Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
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

Alexa J Waatach, Chanelle T Bishop-Gilyard, Helen Ku, Olunfunke Afolabi-Brown, Elizabeth Prout Parks, Melissa S Xanthopoulos: A social media intervention for the families of young Black men with obstructive sleep apnoea. Health Education Journal 81(5): 1-4, May 2022.

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.

Parks EP, Panganiban J: Weight-loss Effects of Topiramate in Youth With Obesity. Poster Presentation, Obesity Week, Las Vegas, NV November 2019.

Hoeltzel GD, Tewksbury C, Goldshore MA, Parks EP, Dumon KR, Swendiman RA: Current Trends and Outcomes of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: an MBSAQIP Analysis. Poster Presentation, AAP National Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, LA October 2019.

Parks EP, Shaikhkhalil A, Mascarenhas M, Goh V: Nutrition Requirements of Growth. Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 11th Edition. Marriott B, Birt D, Yates A, Stallings V (eds.). Washington DC: International Life Sciences Institute, 2019.

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