HWRN Network Core Members

Network core members:

Members represent a broad range of disciplinary expertise, including but not limited to epidemiology, exercise physiology, nutrition, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, public health, social work, biostatistics, and others.  Members will have made significant research and scholarly contributions to the field of obesity and/or health of children with ASD/DD.

Kerri Boutelle, PhDKerri Boutelle, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine Public Health and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego; Director of the Center for Health Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR); Senior Supervising Psychologist, UCSD Eating Disorders and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core. About Dr. Boutelle
Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD
Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and HWRN Dissemination Core. About Dr. Broder-Fingert.
Joseph Donnelly, EdD Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, is Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center and Director, Energy Balance Laboratory (EBL) and Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management, University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas City and University of Kansas, Lawrence and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core. More information.
Richard Fleming, PhD Richard Fleming, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB) and HWRN Dissemination Core.  About Dr. Fleming.
Sandra Hassink, MD Sandra Hassink, MD,  is the Medical Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and HWRN Dissemination Core. About Dr. Hassink.
Susan L. Hyman, MD Susan L. Hyman, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of  Rochester Medical Center, the Division Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and HWRN Dissemination Core. She is on the Executive Committee of the Council on Children with Disabilities of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the subboard of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is site co-PI for the Rochester site of the Autism Treatment Network. Her research interests relate to diet, nutrition, and treatment of children and youth with ASD. About Dr. Hyman.
Tanja Kral, PhD Tanja Kral, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and HWRN Secondary Data Analysis Core. About Dr. Kral.
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core.   About Dr. Odoms-Young.
Lauren Ptomey Lauren Ptomey, PhD, RD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and HWRN Dissemination Core. About Dr. Ptomey.
James Rimmer, PhD James H. Rimmer, PhD, Director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative and HWRN Dissemination Core. About Dr. Rimmer.
Nancy Sherwood, PhD Nancy Sherwood, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and HWRN Secondary Data Analysis Core. About Dr. Sherwood.
Linmarie Sikich, MD, MA Linmarie Sikich, MD, MA, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, Associate Director of Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core and Secondary Data Analysis Core. About Dr. Sikich.
Heidi Stanish, PhD Heidi Stanish, PhD, Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Services, University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB) and holds an adjunct faculty position at the UMass Medical School – Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and HWRN Secondary Data Analysis Core member. About Dr. Stanish.