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Lenna L. Liu, MD, MPH

Lenna L. Liu, MD, MPH

Pediatrics-Primary Care

On staff since December 1995

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"The times I feel Ive made a difference are when Im able to hear a parents true concern. If they say theyre worried about their kids weight, I know that there are often other issues hidden below the surface. When I can hear or intuit whats hidden behind what they are willing to share verbally, thats when I feel like Im beginning to help a family and support them in being healthy."

Lenna L. Liu, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Childrens Hospital. Dr. Liu is active locally and nationally on childhood obesity prevention and management efforts, particularly with an emphasis on health disparities. She is the physician lead for the Seattle Childrens Obesity Program which includes: prevention and management of obesity in primary care settings, community-based nutrition and physical activity promotion programs and clinical services for overweight youth. She also loves seeing her patients and their families at her general pediatrics practice at Odessa Brown Childrens Clinic.

Making A Difference

Recommendations

  • Zorn Seattle, WA 10.12.11

    My children have been going to see Dr. Liu since they were infants (1997/98!). We have been so pleased with the care she has provided them. We appreciate her greatly. Thank you, Dr. Liu, for being a great doctor.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Description

Prevention and management of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes in youth.

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Publications

  • Rodriguez BL, Dabelea D, Liese AD, Fujimoto W, Waitzfelder B, Liu L, Bell R, Talton J, Snively BM, Kershnar A, Urbina E, Daniels S, Imperatore G
    Prevalence and correlates of elevated blood pressure in youth with diabetes mellitus: the SEARCH for diabetes in youth study.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2010 Aug. : 245-251.e1
  • Liu LL, Lawrence JM, Davis C, Liese AD, Pettitt DJ, Pihoker C, Dabelea D, Hamman R, Waitzfelder B, Kahn HS
    Prevalence of overweight and obesity in youth with diabetes in USA: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study.
    Pediatric diabetes , 2010 Feb. : 4-11
  • Petitti DB, Klingensmith GJ, Bell RA, Andrews JS, Dabelea D, Imperatore G, Marcovina S, Pihoker C, Standiford D, Waitzfelder B, Mayer-Davis E
    Glycemic control in youth with diabetes: the SEARCH for diabetes in Youth Study.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2009 Nov. : 668-72.e1-3
  • Pomietto M, Docter AD, Van Borkulo N, Alfonsi L, Krieger J, Liu LL
    Small steps to health: building sustainable partnerships in pediatric obesity care.
    Pediatrics , 2009 June : S308-16
  • Bell RA, Mayer-Davis EJ, Beyer JW, D'Agostino RB Jr, Lawrence JM, Linder B, Liu LL, Marcovina SM, Rodriguez BL, Williams D, Dabelea D
    Diabetes in non-Hispanic white youth: prevalence, incidence, and clinical characteristics: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
    Diabetes care , 2009 Mar. : S102-11
  • Liu LL, Yi JP, Beyer J, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dolan LM, Dabelea DM, Lawrence JM, Rodriguez BL, Marcovina SM, Waitzfelder BE, Fujimoto WY
    Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Asian and Pacific Islander U.S. youth: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
    Diabetes care , 2009 Mar. : S133-40
  • Naughton MJ, Ruggiero AM, Lawrence JM, Imperatore G, Klingensmith GJ, Waitzfelder B, McKeown RE, Standiford DA, Liese AD, Loots B
    Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
    Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2008 July : 649-57
  • Dabelea D, Bell RA, D'Agostino RB Jr, Imperatore G, Johansen JM, Linder B, Liu LL, Loots B, Marcovina S, Mayer-Davis EJ, Pettitt DJ, Waitzfelder B
    Incidence of diabetes in youth in the United States.
    JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association , 2007 June 27 : 2716-24
  • Liese AD, D'Agostino RB Jr, Hamman RF, Kilgo PD, Lawrence JM, Liu LL, Loots B, Linder B, Marcovina S, Rodriguez B, Standiford D, Williams DE
    The burden of diabetes mellitus among US youth: prevalence estimates from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
    Pediatrics , 2006 Oct. : 1510-8
  • Rodriguez BL, Fujimoto WY, Mayer-Davis EJ, Imperatore G, Williams DE, Bell RA, Wadwa RP, Palla SL, Liu LL, Kershnar A, Daniels SR, Linder B
    Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in U.S. children and adolescents with diabetes: the SEARCH for diabetes in youth study.
    Diabetes care , 2006 Aug. : 1891-6
  • Liu LL, Gallaher MM, Davis RL, Rutter CM, Lewis TC, Marcuse EK
    Use of a respiratory clinical score among different providers.
    Pediatric pulmonology , 2004 Mar. : 243-8