EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Toronto , 1993 , Toronto , Canada

Graduate Degree

MPH
  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2005 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • University of Western Ontario , 1997 , London , Canada

Residency

  • Children's Hospital of Western Ontario , 2001 , London , Canada

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Harvard Medical School Program , 2005 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

Nutrition in early childhood provides an important foundation for lifelong health.   I am passionate about improving the nutrition and health of children in multiple ways: by treating patients in my clinic, by researching ways to improve childhood nutrition, and by teaching doctors in training to recognize and treat nutrition-related conditions.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Huh is a Board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist with clinical and research interests in the effects of early childhood nutrition on lifelong health.  She directs the Growth and Nutrition Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary clinic that evaluates and treats children with slow weight gain or feeding difficulties. She is also Associate Director for the Center for Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.   Dr. Huh has research expertise in nutritional epidemiology and has led multiple research studies aimed at better understanding how pre and postnatal nutrition are related to growth and body composition during infancy and early childhood.  Her current clinical research focuses on the risk factors and management of feeding difficulties and poor weight gain.  She has taught gastroenterology, nutrition, clinical epidemiology, and critical interpretation of medical literature to medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Delivery by caesarean section and offspring adiposity and cardio-metabolic health at ages 6.5, 11.5 and 16?years: results from the PROBIT cohort in Belarus. Pediatr Obes. 2021 Sep; 16(9):e12783. View abstract
  2. Maternal Place of Birth, Socioeconomic Characteristics, and Child Health in US-Born Latinx Children in Boston. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):225-233. View abstract
  3. Macronutrient Analysis of Modified-Fat Breast Milk Produced by 3 Methods of Fat Removal. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020 07; 44(5):895-902. View abstract
  4. Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 01; 68(1):124-129. View abstract
  5. Impact of a Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP®) on growth in infants with CHD. Cardiol Young. 2018 Oct; 28(10):1093-1098. View abstract
  6. Reducing time to initiation and advancement of enteral feeding in an all-referral neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2018 07; 38(7):936-943. View abstract
  7. Case 31-2017: A 19-Month-Old Girl with Failure to Thrive. N Engl J Med. 2018 02 15; 378(7):685-6. View abstract
  8. Risk Factors for Fractures in Children Hospitalized in Intensive and Intermediate Care Units. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 7(7):395-402. View abstract
  9. Unpasteurized Shared Human Milk Use in Pediatric Inpatients: Health and Ethical Implications. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jun; 7(6):352-356. View abstract
  10. Clinical Trial of the Protein Farnesylation Inhibitors Lonafarnib, Pravastatin, and Zoledronic Acid in Children With Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Circulation. 2016 Jul 12; 134(2):114-25. View abstract
  11. Fractures Among Inpatients in a Pediatric Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 6(3):143-50. View abstract
  12. Psychological and Psychosocial Impairment in Preschoolers With Selective Eating: Concerns Regarding Methods and Data Interpretation. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1). View abstract
  13. Cohort profile: project viva. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 44(1):37-48. View abstract
  14. Vitamin D status and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 May; 24(5):399-403.e1. View abstract
  15. Clinical trial of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor in children with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 09; 109(41):16666-71. View abstract
  16. Fractures in hospitalized children. Metabolism. 2013 Mar; 62(3):315-25. View abstract
  17. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D during pregnancy and small-for-gestational age in black and white infants. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Aug; 22(8):581-6. View abstract
  18. Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Sep; 207(3):182.e1-8. View abstract
  19. Delivery by caesarean section and risk of obesity in preschool age children: a prospective cohort study. Arch Dis Child. 2012 Jul; 97(7):610-6. View abstract
  20. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is a skeletal dysplasia. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jul; 26(7):1670-9. View abstract
  21. Timing of solid food introduction and risk of obesity in preschool-aged children. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e544-51. View abstract
  22. Prospective association between milk intake and adiposity in preschool-aged children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Apr; 110(4):563-70. View abstract
  23. Prevalence of transient hyperphosphatasemia among healthy infants and toddlers. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):703-9. View abstract
  24. Association between umbilical cord glucocorticoids and blood pressure at age 3 years. BMC Med. 2008 Aug 28; 6:25. View abstract
  25. Vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents: epidemiology, impact and treatment. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2008 Jun; 9(2):161-70. View abstract
  26. Maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy and offspring adiposity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Sep; 14(9):1647-53. View abstract
  27. Associations of maternal prenatal smoking with child adiposity and blood pressure. Obes Res. 2005 Nov; 13(11):2021-8. View abstract
  28. Maternal protein intake is not associated with infant blood pressure. Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Apr; 34(2):378-84. View abstract
  29. Intimal thickening develops without humoral immunity in a mouse aortic allograft model of chronic vascular rejection. Circulation. 1996 Dec 15; 94(12):3079-82. View abstract