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Kyung E. Rhee

Kyung Rhee

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Clinical and Teaching Interests

Kyung Rhee’s research focuses on childhood obesity management. Her interests include understanding the factors that contribute to childhood obesity at the individual and family level, the behavioral treatment of childhood obesity, and exploring other modalities that can enhance the effectiveness of this treatment. She is also interested in improving provider management of obesity in the outpatient setting.


1989 - 1993

Stanford University, Stanford, CA. B.A., Human Biology

1993 - 1994

Stanford University, Stanford, CA. M.A., Sociology

1995 - 1999

Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA. M.D.

1999 - 2002

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA. Pediatric Residency

2002 – 2003

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA. Chief Residency

2003 - 2006

Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA. M.S. in Epidemiology

Honors and Awards


Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Medical Student Teaching Award


Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI: Resident Teaching Award

Most Recent Publications

Rhee KE, Appugliese D, Prisco A, Kaciroti N, Corwyn R, Bradley R, Lumeng J. Controlling maternal feeding practices associated with decreased dieting behavior in 6th grade children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2010; 110(4):619-623.
Rhee KE, Wolf, H. Fever of Unknown Origin. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies Supplement. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2010 Apr; 5(S2):17-18. Published online, 2010 Apr 8; DOI: 10.1002/jhm.728.
Rhee KE, Coleman SM, Appugliese DP, Kaciroti NA, Corwyn RF, Davidson NS, Bradley RH, Lumeng JC. Maternal feeding practices become more controlling after and not before excessive rates of weight gain. Obesity. 2009 Sep;17(9):1724-9.
Jelalian E, Hart C, Rhee K. Treatment of Pediatric Obesity. Medicine & Health/Rhode Island. 2009; 92(2): 48-49.
Rhee K. Childhood Overweight and the Relationship between Parent Behaviors, Parenting Style, and Family Functioning. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2008; 615: 12-37.
Rhee K, Lumeng J, Appugliese D, Kaciroti N, Bradley R. Parenting Styles and Overweight Status in First Grade. Pediatrics. 2006; 117: 2047-2054.
Rhee K, Silverstein M. Use of Serum Electrolyte Panels in Gastroenteritis: In Reply. Pediatrics. 2005;115 (4):1109-1110.
Rhee K, DeLago C, Arscott-Mills T, Mehta S, Davis R. Factors Associated with Parental Readiness to Make Changes for Overweight Children. Pediatrics. 2005;116 (1): e94-e101.