Jeannie Huang, M.D.


, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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 a senior staff member of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Division 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.

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.


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

Influence of specific individual and environmental variables on the relationship between body mass index and health-related quality of life in overweight and obese adolescents.
Kolodziejczyk JK, Gutzmer K, Wright SM, Arredondo EM, Hill L, Patrick K, Huang JS, Gottschalk M, Norman GJ

Preparing adolescents with chronic disease for transition to adult care: a technology program.
Huang JS, Terrones L, Tompane T, Dillon L, Pian M, Gottschalk M, Norman GJ, Bartholomew LK

Fit4Life: a weight loss intervention for children who have survived childhood leukemia.
Huang JS, Dillon L, Terrones L, Schubert L, Roberts W, Finklestein J, Swartz MC, Norman GJ, Patrick K

Holding the Record for Retention of an Endoscopy Capsule.
Herrera L, Awai HI, Chuang NA, Huang JS

Bone mineral density effects of randomized regimen and nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor selection from ACTG A5142.
Huang JS, Hughes MD, Riddler SA, Haubrich RH, Aids Clinical Trials Group A5142 Study Team.

Appropriateness of radiology procedures performed in children with gastrointestinal symptoms and conditions.
Tompane T, Leong CW, Bush R, Chuang NA, Dansky T, Huang JS

A pilot study of S-adenosylmethionine in treatment of functional abdominal pain in children.
Choi LJ, Huang JS

Quality improvement in childhood obesity management through the maintenance of certification process.
Huang JS, Chun S, Sandhu A, Terrones L

Childhood obesity for pediatric gastroenterologists.
Huang JS, Barlow SE, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Scheimann A, Skelton J, Suskind D, Tsai P, Uko V, Warolin JP, Xanthakos SA, NASPGHAN Obesity Task Force.

Diagnostic imaging studies performed in children over a nine-year period.
Tompane T, Bush R, Dansky T, Huang JS

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