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Attending Physician, Center for Better Health & Nutrition, HealthWorks!

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me

Clinical Interests

Clinical; pediatric weight management

Research Interests

Obesity; nutrition; physical activity

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Obesity Prevention, Center for Better Health and Nutrition

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

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.

Halo or horn? A qualitative study of mothers' experiences with feeding children during the first year following bariatric surgery. Zeller, MH; Robson, SM; Reiter-Purtill, J; Kidwell, KM; Kharofa, RY; McCullough, MB; Crosby, LE; Howarth, T; Comstock, SE; Ley, SL; et al. Appetite. 2019; 142.

Factor structure of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2 among a low-income and racial minority population. Khalsa, AS; Stough, CO; Garr, K; Copeland, KA; Kharofa, RY; Woo, JG. Appetite. 2019; 142.

What to Do about Childhood Obesity?. Kharofa, R; Siegel, R; Stackpole, K. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16.

The Relationship Between Feeding Styles and BMI Z-score in Infants (P11-014-19). Khalsa, A; Copeland, K; Kharofa, R; Geraghty, S; DeWitt, T; Woo, J. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2019; 3.

Parental intuitive eating behaviors and their association with infant feeding styles among low-income families. Khalsa, AS; Woo, JG; Kharofa, RY; Geraghty, SR; DeWitt, TG; Copeland, KA. Eating Behaviors. 2019; 32:78-84.

Community Healthcare and Technology to Enhance Communication in Pediatric Obesity Care. Siegel, RM; Haemer, M; Kharofa, RY; Christison, AL; Hampl, SE; Tinajero-Deck, L; Lockhart, MK; Reich, S; Pont, SJ; Stratbucker, W; et al. Childhood Obesity. 2018; 14:453-460.

Attainment of '5-2-1-0' obesity recommendations in preschool-aged children. Khalsa, AS; Kharofa, R; Ollberding, NJ; Bishop, L; Copeland, KA. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2017; 8:79-87.

Severe Obesity Decreasing in Children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kharofa, RY; Klein, JA; Khoury, P; Siegel, RM. Clinical Pediatrics. 2017; 56:752-758.