Biography

Dr. Sarah Barlow received her medical degree from UT Southwestern. She completed her pediatric residency at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and she underwent fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Tufts School of Medicine, Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA. She also earned a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health in 1996. She was board certified in pediatric gastroenterology by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1997.

Dr. Barlow was assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University from 1998 to 2007, where she established a weight management program. In 2007, she joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as associate professor of pediatrics and was the director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Childhood Obesity. She was an investigator on the Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project, a study sponsored by the CDC that examined healthcare, school, and early childhood education programs for obesity prevention and care in low income neighborhoods. She was the site principal investigator for the NIDDK-sponsored NASH Clinical Research Network (2013-2016). She joined the pediatrics faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2016. In addition to caring for gastrointestinal conditions, Dr. Barlow oversees an integrated program in obesity care that spans community programs, primary healthcare and tertiary care.

Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989)
Residency
Brown University School of Medicine (1992), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Tufts New England Medical Center (1998), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Management of obesity in children and adolescents
  • NAFLD in children and adolescents
  • Population health approaches to child and adolescent obesity

Publications

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Predictors of Severe Obesity in Low-Income, Predominantly Hispanic/Latino Children: The Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study.
Salahuddin M, Pérez A, Ranjit N, Kelder SH, Barlow SE, Pont SJ, Butte NF, Hoelscher DM Prev Chronic Dis 2017 Dec 14 E141
Strategies to Recruit a Diverse Low-Income Population to Child Weight Management Programs From Primary Care Practices.
Barlow SE, Butte NF, Hoelscher DM, Salahuddin M, Pont SJ Prev Chronic Dis 2017 12 14 E138
Response to the Letters Regarding the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition NAFLD Guidelines.
Vos MB, Abrams SH, Barlow SE, Caprio S, Daniels SR, Kohli R, Mouzaki M, Sathya P, Schwimmer JB, Sundaram SS, Xanthakos SA J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2017 Nov 65 5 e115-e116
Response to Letters Regarding the NASPGHAN NAFLD Guidelines.
Vos MB, Abrams SH, Barlow SE, Caprio S, Daniels SR, Kohli R, Mouzaki M, Sathya P, Schwimmer JB, Sundaram SS, Xanthakos SA J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2017 Sep
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Hispanic Youth With Dysglycemia: Risk for Subclinical Atherosclerosis?
Bacha F, Tomsa A, Bartz SK, Barlow SE, Chu ZD, Krishnamurthy R, Krishnamurthy R, Smith EO J Endocr Soc 2017 Aug 1 8 1029-1040
Efficacy of a community- versus primary care-centered program for childhood obesity: TX CORD RCT.
Butte NF, Hoelscher DM, Barlow SE, Pont S, Durand C, Vandewater EA, Liu Y, Adolph AL, Pérez A, Wilson TA, Gonzalez A, Puyau MR, Sharma SV, Byrd-Williams C, Oluyomi A, Huang T, Finkelstein EA, Sacher PM, Kelder SH Obesity (Silver Spring) 2017 Jul
Effects of MetAP2 inhibition on hyperphagia and body weight in Prader-Willi syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
McCandless SE, Yanovski JA, Miller J, Fu C, Bird LM, Salehi P, Chan CL, Stafford D, Abuzzahab MJ, Viskochil D, Barlow SE, Angulo M, Myers SE, Whitman BY, Styne D, Roof E, Dykens EM, Scheimann AO, Malloy J, Zhuang D, Taylor K, Hughes TE, Kim DD, Butler MG Diabetes Obes Metab 2017 May
Low and High Birth Weights Are Risk Factors for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children.
Newton KP, Feldman HS, Chambers CD, Wilson L, Behling C, Clark JM, Molleston JP, Chalasani N, Sanyal AJ, Fishbein MH, Lavine JE, Schwimmer JB J. Pediatr. 2017 Mar
In Children With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Zone 1 Steatosis Is Associated With Advanced Fibrosis.
Africa JA, Behling CA, Brunt EM, Zhang N, Luo Y, Wells A, Hou J, Belt PH, Kohil R, Lavine JE, Molleston JP, Newton KP, Whitington PF, Schwimmer JB Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2017 Mar
Lipid Screening and Treatment Practices Conflict With Conflicting Recommendations: Where Do We Go From Here?
Barlow SE, Turer CB J. Pediatr. 2017 Mar

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Jim Wright Lectureship
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2009)
  • Pouncey Memorial Lectureship
    Ocshner Children’s Health Center, New Orleans, LA (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Heart Association; Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Obesity in the Young Committee
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • The Obesity Society