“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.” ~Elisabeth Kubler Ross

As a public health professional, researcher, and writer I am working to deepen the conversation on childhood obesity and child sexual abuse. My mission is to help families and clinicians care for children with obesity and children who have been sexually abused. Here you will find the latest research translated into informative, compassionate articles to help families and clinicians better understand the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and sexual abuse. 

I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to receive an excellent education and training at Columbia University, BA in Liberal Arts, Albany Medical College, an MS in Bioethics, and the State University of Albany, New York.  MPH in Community Health. 

A blog devoted specifically to parents of children with obesity and/or who have been been sexually abused. 

Find out more about my background and experience.