Meg H. Zeller, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is a licensed pediatric psychologist as well as a clinical researcher in the area of pediatric obesity. Dr. Zeller was the 2012 recipient of the Logan Wright Distinguished Research Award “for excellence in contributing to the scientific base of pediatric psychology” by The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54) of the American Psychological Association, as well as achieved designation as a fellow of The Obesity Society in 2013.
Dr. Zeller has a solid track record of both internal Cincinnati Children’s awards and continuous NIH funding since 2001 (K23, R03, R01, U01-UM1). She has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in the area of pediatric obesity and has emerged as a key academic leader in the area of adolescent bariatric surgery. She has also made significant contributions to the growth in the pediatric obesity HRQOL literature, including the development of three psychometrically sound condition-specific instruments: Impact of Weight of Quality of Life: Kids (IWQOL-Kids), Sizing Me Up, and Sizing Them Up (parent-proxy), all of which are actively being used by clinical programs and within NIH and industry-sponsored outcome studies.