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Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD, MSCE

Attending Physician

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



Boelig MM, Collins JL, Mehta S, Parks EP, Williams NN, Aggarwal R: Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Obesity: A Systematic Review of 1,322 Patients The Obesity Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GA November 2013.

Parks EP, Hill DL, Wrotniak BH, Kumanyika S, Cucchiara AJ, Stettler N : Racial Differences in Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in Obese and Severely Obese Adolescents The Obesity Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GA November 2013.

Shank LM, Zemel BS,4, Stettler N, Parks EP, Tipton AE, Lowe MR: Reliability and Validity of the Child Version of the Power of Food Scale. The 2013 International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May, 2013 2013.


Parks EP, Kumanyika SK, Stettler N, Kazak AE, Moore RH, Wrotniak B: The Relationship of Multiple Parent Stressors with Child Obesity and Related Behaviors. Obesity 2012.

Parks EP, Stettler N, Choudury R: Differences in the Decrease in Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Associated with Obesity between Black and White Adolescents. Obesity 2012.


2011, Nutrition Leadership Institute, Dannon Institute USA
2007-present, American Heart Association Early Career Development Award for Minorities
2002, Outstanding Resident Community Service Research Award, Baystate Medical Center




Parks EP, Maqbool A, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Nutritional Requirements. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th edition. Kliegman et al. (eds.). Elsevier, 2013 Notes: In press.

Parks EP, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Wendel D, Stallings VA: Feeding Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th Edition. Kliegman et al. (eds.). Elsevier, 2013 Notes: In press.


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

2013-present, Appetite, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2013-present, Pediatric Obesity, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2012-present, PLOS Medicine, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2011-Present, Pediatrics, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2010-present, Health Psychology, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2009-present, Obesity, Ad Hoc Reviewer

Academic positions

2012-present, Chair-CHOP-PennBariatrics Review Committee
2011-present, Member, Healthy Weight Program Clinical Care and Outreach Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2011-present, Chair, Healthy Weight Program Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Planning Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2008-present, Nutrition Support Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Memberships in professional organizations

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, Zemel B, Moore RH, Berkowitz RI: Change in body composition during a weight loss trial in obese adolescents. Pediatr Obes 2013 (epub ahead of print) Notes: doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00139.x.

Hill DL, Parks EP, Zemel BS, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N: Resting Energy Expenditure and Adiposity Accretion among Children with Down Syndrome: A Three Year Prospective Study. Euro J Clin Nutr 67: 1087-1091, Oct 2013 Notes: doi:10.1038/ejcn.2013.137


Huang SH, Parks EP, Kumanyika SK, Grier SA, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N: Child-feeding practices among Chinese-American and non-Hispanic white caregivers. Appetite 58(3): 922-7, 2012.

Parks EP, Kumanyika S, Moore RH, Stettler S, Wrotniak BH, Kazak A: Influence of Stress in Parents on Child Obesity and Related Behaviors Pediatrics 130(5): e1096-1104, 2012.


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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