Before we begin, let’s get one thing out of the way:

“It’s pronounced KASS-A BOY, like ‘cowboy,’” says Dr. Cassoobhoy.

Cassoobhoy, 48, is indeed a cowboy of sorts, wrangling information and then dispensing it in accessible ways. As Everyday Health’s chief medical editor and vice president of medical affairs, that’s exactly what she’ll be doing on a regular basis — along with her work as a practicing board-certified internist, and a mother of a 17-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son.

She was destined to be a doctor. Her father, Raz Moosajee, MD, was a pediatrician and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel in Warner Robins, Georgia, where she grew up.