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.
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.
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
An open trial targeting emotional eating among adolescents with overweight or obesity.
Boutelle KN, Braden A, Knatz-Peck S, Anderson LK, Rhee KE
Provider views on childhood obesity management in primary care settings: a mixed methods analysis.
Rhee KE, Kessl S, Lindback S, Littman M, El-Kareh RE
Changing Physician Approaches to Marijuana Use in a New Era of Legalization.
Reiss J, Rhee KE, Kumar M
Food parenting practices for 5 to 12Â year old children: a concept map analysis of parenting and nutrition experts input.
O'Connor TM, MÃ¢sse LC, Tu AW, Watts AW, Hughes SO, Beauchamp MR, Baranowski T, Pham T, Berge JM, Fiese B, Golley R, Hingle M, Kremers SPJ, Rhee KE, Skouteris H, Vaughn A
Effect of Attendance of the Child on Body Weight, Energy Intake, and Physical Activity in Childhood Obesity Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Boutelle KN, Rhee KE, Liang J, Braden A, Douglas J, Strong D, Rock CL, Wilfley DE, Epstein LH, Crow SJ
Outcomes of an inpatient refeeding protocol in youth with anorexia nervosa: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego/University of California, San Diego.
Maginot TR, Kumar MM, Shiels J, Kaye W, Rhee KE
Latino mothers' beliefs about child weight and family health.
Martinez SM, Rhee KE, Blanco E, Boutelle K
Increasing Universal Lipid Screening Among 9- to 11-Year-Old Children Through a Quality Improvement Initiative.
Kern L, Crow J, Williams CB, Boies E, Gahagan S, Rhee KE
Missed Opportunity: Why Parents Refuse Influenza Vaccination for Their Hospitalized Children.
Cameron MA, Bigos D, Festa C, Topol H, Rhee KE
Who's My Doctor? Using an Electronic Tool to Improve Team Member Identification on an Inpatient Pediatrics Team.
Singh A, Rhee KE, Brennan JJ, Kuelbs C, El-Kareh R, Fisher ES
Parental control and overconsumption of snack foods in overweight and obese children.
Liang J, Matheson BE, Rhee KE, Peterson CB, Rydell S, Boutelle KN
Warm Parenting Associated with Decreasing or Stable Child BMI during Treatment.
Rhee KE, Jelalian E, Boutelle K, Dickstein S, Seifer R, Wing R
Design of the FRESH study: A randomized controlled trial of a parent-only and parent-child family-based treatment for childhood obesity.
Boutelle KN, Braden A, Douglas JM, Rhee KE, Strong D, Rock CL, Wilfley DE, Epstein L, Crow S
The relationship between parent feeding styles and general parenting with loss of control eating in treatment-seeking overweight and obese children.
Matheson BE, Camacho C, Peterson CB, Rhee KE, Rydell SA, Zucker NL, Boutelle KN
Reading at Bedtime Associated With Longer Nighttime Sleep in Latino Preschoolers.
Brown SJ, Rhee KE, Gahagan S
Development of the General Parenting Observational Scale to assess parenting during family meals.
Rhee KE, Dickstein S, Jelalian E, Boutelle K, Seifer R, Wing R
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