Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

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Dr. Cathleen Piazza discusses assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.

Expert: Dr. Piazza received her doctorate from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Piazza was a faculty member at JHUSM and KKI where she was the Chief Psychologist of the Neurobehavioral Unit, the director of Training, and the director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. In 1999, she became director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program and the Training Program at the Marcus Institute in Atlanta. Currently, Dr. Piazza is a Professor in Pediatrics at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). She also has joined the professional teams in the small bowel/liver transplant and intestinal rehabilitation programs. She is a former Associate Editor, former Book Editor, and former Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 

Dr. Piazza’s research interests include assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, evaluation of the interaction between physiological and behavioral causes of feeding problems, and examination of recovery of gut function in pediatric intestinal failure and its interaction with oral feeding. She has published several articles in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Modification, as well as written several book chapters.  She has won the award: Woman of Distinction, Crohn's and Colitis Association (2002) and was the Health Care Hero Finalist, Atlanta Business Chronicle (2001). 

"Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders"

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