Elsie M. Taveras, Principal Investigator
Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, is Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Population Health Management at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining MGHfC, Dr. Taveras co-directed the Obesity Prevention Program at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She was also on staff at Children’s Hospital Boston where she founded and directed a multidisciplinary childhood obesity prevention clinic in General Pediatrics. Dr. Taveras’ main focus of research is understanding determinants of obesity and developing interventions across the lifecourse to prevent obesity, especially in underserved populations.
Richard Marshall, HVMA Principal Investigator
Richard Marshall, MD, is a general pediatrician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He has served in a variety of leadership roles at Harvard Vanguard, including as Chief Medical Officer from 2001-2006 and as Director of Research, Teaching, and Education from 2007-2010. As Co-Investigator, he contributes to the design, conduct, and analysis of research and works to align these programs with the needs of HVMA pediatric patients and the needs of HVMA’s quality improvement and learning efforts.
Chrissy Horan, Project Manager
Chrissy Horan, MPH, is a Project Manager in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has experience managing large, clinic based randomized controlled trials focused on the treatment and management of pediatric obesity, including High Five for Kids and STAR. She received her BA in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University and her MPH in Health Communications from Tufts University.
Sarah Price, Health Educator
Sarah Price, MPH, is the Senior Health Educator in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has worked with Dr. Taveras since 2005 leading the health education components of studies including High Five for Kids, Mommy & Me, and STAR. She received a BA in Sociology and Studio Art from Pomona College and an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.