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Researcher | Research Overview

Kendrin Sonneville is a behavioral scientist and public health prevention researcher whose research interests include the intersection of eating disorders and obesity and the integrated prevention of weight-related disorders. Dr. Sonneville has used large cohort studies of youth to study the predictors and consequences of binge eating. The principal goals of her research are to better characterize eating behaviors and psychosocial sequelae of severe obesity, to understand the significance of body satisfaction and weight misperception among obese youth, and to identify approaches which will facilitate early identification and increase treatment-seeking among youth with disordered eating behaviors. 

Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Sonneville is a registered dietitian, Director of Nutrition Training in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine in Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Co-Director of the PREP multidisciplinary obesity clinic, and Co-Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) based at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Public health. Dr. Sonneville is a past recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and received the 2012 Estherann Grace Teaching Award from the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Researcher | Publications