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Roohi Kharofa, MD, MPH

  • Attending Physician, Center for Better Health & Nutrition, HealthWorks!
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2012.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.

Fellowship: Pediatric Primary Care Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014; Pediatric Primary Care Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

MPH: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.


Clinical; pediatric weight management

Services and Specialties

Obesity Prevention, Center for Better Health and Nutrition


Obesity; nutrition; physical activity

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Families Chose In-Person Visits over Telehealth for Pediatric Weight Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Siegel, R; Stackpole, K; Kirk, S; Kharofa, R. Childhood Obesity. 2022; 18:572-575.

Associations Between Age of Onset of Pediatric Overweight/Obesity, a Child's Sociodemographic Characteristics, and Characteristics of a Child's Home Census Tract. Bhattacharya, P; Klein, MD; Beck, AF; Xu, Y; Kharofa, RY. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2022.

Pediatric weight management amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a natural telemedicine experiment. Kharofa, RY; Stackpole, K; Anthony, C; Moorhead, R; Siegel, RM. Children's Health Care. 2022; 51:431-442.

Body Mass Index Increased at a Large Midwestern Children's Hospital during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Siegel, R; Khoury, P; Spooner, SA; Stackpole, K; Allen, N; Kirk, S; Kharofa, R. Childhood Obesity. 2022.

The Longitudinal Relation between Infant Feeding Styles and Growth Trajectories among Families from Low-Income Households. Khalsa, AS; Copeland, KA; Kharofa, RY; Geraghty, SR; Dewitt, TG; Woo, JG. Journal of Nutrition. 2022; 152:2015-2022.

Pediatric youth who have obesity have high rates of adult criminal behavior and low rates of homeownership. Powell, AW; Siegel, Z; Kist, C; Mays, WA; Kharofa, R; Siegel, R. SAGE Open Medicine. 2022; 10.

Is Parent Readiness to Change Predictive of Follow-through with Diet and Activity Modifications in Children?. Kharofa, RY; Khalsa, AS; Copeland, KA. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2021; 32:2181-2190.

A Quality Improvement Initiative Addressing Provider Prescription of Weight Management Follow-up in Primary Care. Kharofa, RY; Siegel, RM; Morehous, JF. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6.

Giving "prescriptions " for paediatric weight management follow-up in primary care. Kharofa, RY; Khalsa, AS; Zeller, MH; Modi, AC; Ollberding, NJ; Copeland, KA. Clinical obesity. 2021; 11.

Maternal Body Dissatisfaction and Accuracy of Infant Weight Perception in Families From Low-Income Backgrounds. Khalsa, AS; Copeland, KA; Misik, L; Brown, CL; Kharofa, RY; Ollberding, NJ. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2020; 20:793-800.

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