With the rising rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., reports suggest that an increasing number of children in the U.S. now have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), a disease which was once believed to occur only in adults. Screening tests are important tools for both disease detection and for disease prevention in the case of T2DM.
Dr. Woolford’s clinical and research interests focus on behavioral interventions in the clinical setting for the treatment of obesity, particularly for severely obese adolescents. Her research explores the delivery of weight management interventions and outcomes from multidisciplinary obesity care.
Research from the National Poll on Children's Health
1 in 10 parents reported their child had ever gotten sick from eating spoiled or contaminated food. One-third of parents say their child has gotten sick from food eaten at their own home. Parents cite restaurants as the most common source of food poisoning, but only 25% check health inspection ratings before dining out.