U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Madhumita Sinha

 Contact Info

Tel: 602-200-5307
Email: madhumita.sinha@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Master of Health ManagementW. P. Carey School of Business/School of Health Management & Policy, ASU2006-2008
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine FellowshipAkron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio1996-1999
  • Pediatric ResidencySt. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY1993-1996
  • Medical College GraduationMaulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India1990
  • Board Certified Pediatric Emergency MedicineAmerican Board of Pediatrics2000
  • Board Certified General PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics1996
  • M.B.B.S.Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India1990

 Related Links

  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology/Population Sciences
  • Health Disparities
  • Pediatrics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

Excessive weight gain in children is increasingly becoming a major health concern in the United States. Being overweight or obese even for very young children can have profound effects on their health as they grow up. There is a very high risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease in children who are obese. We need to conduct effective research into why this problem is growing so fast especially among our minority children and how we can manage this epidemic. Lifestyle interventions like eating a healthy diet and physical activity have been shown to be effective but it is difficult to implement the same among children, so a multi-level approach is needed where in addition to the child, their close family, friends, and community need to be involved. My research is related to pediatric obesity issues, causes, and effective interventions to prevent and manage children with obesity.