, 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

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 (www.doc4me-app.com), 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.


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

Medical Scribes: A First Step.
Huang JS

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

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Entrustable Professional Activities: Development of an Assessment Tool and Curricular Resources.
Robson J, Lusman SS, Lee CK, Merves J, Middleton J, Perez ME, Desai NK, Sayej W, Sivagnanam M, Solomon AB, Colombo JM, Rosen JM, Van Buren KW, Brown JB, Turmelle YP, Cerezo CS, Loomes KM, Huang JS, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Benkov K, Leichtner A, Narkewicz MR, Weinstein T, Sauer CG

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Position Paper on Entrustable Professional Activities: Development of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Entrustable Professional Activities.
Sauer CG, Robson J, Turmelle YP, Cerezo CS, Loomes KM, Huang JS, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Benkov KJ, Narkewicz MR, Leichtner A, Weinstein T

Are You In or Are You Out? Provider Note Sharing in Pediatrics.
Bialostozky M, Huang JS, Kuelbs CL

Can Electronic HEALTH Record Systems Finally Work for us? Exploring the Potential for Electronic HEALTH Records to Generate Accurate Data for Clinical Compensation.
Huang JS, Miller S, Mezoff E, Liu S, Lightdale JR

Harnessing the Electronic Health Record to Distribute Transition Services to Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Huang JS, Yueh R, Wood K, Ma S, Cruz R, Boyd N, Kruth R, Parker J

Youth and Parent Appraisals of Participation in a Study of Spontaneous and Induced Pediatric Clinical Pain.
Hawley K, Huang JS, Goodwin M, Diaz D, de Sa VR, Birnie KA, Chambers CT, Craig KD

Adolescents' and Young Adults' Satisfaction with and Understanding of Medical Notes from a Pediatric Gastroenterology Practice: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study.
Huang JS, Yueh R, Ma S, Cruz R, Bauman L, Choi LJ

Towards Automated Pain Detection in Children using Facial and Electrodermal Activity.
Xu X, Susam BT, Nezamfar H, Diaz D, Craig KD, Goodwin MS, Akcakaya M, Huang JS, Virginia RS

Automated Pain Detection in Facial Videos of Children using Human-Assisted Transfer Learning.
Xu X, Craig KD, Diaz D, Goodwin MS, Akcakaya M, Susam BT, Huang JS, de Sa VR

Automated Pain Assessment using Electrodermal Activity Data and Machine Learning.
Susam BT, Akcakaya M, Nezamfar H, Diaz D, Xu X, de Sa VR, Craig KD, Huang JS, Goodwin MS

Clinician opioid prescribing practices and patient utilization of prescribed opioids in pediatrics.
Huang JS, Kuelbs CL

Advances and Controversies in Diet and Physical Activity Measurement in Youth.
Spruijt-Metz D, Wen CKF, Bell BM, Intille S, Huang JS, Baranowski T

The clinical application of fMRI data in a single-patient diagnostic conundrum: Classifying brain response to experimental pain to distinguish between gastrointestinal, depressive and eating disorder symptoms.
Strigo IA, Murray SB, Simmons AN, Bernard RS, Huang JS, Kaye WH

The nutritional value of food service meals ordered by hospitalized children.
Huang JS, Chun S, Cheung C, Poon L, Terrones L

Using media to improve the informed consent process for youth undergoing pediatric endoscopy and their parents.
Yeh DM, Chun S, Terrones L, Huang JS

Outcomes From Pediatric Gastroenterology Maintenance of Certification Using Web-based Modules.
Sheu J, Chun S, O'Day E, Cheung S, Cruz R, Lightdale JR, Fishman DS, Bousvaros A, Huang JS

Pilot Study of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Responses to Somatic Pain Stimuli in Youth With Functional and Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disease.
Huang JS, Terrones L, Simmons AN, Kaye W, Strigo I

Using social and mobile tools for weight loss in overweight and obese young adults (Project SMART): a 2 year, parallel-group, randomised, controlled trial.
Godino JG, Merchant G, Norman GJ, Donohue MC, Marshall SJ, Fowler JH, Calfas KJ, Huang JS, Rock CL, Griswold WG, Gupta A, Raab F, Fogg BJ, Robinson TN, Patrick K

Automated Assessment of Children's Postoperative Pain Using Computer Vision.
Sikka K, Ahmed AA, Diaz D, Goodwin MS, Craig KD, Bartlett MS, Huang JS

Parental and youth understanding of the informed consent process for pediatric endoscopy.
Jubbal K, Chun S, Chang J, Zhang S, Terrones L, Huang JS

Clinical trial management of participant recruitment, enrollment, engagement, and retention in the SMART study using a Marketing and Information Technology (MARKIT) model.
Gupta A, Calfas KJ, Marshall SJ, Robinson TN, Rock CL, Huang JS, Epstein-Corbin M, Servetas C, Donohue MC, Norman GJ, Raab F, Merchant G, Fowler JH, Griswold WG, Fogg BJ, Patrick K

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