My interests are focused on testing ways that primary care providers and community resources can effectively prevent and treat childhood obesity.
School of Medicine,
General Pediatric Nutrition and Childhood Obesity
Sanchez N, Bernstein R, Annameier SK, Clark ELM, Jimenez V, Hanson L, Jaquez MR, Bristol M, Schwartz L, Haemer M, Shomaker LB. Identification of Facilitators and Barriers of Healthy Living and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Among Latinx Families. J Lat Psychol. 2022 Aug;10(3):225-240. PubMed PMID: 36211633
Fischer L, Bodrick N, Mackey ER, McClenny A, Dazelle W, McCarron K, Mork T, Farmer N, Haemer M, Essel K. Feasibility of a Home-Delivery Produce Prescription Program to Address Food Insecurity and Diet Quality in Adults and Children. Nutrients. 2022 May 10;14(10). PubMed PMID: 35631144
Cason-Wilkerson R, Scott SG, Albright K, Haemer M. Exploration of Changes in Low-Income Latino Families' Beliefs about Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: A Qualitative Post-Intervention Study. Behav Sci (Basel). 2022 Mar 9;12(3). PubMed PMID: 35323392
Rydin AA, Severn C, Pyle L, Dorris K, Chambers C, Stiller D, Hankinson TC, Inge T, Haemer MA, Mirsky DM, Moore J, Kelsey MM. Novel clinical algorithm for hypothalamic obesity in youth with brain tumours and factors associated with excess weight gain. Pediatr Obes. 2022 Jul;17(7):e12903. PubMed PMID: 35224874
Kraus EM, Scott KA, Zucker R, Heisey-Grove D, King RJ, Carton TW, Daley MF, Deakyne Davies SJ, Block JP, Haemer M, Goodman AB, Garrett N, Davidson AJ. A Governance Framework to Integrate Longitudinal Clinical and Community Data in a Distributed Data Network: The Childhood Obesity Data Initiative. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022 Mar-Apr 01;28(2):E421-E429. PubMed PMID: 34446639
King RJ, Heisey-Grove DM, Garrett N, Scott KA, Daley MF, Haemer MA, Podila P, Block JP, Carton T, Gregorowicz AJ, Mork KP, Porter RM, Chudnov DL, Jellison J, Kraus EM, Harrison MR, Sucosky MS, Armstrong S, Goodman AB. The Childhood Obesity Data Initiative: A Case Study in Implementing Clinical-Community Infrastructure Enhancements to Support Health Services Research and Public Health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022 Mar-Apr 01;28(2):E430-E440. PubMed PMID: 34446638
Moore JM, Haemer MA, Fox CK. Lifestyle and pharmacologic management before and after bariatric surgery. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2020 Feb;29(1):150889. PubMed PMID: 32238284
Lobelo F, Muth ND, Hanson S, Nemeth BA. COUNCIL ON SPORTS MEDICINE AND FITNESS; SECTION ON OBESITY. Physical Activity Assessment and Counseling in Pediatric Clinical Settings. Pediatrics. 2020 Mar;145(3). PubMed PMID: 32094289
Emily Steen, Suhong Tong, Christina Suh, Russell Glasgow, Matthew Haemer. Communication Characteristics of Parents of Latino Preschoolers that Predict Improved Readiness to Change for Child Weight After a Clinic Visit, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_2, June 2020, Page 1691, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa063_089 presented virtually May 30,2020 at the American Society for Nutrition, Seattle WA.
Moore J, Haemer M, Mirza N, Z Weatherall Y, Han J, Mangarelli C, Hawkins MJ, Xanthakos S, Siegel R. Pilot Testing of a Patient Decision Aid for Adolescents with Severe Obesity in US Pediatric Weight Management Programs within the COMPASS Network. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 May 20;16(10). PubMed PMID: 31137491
Ruiz AG, Gao D, Ingram DG, Hickey F, Haemer MA, Friedman NR. Does Tonsillectomy Increase Obesity Risk in Children with Down Syndrome?. J Pediatr. 2019 Aug;211:179-184.e1. PubMed PMID: 31084917
Cardel MI, Tong S, Pavela G, Dhurandhar E, Miller D, Boles R, Haemer M. Response to "The Relationship Between Youth Subjective Social Status and Weight Loss". Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 May;27(5):688. PubMed PMID: 30950577
Puma JE, Thompson D, Baer K, Haemer MA, Gilbert K, Hambidge M, Krebs NF. Enhancing Periconceptional Health by Targeting Postpartum Mothers at Rural WIC Clinics. Health Promot Pract. 2018 May;19(3):390-399. PubMed PMID: 28438036
Ladd AK, Skillman HE, Haemer MA, Mourani PM. Preventing Underfeeding and Overfeeding: A Clinician's Guide to the Acquisition and Implementation of Indirect Calorimetry. Nutr Clin Pract. 2018 Apr;33(2):198-205. PubMed PMID: 28549221
Siegel RM, Haemer M, Kharofa RY, Christison AL, Hampl SE, Tinajero-Deck L, Lockhart MK, Reich S, Pont SJ, Stratbucker W, Robinson TN, Shaffer LA, Woolford SJ. Community Healthcare and Technology to Enhance Communication in Pediatric Obesity Care. Child Obes. 2018 Oct;14(7):453-460. PubMed PMID: 29878851
Cardel MI, Tong S, Pavela G, Dhurandhar E, Miller D, Boles R, Haemer M. Youth Subjective Social Status (SSS) is Associated with Parent SSS, Income, and Food Insecurity but not Weight Loss Among Low-Income Hispanic Youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Dec;26(12):1923-1930. PubMed PMID: 30421861
Knierim SD, Newcomer S, Castillo A, Rahm AK, Raghunath S, Clarke C, Wright L, Haemer M, Hambidge SJ. Latino Parents' Perceptions of Pediatric Weight Counseling Terms. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28919572
Ladd AK, Skillman HE, Haemer MA, Mourani PM. Preventing Underfeeding and Overfeeding: A Clinician's Guide to the Acquisition and Implementation of Indirect Calorimetry. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 May 1;:884533617710214. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28549221
Puma JE, Thompson D, Baer K, Haemer MA, Gilbert K, Hambidge M, Krebs NF. Enhancing Periconceptional Health by Targeting Postpartum Mothers at Rural WIC Clinics. Health Promot Pract. 2017 Apr 1;:1524839917699553. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28438036
Knierim SD, Rahm AK, Haemer M, Raghunath S, Martin C, Yang A, Clarke C, Hambidge SJ. Latino parents' perceptions of weight terminology used in pediatric weight counseling. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Mar-Apr;15(2):210-7. PubMed PMID: 25536907
Cason-Wilkerson R, Goldberg S, Albright K, Allison M, Haemer M. Factors influencing healthy lifestyle changes: a qualitative look at low-income families engaged in treatment for overweight children. Child Obes. 2015 Apr;11(2):170-6. PubMed PMID: 25715107
Yun L, Boles RE, Haemer MA, Knierim S, Dickinson LM, Mancinas H, Hambidge SJ, Davidson AJ. A randomized, home-based, childhood obesity intervention delivered by patient navigators. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 23;15:506. PubMed PMID: 26002612
Knierim SD, Rahm AK, Haemer M, Raghunath S, Martin C, Yang A, Clarke C, Hambidge SJ. Latino Parents' Perceptions of Weight Terminology Used in Pediatric Weight Counseling. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25536907
Davidson AJ, McCormick EV, Dickinson LM, Haemer MA, Knierim SD, Hambidge SJ. Population-level obesity surveillance: monitoring childhood body mass index z-score in a safety-net system. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec;14(6):632-8. PubMed PMID: 25439162
Love-Osborne K, Fortune R, Sheeder J, Federico S, Haemer MA. School-based health center-based treatment for obese adolescents: feasibility and body mass index effects. Child Obes. 2014 Oct;10(5):424-31. PubMed PMID: 25259781
Geer B, Porter RM, Haemer M, Krajicek MJ. Increasing patient attendance in a pediatric obesity clinic: a quality improvement project. J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):528-35. PubMed PMID: 25251646
McCormick EV, Dickinson LM, Haemer MA, Knierim SD, Hambidge SJ, Davidson AJ. What can providers learn from childhood body mass index trajectories: a study of a large, safety-net clinical population. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec;14(6):639-45. PubMed PMID: 25129568
Haemer MA, Grow HM, Fernandez C, Lukasiewicz GJ, Rhodes ET, Shaffer LA, Sweeney B, Woolford SJ, Estrada E. Addressing prediabetes in childhood obesity treatment programs: support from research and current practice. Child Obes. 2014 Aug;10(4):292-303. PubMed PMID: 25055134
Ross EL, Jorgensen J, DeWitt PE, Okada C, Porter R, Haemer M, Reiter PD. Comparison of 3 body size descriptors in critically ill obese children and adolescents: implications for medication dosing. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr;19(2):103-10. PubMed PMID: 25024670
Haemer MA, Ranade D, Barón AE, Krebs NF. A clinical model of obesity treatment is more effective in preschoolers and Spanish speaking families. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 May;21(5):1004-12. PubMed PMID: 23784904
A Rydin, L Pyle, C Severn, K Dorris, C Chambers, D Stiller, T Hankinson, T Inge, M Haemer, D Mirsky, J Moore, M Kelsey. "Novel clinical algorithm for hypothalamic obesity in youth with brain tumors and factors associated with excess weight gain"
American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting
I am interested in preventing and treating excess weight gain in children and adolescents. My practice includes identifying and managing the medical problems that sometime accompany excess weight gain in children.
I strive to empower families to be a collaborative partner in the medical care of children. I strive to share the process of decision making and recognize the unique insight of each family I meet.
When I'm not working, I love spending time with my wife, three children, cycling, and being outdoors.
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
BS, Vanderbilt University (TN)
University of Washington Program
University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (2007)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatrics
University of Colorado, Pediatric Nutrition