3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
Eating Disorders, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Temple University School of Medicine
St Christophers Hospital for Children GME
Boston University School of Medicine GME
Dr. Kyung (Kay) Rhee is the medical director of the Medical Behavioral Unit, which treats children and teens with eating disorders. She is also the research director of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and a professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Rhee earned her bachelor's degree in human biology and master's in sociology at Stanford University before earning her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency and chief residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, she went on to complete an academic general pediatrics fellowship at Boston Medical Center, with a focus on childhood obesity. While there, she earned her MSc in epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Rhee is trained in family-based behavioral treatment of childhood obesity and motivational interviewing. Her research focuses on developing new and effective forms of treatment for childhood obesity. She also has several projects in the community that focus on increasing access to obesity treatment and prevention efforts, spanning infancy to adolescence.
Along with having several peer-reviewed articles on the role of parenting in childhood obesity and parent feeding behaviors, she lectures on this topic as well.
The Parent's Perspective: A Focus Group Study on Spanish Interpreter Services for Hospitalized Children.
Tam I, Gist L, Patel A, Fisher E, Rhee KE
Design of the GOT Doc study: A randomized controlled trial comparing a Guided Self-Help obesity treatment program for childhood obesity in the primary care setting to traditional family-based behavioral weight loss.
Rhee KE, Herrera L, Strong D, DeBenedetto AM, Shi Y, Boutelle KN
Psychometric properties of the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) in school age children with overweight and obesity: A proposed three-factor structure.
Manzano MA, Strong DR, Kang Sim DE, Rhee KE, Boutelle KN
Exploring the relationship between appetitive behaviours, executive function, and weight status among preschool children.
Rhee KE, Manzano M, Goffin S, Strong D, Boutelle KN
Comparative Costs of a Parent-Only and Parent and Child Treatment for Children with Overweight or Obesity.
Boutelle KN, Strong D, Liang J, Rhee KE, Rock CL, Wilfley D, Epstein L, Crow SJ
Examining Equitable Online Federal Food Assistance during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): A Case Study in 2 Regions.
Hingle MD, Shanks CB, Parks C, Prickitt J, Rhee KE, Wright J, Hiller-Venegas S, Yaroch AL
Family-based treatment program contributors to child weight loss.
Boutelle KN, Kang Sim DE, Rhee KE, Manzano M, Strong DR
Vancomycin Dosing in Children With Overweight or Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Khare M, Azim A, Kneese G, Haag M, Weinstein K, Rhee KE, Foster BA
Global chemical effects of the microbiome include new bile-acid conjugations.
Quinn RA, Melnik AV, Vrbanac A, Fu T, Patras KA, Christy MP, Bodai Z, Belda-Ferre P, Tripathi A, Chung LK, Downes M, Welch RD, Quinn M, Humphrey G, Panitchpakdi M, Weldon KC, Aksenov A, da Silva R, Avila-Pacheco J, Clish C, Bae S, Mallick H, Franzosa EA, Lloyd-Price J, Bussell R, Thron T, Nelson AT, Wang M, Leszczynski E, Vargas F, Gauglitz JM, Meehan MJ, Gentry E, Arthur TD, Komor AC, Poulsen O, Boland BS, Chang JT, Sandborn WJ, Lim M, Garg N, Lumeng JC, Xavier RJ, Kazmierczak BI, Jain R, Egan M, Rhee KE, Ferguson D, Raffatellu M, Vlamakis H, Haddad GG, Siegel D, Huttenhower C, Mazmanian SK, Evans RM, Nizet V, Knight R, Dorrestein PC
Defining and identifying predictors of rapid response to pediatric obesity treatment.
Eichen DM, Mestre ZL, Strong DR, Rhee KE, Boutelle KN
Evaluation of dyadic changes of parent-child weight loss patterns during a family-based behavioral treatment for obesity.
Kang Sim DE, Strong DR, Manzano MA, Rhee KE, Boutelle KN
Parental Knowledge and Attitudes About Universal Lipid Screening Among Children Aged 9 to 11 Years.
Kern L, Eichberger L, Wang H, Lin T, Rhee KE
Reducing Unnecessary Testing in Uncomplicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: A Quality Improvement Approach.
Lee B, Hershey D, Patel A, Pierce H, Rhee KE, Fisher E
Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Weight-Loss Outcomes in Pediatric Family-Based Obesity Treatment.
Eichen DM, Rhee KE, Strong DR, Boutelle KN
Medication Reconciliation Improvement Utilizing Process Redesign and Clinical Decision Support.
Rungvivatjarus T, Kuelbs CL, Miller L, Perham J, Sanderson K, Billman G, Rhee KE, Fisher ES
Role of appetitive phenotype trajectory groups on child body weight during a family-based treatment for children with overweight or obesity.
Boutelle KN, Kang Sim DE, Manzano M, Rhee KE, Crow SJ, Strong DR
Spanish Interpreter Services for the Hospitalized Pediatric Patient: Provider and Interpreter Perceptions.
Tam I, Huang MZ, Patel A, Rhee KE, Fisher E
Evaluating the Acceptability and Feasibility of Providing Egg or Cereal Breakfast during a Family-Based Treatment for Children with Overweight/Obesity: The Families and Breakfast Pilot Trial.
Boutelle KN, Manzano MA, Strong DR, Rhee KE
Evaluating psychometric properties of the Emotional Eating Scale Adapted for Children and Adolescents (EES-C) in a clinical sample of children seeking treatment for obesity: a case for the unidimensional model.
Kang Sim DE, Strong DR, Manzano M, Eichen DM, Rhee KE, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Boutelle KN
The association between antibiotics in the first year of life and child growth trajectory.
Dawson-Hahn EE, Rhee KE
Barriers to Minimizing Respiratory Viral Testing in Bronchiolitis: Physician Perceptions on Testing Practices.
Huang MZ, Rhee KE, Gist L, Fisher ES
Change in eating disorder symptoms following pediatric obesity treatment.
Eichen DM, Strong DR, Rhee KE, Rock CL, Crow SJ, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE, Boutelle KN
Cluster randomized control trial promoting child self-regulation around energy-dense food.
Rhee KE, Kessl S, Manzano MA, Strong DR, Boutelle KN
A Brief Provider Training Video Improves Comfort With Recommending the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.
Kumar MM, Boies EG, Sawyer MH, Kennedy M, Williams C, Rhee KE
Imperative Instruction for Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhalers: Provider Perspectives.
Schmitz DC, Ivancie RA, Rhee KE, Pierce HC, Cantu AO, Fisher ES
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