Dr. Rhee is a Professor and Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Child and Community Health, and Medical Director of the Medical Behavioral Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and the UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research. She has special interest in childhood eating and weight related disorders and has multidisciplinary training in childhood obesity treatment, behavior modification, parenting skills training, motivational interviewing, epidemiology, and social psychology. She conducts research on the intersection of biology, cognition, and behavior and how this affects child development and health. Her work focuses on identifying novel targets for obesity prevention and treatment including, parenting styles, parent feeding behaviors, child eating behaviors, executive functioning, and the microbiome. Over the past several years, her work has expanded to include social determinants of health targets and food insecurity.


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