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Matthew A. Haemer, MD

Instructor-Fellow in Pediatric Nutrition

Matthew Haemer, MD

   Phone: 720-777-7474

Section of Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado


Medical Degree

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN, 2000-2004


  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004-2007


  • Pediatric Nutrition (NIH T32DK007658-19 Training Grant), University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2007-2011

Dr. Haemer is interested in testing strategies for primary care providers to participate in childhood obesity prevention, screening, and treatment. He aims to develop a framework within which the effect of variations of preventive messaging and screening can be tested within the medical home setting, especially for those serving children at highest risk of obesity. His multi-level research agenda includes evaluating lifestyle screening tools, electronic decision support, counseling skills training for providers, and developing community-based resources for treatment.

Dr. Haemer seeks to test the hypothesis that engagement of primary care providers in meaningful screening and prevention messaging is contingent upon the availability of treatment resources. So, he is testing the effectiveness translating obesity treatment protocols with evidence of efficacy in controlled settings to delivery by trained community-based lay-professionals with emphasis on cultural translation of treatment protocols to low-income Latino populations.

Dr. Haemer’s recently completed research identified demographic characteristics associated with success in clinical obesity treatment, including younger age at first treatment and a lower degree of acculturation among Latino immigrants, so these groups are areas of interest for prevention and treatment interventions.

A long-term goal is to translate the results of observational and highly controlled experimental research identifying early life risk factors for obesity into interventions within the primary care setting for the youngest children, infants, and expecting parents.

  • C Kim, M Haemer, N Krebs “Parent and Provider Recognition of Childhood Overweight: Where and Why the Gaps.” Obesity Management Oct 2008 pp236-240.
  • M Haemer, TT Huang, S Daniels “The Effect of Neurohormonal Factors, Epigenetic Factors, and Gut Microbiota on Risk of Obesity” Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jul;6(3): [PMID: 19527597]
  • N Krebs, L Primak, M Haemer Chapter: Normal Childhood Nutrition and Its Disorders. In Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment. New York. McGraw-Hill 20th Ed (2010)

·         Include citations from past 5 years (may go back further if significant)

·         Preferred format: National Library of Medicine (NLM)/ ie, PubMed format

·         Include PubMed ID number if known


Instructions For Gen:
1. need custom link to PubMed (see first line below Sample text )
- copy link and wording from original Peds bio - check whether "partial" or "full list" (will be full unless says partial on original;
- if not available, just list actual publications (see below)

2. list publications using bullets format in Text editor
- list all pubs from past five years
- in order of most recent first
- ideal source from formatting point of view = Peds web site (see relevant Section or Program
- currently, the Peds website does not have many publications beyond 2008,
so if other source available, may use (eg FIDO)?? (and Gen will note in spreadsheet)

Sample text:
PubMed Publications (partial list)

  • Vu TT, Hampers LC, Joseph MM, Connors MJ, Gerardi M, Inkelis SH, Shook JE. Job market survey of recent pediatric emergency medicine fellowship graduates. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 May;23(5):304-7. [PubMed]
  • Hampers LC, Thompson DA, Bajaj L, Tseng BS, Rudolph JR. Febrile seizure: measuring adherence to AAP guidelines among community ED physicians. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Jul;22(7):465-9. [PubMed]
  • Moore BR, Hampers LC, Clark KD. Performance of a decision rule for radiographs of pediatric knee injuries. J Emerg Med. 2005 Apr;28(3):257-61. [PubMed]
  • Owens H, Siparsky G, Bajaj L, Hampers LC. Correction of factitious hyperkalemia in hemolyzed specimens. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov;23(7):872-5. [PubMed]
  • Safran C, Pompilio-Weitzner G, Emery KD, Hampers L. Collaborative approaches to e-Health: valuable for users and non-users. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005;116:879-84. [PubMed]