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Cara B. Ebbeling, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Co-Director of Obesity Research, Endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital

Contact Info

Cara Ebbeling
Boston Children's Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Division of Endocrinology
Phone: 617-355-2379
Fax: 617-730-0183


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Risk and Disparities

Research Abstract

Dr. Ebbeling holds a PhD in nutrition and an MS in exercise science. Moreover, she has experience in behavioral counseling for promoting dietary change and in using self-report methodology to assess diet and physical activity. She has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated lifestyle interventions in free-living children, adolescents, and adults.
Her current research is aimed at evaluating the efficacy of weight loss diets that vary in quantity and quality of carbohydrate and fat, with particular focus on dietary glycemic index. In addition, she conducts studies to understand the role of fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages in promoting weight gain.


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