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, PhD
Kerri Boutelle, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego 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. About Dr. Broder-Fingert.
Joseph Donnelly, EdD
Joseph 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, KS, and University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core. More information.
Richard Fleming, PhD
Richard Fleming, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB) and HWRN dissemination core member. About Dr. Fleming.
Sandra Hassink, MD
Sandra Hassink, MD, is the Director of the Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Clinic, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College and HWRN dissemination core member. About Dr. Hassink.
Susan L. Hyman, MD
Susan L. Hyman, MD, is Division Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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. About Dr. Hyman.
Tanja Kral, PhD
Tanja Kral, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and HWRN Secondary Data Analysis Core member. About Dr. Kral.
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core member. About Dr. Odoms-Young.
Lauren Ptomey
Lauren Ptomey, PhD, RD is an Research Assistant Professor in the department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, at the University of Kansas Medical Center and HWRN dissemination core member. About Dr. Ptomey.
James Rimmer, PhD
James Rimmer, PhD, is director of the Lakeshore Foundation/University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative and HWRN dissemination core member. About Dr. Rimmer.
Mary Segal, PhD
Mary Segal, PhD, is Executive Director of the Research Center for Health Care Decision-making, Inc. and on the secondary analysis core.
Nancy Sherwood, PhD
Nancy Sherwood, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Healthy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and HWRN Secondary Data Analysis Core member. About Dr. Sherwood.
Linmarie Sikich, MD, MA
Linmarie Sikich, MD, MA is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and HWRN Pilot & Feasibility/Peer Review Core. About Dr. Sikich.
Heidi Stanish, PhD
Heidi Stanish, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB) and HWRN Secondary Data Analysis Core member. About Dr. Stanish.