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Texas Children's Hospital Primary Care Practice at Palm Center
5400 Griggs Road
Houston, TX 77021
Teresia Margareta O'Connor, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
|Baylor College of Medicine||Fellowship||General Academic Pediatrics||2007|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Residency||Pediatrics||2002|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Internship||Pediatrics||2000|
|University of Wisconsin School of Medicine||Medical School||Doctor of Medicine||1999|
I am a board certified, practicing general pediatrician and fellowship trained clinician researcher. My NIH funded research focuses on identifying strategies to prevent childhood obesity, understanding how fathers and mothers influence their children’s lifestyle behaviors, and using technology to measure behaviors related to the development of obesity among children. I am passionate about promoting health equity and finding culturally centered approaches for children to live healthy lives. In clinical practice I help our team provide general pediatric medical and preventive care for children from birth to 21 years old.
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Fellow|
|International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity||Member, Executive Committee|
|Society of Pediatric Research||Member, Executive Committee|
|Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Committee||Member|
Kumar Vadathya A, Musaad S, Beltran A, Perez O, Meister L, Baranowski T, Hughes SO, Mendoza JA, Sabharwal A, Veeraraghavan A, O’Connor TM. An objective system for quantitative assessment of TV viewing among children: FLASH-TV. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Pediatrics and Parenting (submitted September 13, 2021, accepted January 11, 2022).
Chumpitazi CE, Camp EA, Cuevas-Guaman M, Doughty C, Kancherla B, Kancheria B, Lingappan K, Moran NE, Murray KO, Perez O, Shekerdemian LS, O’Connor TM. Vision 2020: How caregiving and work productivity outlook shifted for academic pediatric faculty. Journal of Women’s Health. 2022; [Online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2021.0555
O’Connor TM, Beltran A, Musaad S, Perez O, Flores A, Galdamez-Calderon E, Isbell T, Arredondo EM, Parra Cardona R, Cabrera N, Marton SA, Baranowski T, Morgan PJ. Feasibility of targeting Hispanic fathers and children in an obesity intervention: “Papás Saludables Niños Saludables.” Childhood Obesity. 2020; 16(6):379-392.
O’Connor TM, Perez O, Beltran A, Colón García I, Arredondo E, Parra Cardona R, Cabrera N, Thompson D, Baranowski T, Morgan PJ. Cultural adaptation of ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ for Hispanic families: Applying the Ecological Validity Model. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2020; 17:52.
Hughes SO, Power TG, O'Connor TM, Fisher JO. Executive functioning, emotion regulation, eating self-regulation, and weight status in low-income preschool children: How do they relate? Appetite 2015. 89: 1-9.
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