EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania , 1994 , Philadelphia , PA

Medical School

  • University of Cincinnati , 1999 , Cincinnati , OH

Internship

Pediatrics
  • University of Michigan Health System , 2000 , Ann Arbor , MI

Residency

Pediatrics
  • University of Michigan Health System , 2004 , Ann Arbor , MI

Graduate Degree

MPH
  • University of Michigan , 2005 , Ann Arbor , MI

Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2006 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am a Pediatrician with sub-specialty training in Adolescent Medicine.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. The set point: weight destiny established before adulthood? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2021 08 01; 33(4):368-372. View abstract
  2. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Number of Adolescents/Young Adults Seeking Eating Disorder-Related Care. J Adolesc Health. 2021 10; 69(4):660-663. View abstract
  3. COVID-19 and eating disorder and mental health concerns in patients with eating disorders. J Eat Disord. 2021 Jul 02; 9(1):80. View abstract
  4. Access to care and worsening eating disorder symptomatology in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Eat Disord. 2021 Jun 10; 9(1):69. View abstract
  5. The Association of Malnutrition, illness duration, and pre-morbid weight status with anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents and young adults with restrictive eating disorders: a cross-sectional study. J Eat Disord. 2021 May 17; 9(1):60. View abstract
  6. The scale matters: assessing body size with figure rating scales in a diverse sample of young adults. Eat Weight Disord. 2021 Mar 29. View abstract
  7. Social and economic cost of eating disorders in the United States: Evidence to inform policy action. Int J Eat Disord. 2021 05; 54(5):851-868. View abstract
  8. Weight-Focused Public Health Interventions-No Benefit, Some Harm. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Mar 01; 175(3):238-239. View abstract
  9. Cross-classified multilevel models (CCMM) in health research: A systematic review of published empirical studies and recommendations for best practices. SSM Popul Health. 2020 Dec; 12:100661. View abstract
  10. Psychosocial, behavioral and clinical correlates of children with overweight and obesity. BMC Pediatr. 2020 06 10; 20(1):291. View abstract
  11. "It's Healthy Because It's Natural." Perceptions of "Clean" Eating among U.S. Adolescents and Emerging Adults. Nutrients. 2020 Jun 07; 12(6). View abstract
  12. How do you define recovery? A qualitative study of patients with eating disorders, their parents, and clinicians. Int J Eat Disord. 2020 08; 53(8):1209-1218. View abstract
  13. School Social Capital and Tobacco Experimentation Among Adolescents: Evidence From a Cross-Classified Multilevel, Longitudinal Analysis. J Adolesc Health. 2020 04; 66(4):431-438. View abstract
  14. A survey of physician practices on the inpatient medical stabilization of patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. J Eat Disord. 2018; 6:22. View abstract
  15. Does an uneven sample size distribution across settings matter in cross-classified multilevel modeling? Results of a simulation study. Health Place. 2018 07; 52:121-126. View abstract
  16. BMI Trajectories from Birth to Young Adulthood. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 06; 26(6):1043-1049. View abstract
  17. Relating shape/weight based self-esteem, depression, and anxiety with weight and perceived physical health among young adults. Body Image. 2018 Jun; 25:168-176. View abstract
  18. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood Obesity. Pediatrics. 2018 01; 141(1). View abstract
  19. Oral health status and longitudinal cardiometabolic risk in a national sample of young adults. J Am Dent Assoc. 2017 12; 148(12):930-935. View abstract
  20. Racial/Ethnic Disparities: a Longitudinal Study of Growth Trajectories Among US Kindergarten Children. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 08; 5(4):875-884. View abstract
  21. Longitudinal impact of weight misperception and intent to change weight on body mass index of adolescents and young adults with overweight or obesity. Eat Behav. 2017 12; 27:7-13. View abstract
  22. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescent Health: An Interprofessional Case Discussion. MedEdPORTAL. 2017 Aug 09; 13:10615. View abstract
  23. Contextual Effects of Neighborhoods and Schools on Adolescent and Young Adult Marijuana Use in the United States. Subst Abuse. 2017; 11:1178221817711417. View abstract
  24. History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):674-679. View abstract
  25. Food Insecurity, Weight Status, and Perceived Nutritional and Exercise Barriers in an Urban Youth Population. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 02; 57(2):152-160. View abstract
  26. Racial/ethnic and weight status disparities in dieting and disordered weight control behaviors among early adolescents. Eat Behav. 2017 08; 26:104-107. View abstract
  27. Protective Misperception? Prospective Study of Weight Self-Perception and Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Overweight and Obesity. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):680-687. View abstract
  28. Cross-sectional and Prospective Examination of Weight Misperception and Depressive Symptoms Among Youth with Overweight and Obesity. Prev Sci. 2017 02; 18(2):152-163. View abstract
  29. Disentangling overlapping influences of neighborhoods and schools on adolescent body mass index. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 12; 24(12):2570-2577. View abstract
  30. Childcare Attendance and Obesity Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 11; 138(5). View abstract
  31. Weight misperception among young adults with overweight/obesity associated with disordered eating behaviors. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Oct; 49(10):937-946. View abstract
  32. Achieving Cardiovascular Health in Young Adulthood-Which Adolescent Factors Matter? J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jan; 58(1):119-21. View abstract
  33. Helpful or harmful? Prospective association between weight misperception and weight gain among overweight and obese adolescents and young adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Feb; 40(2):328-32. View abstract
  34. Three-Year Improvements in Weight Status and Weight-Related Behaviors in Middle School Students: The Healthy Choices Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134470. View abstract
  35. Unmet Health Care Need in US Adolescents and Adult Health Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):513-20. View abstract
  36. Managing adolescent obesity and the role of bariatric surgery. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 27(4):434-41. View abstract
  37. Disentangling the relative influence of schools and neighborhoods on adolescents' risk for depressive symptoms. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):732-40. View abstract
  38. Using cross-classified multilevel models to disentangle school and neighborhood effects: an example focusing on smoking behaviors among adolescents in the United States. Health Place. 2015 Jan; 31:224-32. View abstract
  39. School social capital and body mass index in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. J Sch Health. 2014 Dec; 84(12):759-68. View abstract
  40. Prospective association between overvaluation of weight and binge eating among overweight adolescent girls. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan; 56(1):25-9. View abstract
  41. Child maltreatment and blood pressure in young adulthood. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Nov; 38(11):1747-54. View abstract
  42. Racial/ethnic differences in accuracy of body mass index reporting in a diverse cohort of young adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Mar; 39(3):546-8. View abstract
  43. Sexual orientation disparities in BMI among U.S. adolescents and young adults in three race/ethnicity groups. J Obes. 2014; 2014:537242. View abstract
  44. Hypertension awareness and control among young adults in the national longitudinal study of adolescent health. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Aug; 29(8):1098-104. View abstract
  45. School programs and characteristics and their influence on student BMI: findings from healthy passages. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83254. View abstract
  46. Middle school food environments and racial/ethnic differences in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: findings from the Healthy Choices study. Prev Med. 2013 Nov; 57(5):735-8. View abstract
  47. Family physical activity and meal practices associated with disordered weight control behaviors in a multiethnic sample of middle-school youth. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4):379-85. View abstract
  48. The contribution of school environmental factors to individual and school variation in disordered weight control behaviors in a statewide sample of middle schools. Eat Disord. 2013; 21(2):91-108. View abstract
  49. Dietary and physical activity factors related to eating disorder symptoms among middle school youth. J Sch Health. 2013 Jan; 83(1):14-20. View abstract
  50. The association of adolescent socioeconomic position and adult height: variation across racial/ethnic groups. Econ Hum Biol. 2013 Mar; 11(2):178-84. View abstract
  51. Sexual orientation and bias in self-reported BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Aug; 20(8):1703-9. View abstract
  52. Effect of the planet health intervention on eating disorder symptoms in Massachusetts middle schools, 2005-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:E171; quiz E171. View abstract
  53. Understanding teen dating violence: practical screening and intervention strategies for pediatric and adolescent healthcare providers. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 23(4):379-83. View abstract
  54. Food insecurity and increased BMI in young adult women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Sep; 20(9):1896-901. View abstract
  55. The association of body mass index and externally perceived attractiveness across race/ethnicity, gender, and time. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Jan; 50(1):74-79.e2. View abstract
  56. Disordered weight control behaviors in early adolescent boys and girls of color: an under-recognized factor in the epidemic of childhood overweight. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jan; 48(1):109-12. View abstract
  57. School variation in asthma: compositional or contextual? PLoS One. 2009 Dec 30; 4(12):e8512. View abstract
  58. Television viewing is not predictive of BMI in Black and Hispanic young adult females. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 May; 18(5):1015-20. View abstract
  59. School level contextual factors are associated with the weight status of adolescent males and females. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jun; 16(6):1324-30. View abstract
  60. The impact of school context on the weight status of adolscent males and females. Obesity. 2008. View abstract
  61. Can neighborhoods explain racial/ethnic differences in adolescent inactivity? Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(4):202-10. View abstract
  62. Guidelines for adolescent well care: is there consensus? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):365-70. View abstract
  63. Can school income and racial/ethnic composition explain the racial/ethnic disparity in adolescent physical activity participation? Pediatrics. 2006 Jun; 117(6):2158-66. View abstract
  64. Guidelines for adolescent well care: Is there consensus?. Current Opinions in Pediatrics. 2006; 18(4):365-370. View abstract
  65. The treatment of adolescent depression in the era of the black box warning. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4):466-72. View abstract
  66. Interpreting negative results: postpartum interview position not associated with improved outcomes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Apr; 157(4):333-5. View abstract