Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Katherine K Christoffel, MD

Katherine K Christoffel, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics (Smith Child Health Research)

Focus of Work


My current research interests lie in 1) understanding the relationship between community factors and clinical ones, particularly related to childhood obesity; 2) early origins of childhood obesity; 3) means to intervene to reduce obesity and its co-morbidities in young children; 4) the effects of community based interventions on obesity prevalence and health behaviors.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Tufts University School of Medicine (1973)
  • Internship: Children's Hospital, Columbus, Pediatrics (1973)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1975)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Ambulatory Pediatrics (1976)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics



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