Kay Rhee

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Pediatrics
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Kay Rhee is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with special interest in childhood eating and weight related disorders. She believes it is important to understand and address the social, behavioral, cognitive, and biologic aspects of child growth and development in order to promote greater health and well-being. She is the Medical Director of the Medical Behavioral Unit/Eating Disorder Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Research Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and Medical Director of the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and Master’s degree in Sociology from Stanford University. She received her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She then went on to complete her T32 fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and received a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Rhee has multidisciplinary training in pediatric hospital medicine, childhood obesity, eating disorders, behavior modification and therapy, parent-child interactions, parenting skills training (Incredible Years Program), motivational interviewing, epidemiology, and social psychology. She conducts research on the behavioral, cognitive and biologic factors contributing to the development and management of childhood obesity. Her work focuses on identifying novel targets for obesity prevention and treatment including, parenting styles, parent feeding behaviors, child eating behaviors, executive functioning, genetic and epigenetic influences, and gut peptides and the microbiome.

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    Expansion of the ¡Màs Fresco! More Fresh Nutrition Incentive Program
    USDA NIFA 2019-01667Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 14, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Parent training program to improve outcomes in childhood obesity treatment
    NIH R01DK106157Aug 1, 2016 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program (SCNIP)
    USDA 2016-02563Jun 1, 2016 - May 31, 2020
    Using a Guided Self-Help treatment model for childhood obesity management in the primary care setting
    HRSA Maternal Child Health Bureau R40MC29452Apr 1, 2016 - Mar 30, 2019
    Promoting Child Inhibitory Control Skills around Food
    NIH R21HD074987Dec 5, 2013 - Nov 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of parenting skills, style, and family functioning in pediatric weight loss
    NIH K23HD057299Jun 5, 2009 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Cluster randomized control trial promoting child self-regulation around energy-dense food. Appetite. 2019 02 01; 133:156-165. Rhee KE, Kessl S, Manzano MA, Strong DR, Boutelle KN. PMID: 30391226; PMCID: PMC6325077.
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    2. Provider views on childhood obesity management in primary care settings: a mixed methods analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 01 30; 18(1):55. Rhee KE, Kessl S, Lindback S, Littman M, El-Kareh RE. PMID: 29378579; PMCID: PMC5789606.
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    3. Development of the General Parenting Observational Scale to assess parenting during family meals. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Apr 10; 12:49. Rhee KE, Dickstein S, Jelalian E, Boutelle K, Seifer R, Wing R. PMID: 25888976; PMCID: PMC4395900.
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    4. Firm maternal parenting associated with decreased risk of excessive snacking in overweight children. Eat Weight Disord. 2015 Jun; 20(2):195-203. Rhee KE, Boutelle KN, Jelalian E, Barnes R, Dickstein S, Wing RR. PMID: 25370704; PMCID: PMC4420721.
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    5. Relationship between maternal parenting and eating self-efficacy in overweight children when stressed. Eat Weight Disord. 2013 Sep; 18(3):283-8. Rhee KE, Pan TY, Norman GJ, Crow S, Boutelle K. PMID: 23868554; PMCID: PMC3775574.
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    6. A delayed-control trial examining the impact of body mass index recognition on obesity-related counseling. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Sep; 52(9):836-44. Rhee KE, Phan TL, Barnes RF, Benun J, Wing RR. PMID: 23754841.
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