Mona Sharifi, MD, MPH

Dr. Sharifi is an Instructor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for  Children (MGHfC) and Harvard Medical School, and is an attending pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Her research is focused on chronic disease prevention and health behavior change in pediatric primary care with a focus on childhood obesity and tobacco smoke exposure prevention.  Her research employs qualitative methods to explore family-centered outcomes, preferences, and best practices as well as quantitative methods to evaluate adherence to clinical obesity management recommendations and social-contextual mediators of childhood obesity disparities. She has worked to develop and evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of novel primary care based interventions that leverage decision aids delivered to clinicians via the electronic health record and to families via remote and mobile technologies to support child health behavior change.