APSA Committees

APSA Committees carry out a number of different critical functions for the association. To learn more about a specific committee, click on the name below. APSA members who are logged onto the site will also see committee chair contact information.

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Childhood Obesity

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The mission of the Childhood Obesity Committee is to increase APSA member awareness and understanding about the myriad health, safety, advocacy, scientific, and treatment issues related to pediatric obesity.

Heavy Facts on Childhood Obesity

Tips from APSA's Childhood Obesity Committee on talking to parents and patients. View the tips.


Mike K. Chen - Liaison
Children's Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Joy Collins - Chair
Carilion Children's
Mark L. Wulkan - Vice Chair
Emory/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Jeremy T. Aidlen - Member
UMass Medical Center
Aleksander Bernshteyn - Member
Florida Hospital for Children
Kanika A. Bowen-Jallow - Member
University of Texas Medical Branch
Sathyaprasad C. Burjonrappa - Member
University of South Florida
Sandra M. Farach - Member
University of Rochester
Jason D. Fraser - Member
Children's Mercy Hospital
Robert C. Kanard - Member
Cottage Children's Medical Center
Charlotte Kvasnovsky - Member
University of Maryland Medical Center
David A. Lanning - Member
Virginia Commonwealth Univ Health System
Tamar L. Levene - Member
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Margaret McGuire - Member
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Meghna V. Misra - Member
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Evan P. Nadler - Member
Children's Nat'l Med Ctr
Mikael Petrosyan - Member
Children's National Med Ctr
Beth Walford - Member
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Jeffrey L. Zitsman - Member
Columbia Univ