An Explanatory Model of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A Mixed Methods Assessment of Health and Functioning

April 29, 2021 5:15 pm

Feeding disorders impact children’s health and functioning and an in-depth understanding would support the continued development of effective management strategies. The purpose of this study is to (1) characterize medical diagnoses, feeding and psychosocial impairments, activity and social participation limitations, and quality of life for children with feeding disorders; and (2) examine meaningful family outcomes and preferred treatment approaches.

Speakers

  • Meg Simione, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Meg Simione, PhD CCC-SLP, is an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, research scientist, and speech-language pathologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. She specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing. Dr. Simione’s research focuses on infant and child feeding and growth, pediatric feeding disorders, and implementation science.

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  • Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, Lda

    Stephanie Harshman, PhD RD LD, is a research fellow in Neuroendocrinology at Mass General Hospital and a dietitian in The Center for Feeding and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Dr. Harshman’s research focuses on identifying the impact of the gut microbiome and neuroendocrine signaling in pediatric feeding and eating disorders.

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