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 School (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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Addressing Pediatric Obesity in Ambulatory Care: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Lenders CM, Manders AJ, Perdomo JE, Ireland KA, Barlow SE Curr Obes Rep 2016 Jun 5 2 214-40
Kamp K'aana, a 2-Week Residential Weight Management Summer Camp, Shows Long-Term Improvement in Body Mass Index z Scores.
Farhat AE, Sharma S, Abrams SH, Wong WW, Barlow SE J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2016 Mar 62 3 491-4
A Case of an 11-year-old With Cough, Diarrhea, and Findings of Concern in His Lungs and Spleen.
Darby JB, Rees CA, Bocchini CE, Cruz AT, Kellermayer R, Finegold MJ, Barlow SE Pediatrics 2016 Mar 137 3 e20150155
Improvement in liver histology is associated with reduction in dyslipidemia in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Corey KE, Vuppalanchi R, Vos M, Kohli R, Molleston JP, Wilson L, Unalp-Arida A, Cummings OW, Lavine JE, Chalasani N J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2015 Mar 60 3 360-7
Incorporating Primary and Secondary Prevention Approaches To Address Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment in a Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Population: Study Design and Demographic Data from the Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (TX CORD) Study.
Hoelscher DM, Butte NF, Barlow S, Vandewater EA, Sharma SV, Huang T, Finkelstein E, Pont S, Sacher P, Byrd-Williams C, Oluyomi A, Durand C, Li L, Kelder SH Child Obes 2015 Jan
Longitudinal assessment of high blood pressure in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Schwimmer JB, Zepeda A, Newton KP, Xanthakos SA, Behling C, Hallinan EK, Donithan M, Tonascia J PLoS ONE 2014 9 11 e112569
Severe obesity in children and adolescents: identification, associated health risks, and treatment approaches: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Kelly AS, Barlow SE, Rao G, Inge TH, Hayman LL, Steinberger J, Urbina EM, Ewing LJ, Daniels SR Circulation 2013 Oct 128 15 1689-712
Vitamin E and changes in serum alanine aminotransferase levels in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Hoofnagle JH, Van Natta ML, Kleiner DE, Clark JM, Kowdley KV, Loomba R, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Sanyal AJ, Tonascia J Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2013 Jul 38 2 134-43
Childhood obesity for pediatric gastroenterologists.
Huang JS, Barlow SE, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Scheimann A, Skelton J, Suskind D, Tsai P, Uko V, Warolin JP, Xanthakos SA J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2013 Jan 56 1 99-109
A residential summer camp can reduce body fat and improve health-related quality of life in obese children.
Wong WW, Barlow SE, Mikhail C, Wilson TA, Hernandez PM, Shypailo RJ, Abrams SH J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2013 Jan 56 1 83-5

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Jim Wright Lectureship
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2009)
  • Pouncey Memorial Lectureship
    Ocshner ChildrenÂ’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