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Jeannie S. Huang, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Residence

Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH joined UCSD and Rady Children’s San Diego in 2002. Her clinical practice includes the treatment of all gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatic and nutrition disorders affecting children. Dr. Huang completed her medical degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, and her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Additionally, Dr. Huang received public health training from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.


Dr. Huang’s current research interests focus upon how to improve outcomes in pediatric chronic disease – including obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis. In particular, she is involved in projects addressing chronic disease self-management by adolescents and young adults and in programs improving weight management among obese children and their families. Her projects incorporate available mobile and internet technologies to improve patient-healthcare interactions and communications. As a research member of the Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems, Dr. Jeannie Huang works with other investigators to determine how the health of individuals, families, social networks, and populations can be improved through creative use of networked technologies and ubiquitous computing (

Dr. Huang is also director of the HOPE (Health & Obesity: Prevention & Education) project which is an online curriculum for medical and dental clinicians and clinicians in training on the important topic of pediatric obesity.

Huang on PubMed