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research overview Dr. Laroche is a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Physician and a child and adult weight management specialist. Her research focuses on community and family approaches to obesity prevention and treatment. She works in partnership with community-based organizations to design interventions for families. These interventions support healthy behaviors while also addressing the social needs and circumstances that influence those behaviors. She has also done research on interventions in micro-environments to improve dietary behaviors including concession stands and cafeterias and research on how parents and children influence one another's health behaviors. She is also working with other weight management physicians on research to improve weight management treatment for children and address weight stigma. Recently she has also been researching how best to connect patients to community resources to address social determinants of health.

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