Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)
Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3550 Market St. Rm 2041
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (267) 426-9721
Fax: 267-426-3960
AB (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Dartmouth College, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1999.
MSCE (Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology)
The University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Obesity Epidemiology, Health Disparities in Obesity, Childhood Obesity prevention and treatment, Community Based Research.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Nutrition, ChildObesity treatment, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery (medical management)

Selected Publications

Rothman J, Shirley MK, Parks EP, Wu GD, Kelly A, Ford E, Zemel BS.: African American mothers' perceptions of infant body size are prospectively associated with infant growth and BMI. Am J Hum Biol. Am J Hum Biol 35(7), Mar 2023.

Rouhi AD, Ghanem YK, Hoeltzel GD, Yi WS, Collins JL, Prout EP, Williams NN, Dumon KR.: Quality and Readability of Online Patient Information on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg 33(1): 397-399, January 2023.

Watach AJ, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Ku H, Afolabi-Brown O, Parks EP, Xanthopoulos MS: A social media intervention for the families of young Black men with obstructive sleep apnoea Health Educ J 81(5): 540-553, August 2022.

Braddock AS, Phad A, Tabak R, Kumanyika S, Johnston S, Koopman R, Prout-Parks E, McQueen A: Assessing Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Children: A Scoping Review of Available Measures for Child Health Disparities Research. Health Equity. Health Equity 5(1), October 2021.

Hoeltzel D, Gerard, Swendiman, Robert A, Tewksbury, Colleen M, Parks, P Elizabeth, Williams, N Noel, Dumon R Kristoffel.: How Safe is Adolescent Bariatric Surgery? An Analysis of Short-Term Outcomes. J Pediatric Surgery 57(8): 1654-1659, September 2021.

Batsis JA, Apolzan, JW, Bagley PJ, Blunt, HB, Gil S, Golden A, Gundarmraj S, Heymsfield S, Kahan, S, Kopatsis K, Port A, Parks Prout EP, Rubino, Domenica, Saunders K, Shean R, Tabaza L, Stanley A, Tchang B, Gundumaraj S, Kildambi, S.: A Systematic Review of Dietary Supplements and Alternative Therapies for Weight Loss. Obesity 29(7): 1102-1113, July 2021.

Elizabeth Prout Parks MD, MSCE1,2, Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH2,3, ReneƩ H. Moore, PhD4,5, Lisa Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN6, Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd2,7,8, Isaac Lee6, Andrew Pool, PhD, M.Sc.9, Suraj Patel, BS1, Yasmeen Bruton, M.S.1, David B. Sarwer, PhD10, Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP11,12,: The Moderating Role of Coping Styles in the Relationship of Parent Stress Types and Child Obesity. Obesity November 2020.

Watach AJ, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Ku H, Afolabi-Brown O, MBBS4, Prout EP, Xanthopoulos M: A Peer-Based Social Media Intervention to Promote Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Adolescents with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Poster Presentation, SLEEP 2020 Conference, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA June 2020.

Parks EP, Finnerty DD, Panganiban J, Frasso R, Bishop-Gilyard C, Tewksbury CM, Williams NN, Dumon KR, Cordero G, Hill DL, Sarwer DB: Perspectives of Adolescents with Severe Obesity on Social Media in Preparation for Weight-loss Surgery: A Qualitative Study. BMC Pediatrics 20(1): 96, March 2020.

Parks EP, Robbins J, Markowitz G, Kreher G, Henry L, Mascarenhas M: Characterization of Medication for Weight-Loss Use in a Pediatric Medical Weight Management Program. Poster Presentation, Obesity Week, Las Vegas, NV November 2019.

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Last updated: 09/13/2023
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