Senbagam Virudachalam, MD, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
Division of General Pediatrics, 10th floor, #10323
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-590-6753
Fax: 267-426-0380
BA (Molecular and Cell Biology Major, English Minor)
University of California, Berkeley, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
Pennsylvania State University, 2007.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Selected Publications

Senbagam Virudachalam, Rachel S. Gruver, Marsha Gerdes, Thomas J. Power, Sheela N. Magge, Justine Shults, Jennifer A. Faerber, Gurpreet K. Kalra, Chanelle T. Bishop-Gilyard, Andrew W. Suh, Robert I. Berkowitz, Alexander G. Fiks: Mothers' and clinicians' priorities for obesity prevention among black, high-risk infants. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Elsevier, 51(1): 46-53, July 2016 Notes: Epub March 2016.

Senbagam Virudachalam, Paul J. Chung, Jennifer A. Faerber, Timothy M. Pian, Karen D. Thomas, Chris Feudtner: Quantifying parental preferences for interventions designed to improve home food preparation and home food environments during early childhood. Appetite. Elsevier, 98(1): 115-124, March 2016 Notes: Epub 2015 November 17.

Senbagam Virudachalam, Judith A. Long, Michael O. Harhay, Daniel E. Polsky, Chris Feudtner: Prevalence and patterns of cooking dinner at home in the USA: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008. Public Health Nutrition 17(5): 1022-30, May 2014 Notes: Epub October 2013.

Senbagam Virudachalam, Charmaine S. Wright, Timothy M. Pian, Jennifer A. Faerber, Chris Feudtner: Cooking with Friends: A Peer Mentored Intervention to Improve Home Food Preparation Practices among Early Head Start Families. Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

Deepak Palakshappa, Senbagam Virudachalam, Nicolas Oreskovic, Elizabeth M. Goodman: Adolescent physical education class participation as a predictor for adult physical activity. Childhood Obesity 11(5): 616-623, October 2015 Notes: Epub September 2015.

Rachel S. Gruver, Chanelle T. Bishop-Gilyard, A. Lieberman, Marsha Gerdes, Senbagam Virudachalam, Andrew W. Suh, Gurpreet K. Kalra, Sheela N. Magge, Justine Shults, Mark S. Schreiner, Thomas J. Power, Robert I. Berkowitz, Alexander G. Fiks: A Social Media Peer Group Intervention for Mothers to Prevent Obesity and Promote Healthy Growth from Infancy: Development and Pilot Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Research Protocols 5(3): e159, August 2016.

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