television and film. He has a voluminous breadth of writing on adolescent health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and the relationship between medicine, media, and social responsibility. Baer currently serves as a board member for several health care organizations such as Children Now, The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the Venice Family Clinic, and RAND Health.