"About"

With its grassroots start in 2003 and two physician moms at the helm, Girlology has become the go-to online community dedicated to making girls’ lives healthier

FEAR LESS. Girlology was designed to give you medically accurate, in-the-moment support needed to navigate your journey with all the facts and greater confidence. An accessible resource like no other, Girlology helps girls (of all ages) and parents prepare for what’s ahead.

KNOW MORE. From bra shopping tricks, acne care secrets, and period solutions, to eating disorder prevention and friendship tips — our Girlologists (that’s us—experienced and caring mom-docs) are ready to guide you through every age and stage of girl-life.

Inspired by your questions and curiosities, Girlology Classes (moms, you can watch too!) are dedicated to sharing medically accurate, bite-size videos designed to inform and assure girls on every issue. Our weekly Mom Minute Tips share practical Girlologist insights designed to enlighten, support and facilitate communication with your daughter.

Meet Our Founders

Dr. Holmes

Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG │ Co-Founder & Mom Of Three Girls.

Dr. Melisa Holmes is a board-certified Ob-Gyn, author, and nationally recognized health educator. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Girlology, a leading wellness app supporting girls and caregivers with personalized on demand health resources that guide them through puberty and adolescence with confidence. She has more than 20 years experience as an ob-gyn with expertise in pediatric & adolescent gynecology and as an educator for medical students, residents and colleagues.

Dr. Melisa is a Co-Founder of the Period Education Project, a national non-profit that trains medical students to deliver menstrual health education to under resourced communities. She he has authored books for youth on puberty and sexual development as well as numerous articles and book chapters in the medical literature. Her most recent publication is a book for youth published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has consulted and created health content for global brands including Always, Tampax and CVS Health.

As a passionate patient advocate, Dr. Holmes received a national award from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for patient education.

Dr. Holmes

Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP │ Co-Founder & Mom Of Two Girls.

Trish Hutchison, MD is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally recognized health educator, and author. Dr. Trish is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Girlology, a leading wellness app supporting girls and caregivers with personalized on demand health resources that guide them through puberty and adolescence with confidence. Dr. Trish founded and directed a young women’s health center for the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an expert on adolescent development, teen sexuality, parenting, and has been listed among the Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Trish has authored books for youth on puberty and sexual development. Her most recent publication is a book for youth published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a Co-Founder of the Period Education Project, a national non-profit that trains medical students to deliver menstrual health education to under resourced communities. Dr. Trish has over 20 years of clinical practice and currently works in College Health at The College of Charleston. This keeps her up to date on issues that kids face daily, including her own two college aged daughters.

She earned her MD at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) then completed her Pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt University.