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Andrea J. Hoopes is Assistant Professor of pediatrics in the Adolescent Medicine Section at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. She is Medical Director of the Young Mother’s Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, where she provides multidisciplinary care to adolescent mothers and their children.
She completed her residency in pediatrics as a member of the Global Health Pathway at the University of Washington, where she also completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine and MPH in health services. Her research interests include improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health services in resource-limited settings, adolescent-centered health policies, and interdisciplinary public health prevention efforts.
Refugee children are vulnerable to health and nutrition risks that can have long-term consequences for their development and well-being. This report examines the prevalence of malnutrition—from stunting and wasting to overweight and obesity—among refugee children from birth to age 10, using data from an overseas medical screening exam before they were resettled in Washington State between 2012 and 2014.