Published on in Vol 5, No 3 (2016): Jul-Sept

A Social Media Peer Group Intervention for Mothers to Prevent Obesity and Promote Healthy Growth from Infancy: Development and Pilot Trial

A Social Media Peer Group Intervention for Mothers to Prevent Obesity and Promote Healthy Growth from Infancy: Development and Pilot Trial

A Social Media Peer Group Intervention for Mothers to Prevent Obesity and Promote Healthy Growth from Infancy: Development and Pilot Trial

Rachel S Gruver 1, MPH;  Chanelle T Bishop-Gilyard 2, 3, MS, PsyD;  Alexandra Lieberman 1, BA;  Marsha Gerdes 1, 2, PhD;  Senbagam Virudachalam 1, 4, MD, MHSP;  Andrew W Suh 1, BS;  Gurpreet K Kalra 5, MS, CCRP;  Sheela N Magge 6, MD,MSCE;  Justine Shults 7, PhD;  Mark S Schreiner 8, MD;  Thomas J Power 2, 4, 9, PhD;  Robert I Berkowitz 2, 3, 4, MD;  Alexander G Fiks 1, 4, MD,MSCE

1 Division of General Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA, US

2 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA, US

3 Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

4 Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

5 Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA, US

6 Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Center for Translational Science, Children’s National Health System, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, US

7 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

8 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA, US

9 Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Alexander G Fiks, MD,MSCE
  • Division of General Pediatrics
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 3535 Market St., Rm 1546
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • US
  • Phone: 1 267-426-2304
  • Email: fiks@email.chop.edu