Featured SPR Member
January 2016


Sarah Armstrong, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University, is founding Director of Duke Children's Healthy Lifestyles, a pediatric weight management program, and Medical Director of Bull City Fit, a community-based partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation which offers free wellness activities for children with obesity and their families. Following medical school at the University of Virginia, she completed pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association's Research Scholars Program.  She serves on the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Obesity.   

Her research interests are focused on the discovery and testing of novel interventions for treatment of severe child and adolescent obesity, including mobile health technology and community-healthcare partnerships.  She was awarded an innovation prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Childhood Obesity Challenge in 2013.  Her other academic interests include patient-centered communication, evidence-based quality improvement, and personalized and precision medicine to support clinical decision-making.

View Dr. Armstrong's articles in PubMed