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Sarah Armstrong

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine

(919) 620-5374

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Sarah Armstrong


Dr. Armstrong's clinical and research interests are in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity. As director of the Duke Children's Healthy Lifestyles Program, Dr. Armstrong oversees a cohort of over 3000 overweight children and teenagers. Research questions of particular interest include sustaining effective outpatient management of overweight and obese children in a primary care setting, and factors that determine level of reimbursement.

Recent Publications

Armstrong, SC, and Skinner, AC. "Defining "Success" in Childhood Obesity Interventions in Primary Care." Pediatrics 138, no. 4 (October 2016).

Pollak, KI, Nagy, P, Bigger, J, Bilheimer, A, Lyna, P, Gao, X, Lancaster, M, Watkins, RC, Johnson, F, Batish, S, Skelton, JA, and Armstrong, S. "Effect of teaching motivational interviewing via communication coaching on clinician and patient satisfaction in primary care and pediatric obesity-focused offices." Patient education and counseling 99, no. 2 (February 2016): 300-303.

Armstrong, S, Lazorick, S, Hampl, S, Skelton, JA, Wood, C, Collier, D, and Perrin, EM. "Physical Examination Findings Among Children and Adolescents With Obesity: An Evidence-Based Review." Pediatrics 137, no. 2 (February 2016): e20151766-. (Review)