You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

We’ve spent a lot of time over the years studying why families start, continue, and end health services designed to help children and families with obesity. Continue reading


Congrats, Maryam!

When starting graduate studies, it can take a few unfunded scholarship applications before students achieve success. But once students are successful in receiving an award or two, it often seems that things snowball. That’s just anecdotal experience…

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Clinical Research – Partnering WITH Patients and Families

Over the years, we’ve conducted a number of studies that were designed to learn about families’ experiences and perceptions. While we’ve learned a lot, and applied some of this learning to how we provide care to children and families enrolled in pediatric weight management, it’s fair to say we could have done more to engage families in our research.  Continue reading

New Paper Published – Staging System for Pediatric Obesity


As many of you know, the body mass index (BMI) was originally intended as a tool to assess the health of groups and populations. However, it’s application at the individual level was based on it’s pretty good, positive relationship with body fatness and some cardiometabolic health risks. Continue reading