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Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


2007-present, American Heart Association Early Career Development Award for Minorities
2002, Outstanding Resident Community Service Research Award, Baystate Medical Center




Maqbool A, Prout E, Doughterty K, Stallings V. Adolescence. In: Bowman B, Russel, editors. Present knowledge in nutrition 10th ed. Washington DC: International Life Sciences Institute; 2011.


Kumanyika S, Holsten J, Parks EP. The socio-cultural context for obesity prevention and treatment in children and youth: influences of ethnicity and gender. In: Freemar M, editor. Pediatric obesity: etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment. New York: Springer;  2010. p. 423-36.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

Ad hoc reviewer

2010-present, Health Psychology
2009-present, Obesity

Academic positions

Nutrition Support Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Memberships in professional organizations

National societies

2010-present, African-American Collaborative Research Network, Affiate Member

2007-present, The American Heart Association, Council on Nutrition Metabolism and Physical Activity, Trainee Member

2007-present, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutirition, Trainee Member

2007-present, American Society for Nutrition, Trainee Member

2006-present, The Obesity Society, Trainee Member

1995-present,  Massachusetts Medical Society, Member

1995-present,  American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Original Papers


Parks EP, Kumanyika S, Stettler N. Practical application of the nutrition recommendations for the prevention and treatment of obesity in pediatric primary care. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Mar;39(3):147-53. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20100223-05. No abstract available.

Posters and Presentations

Parks EP, Kumanyika SK, Moore RH, Stettler N. Children of parents who are stressed eat more fast food [poster presentation]. Obesity 17. The Obesity Society 27th Annual Scientific Meeting; 2009 Oct; Washington, DC.

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