Photo of Jeannie Huang, M.D., M.P.H.


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5030
San Diego, CA 92123


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

John Hopkins University School of Medicine


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

Clinical Informatics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology




Dr. Jeannie Huang is the medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is also the director of clinical medical education at Rady Children's and the assistant dean of continuing medical education at UC San Diego. She is active in many aspects of medicine, including medical education, clinical medicine and clinical research.

In her role at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Dr. Huang collaborates with both local and national institutions to provide and standardize best practices and quality care for this special group of patients. In collaboration with the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, she helped create the Doc4me app (, which lists physicians who can provide adult IBD care and provides links to needed resources for adolescents and young adults who need to transfer care to an adult center when they are ready.

Dr. Huang also diligently serves as the lead of the Transition Task Force at Rady Children's to ensure that all youth with chronic diseases are provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to have a successful transition to adult-centered care and to become strong health advocates for themselves.

Dr. Huang received her medical training at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before completing her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. She earned a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She joined UC San Diego and Rady Children's in 2002. Her clinical practice includes treating all gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatic and nutritional disorders affecting children.

Dr. Huang's research focuses on how the health of individuals, communities and populations can be improved through the creative use of wireless and networked technologies and ubiquitous computing. Her research focuses in particular on youth suffering from chronic diseases. She developed a SMS and web-based intervention designed to increase health-related self-efficacy and healthcare engagement among adolescents with chronic disease. This intervention was tested in a randomized, controlled trial, which demonstrated significant improvements in healthcare communications, disease self-management and health-related self-efficacy in intervention recipients. She is also a strong advocate for healthy nutrition in children and has been involved in several technology-based interventions in pediatric obesity, which target both obese youth with a prior history of cancer and otherwise healthy obese youth and adolescents. Dr. Huang also currently leads a NIH-funded project evaluating computer vision and wearable sensor technology for assessing pain in children. She is also a co-investigator on two NSF-funded projects enabling the use of health sensor and multisource data to monitor and improve health. Dr. Huang currently receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Cancer Society for her work.


Uvular necrosis: A rare postprocedural complication.
Judy WC, Huang JS

Preparing Future Pediatric Care Providers with a Clinical Informatics Elective.
Rungvivatjarus T, Bialostozky M, Chong AZ, Huang JS, Kuelbs CL

Child Protection System Interactions for Children With Positive Urine Screens for Illicit Drugs.
Rebbe R, Malicki D, Siddiqi N, Huang JS, Putnam-Hornstein E, Laub N

The Associate Editors' Corner: A quality improvement primer-The why and what, the how, and reasons to publish.
Huang JS

Hispanic parental perceptions about telemedicine: Potential targets for interventions to improve access to care.
Chuang EG, Cruz R, Agarwal R, Huang JS

Pediatric endoscopy: how can we improve patient outcomes and ensure best practices?
Mahoney LB, Huang JS, Lightdale JR, Walsh CM

A Longitudinal Study of Health Care Utilization Among Infants Investigated for Maltreatment.
Vega S, Huang JS, Kuelbs CL, Rebbe R, Putnam-Hornstein E

Counts and child protection reports of diagnosed child maltreatment before and after the COVID-19 pandemic onset.
Rebbe R, Reddy J, Huang JS, Kuelbs CL, Putnam-Hornstein E

The Impact of COVID-19 on Infant Maltreatment Emergency Department and Inpatient Medical Encounters.
Rebbe R, Reddy J, Kuelbs CL, Huang JS, Putnam-Hornstein E

Response to Stillwell and Merritt.
Rebbe R, Reddy J, Kuelbs CL, Huang JS, Putnam-Hornstein E

Harnessing Electronic Medical Record Tools to Provide Proceduralist Feedback on Pediatric Endoscopy Quality Metrics.
Huang JS, Smith N, Hamilton J, Young J, Choi L

Improving Hepatitis B Screening at Family Health Centers Using Quality Improvement and Electronic Medical Record Tools.
Huang JS, Cruz R, Schwarz KB, Tran T

Ingestion of Illicit Substances by Young Children Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Raffa BJ, Schilling S, Henry MK, Ritter V, Bennett CE, Huang JS, Laub N

Electronic Medical Records: Use as Tools for Improving Quality in Pediatric Endoscopy.
Huang JS, Walsh CM

Glomuvenous Malformation.
Huang JS, Wang D

Caregiver Insights and Improvement Strategies for Youth with Autism Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Kim T, Martinez K, Cruz BL, Huang JS, Stadnick NA

Evaluating Transition Readiness: Is Self-Report Valid as the Gold Standard?
Huang JS, Cruz R, Kruth R, Parker J

Patient Portal Usage: An Objective Target for Transition Interventions Among Youth with IBD?
Huang JS, Definis M, Cruz R, Parker J

Hold that pose: capturing cervical dystonia's head deviation severity from video.
Zhang Z, Cisneros E, Lee HY, Vu JP, Chen Q, Benadof CN, Whitehill J, Rouzbehani R, Sy DT, Huang JS, Sejnowski TJ, Jankovic J, Factor S, Goetz CG, Barbano RL, Perlmutter JS, Jinnah HA, Berman BD, Richardson SP, Stebbins GT, Comella CL, Peterson DA

Telemedicine Workflow Modeling in Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Miller SD, Huang JS, Gurses AP

The 21st Century CURES Act in Pediatric Gastroenterology: Problems, Solutions, and Preliminary Guidance.
Lee JA, Miller SD, Mezoff EA, Screws J, Sauer C, Huang JS

Sharing Notes With Adolescents and Young Adults Admitted to an Inpatient Psychiatry Unit.
Dohil I, Cruz R, Sweet H, Huang JS

Telemedicine Expansion in Pediatric Gastroenterology in Response to COVID-19: Early Results of an International Physician Survey.
Miller SD, Lee JA, Murphy Z, Screws J, Berg EA, Picoraro JA, Gurses AP, Huang JS

Medical Scribes: A First Step.
Huang JS

A Systemwide Electronic Health Record Checklist to Improve Comorbidity Screening of Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Huang JS, Cruz R, Yueh R, Parker J

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