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Joseph Arnold Skelton, M.D., M.S.

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics-Gastroenterology
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
    DepartmentPublic Health Sciences-Epidemiology and Prevention


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    K23HD061597     (SKELTON, JOSEPH ARNOLD)Apr 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2015
    NIH/NICHD
    Attrition in Pediatric Weight Management
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01NR017639     (SKELTON, JOSEPH ARNOLD)Sep 23, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIH/NINR
    War of Attrition: Predicting Dropout from Pediatric Weight Management
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Brown CL, Pratt K, Martin S, Hulshult H, Skelton JA. Weight Control Practices in Children of Parents Participating in Weight Management Programs. Child Obes. 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31343259.
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    2. Pratt KJ, Ferriby M, Brown CL, Noria S, Needleman B, Skelton JA. Adult weight management patients' perceptions of family dynamics and weight status. Clin Obes. 2019 Jun 24; e12326. PMID: 31232524.
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    3. Pratt KJ, Van Fossen CA, Berge JM, Murray R, Skelton JA. Youth weight status and family functioning in paediatric primary care. Clin Obes. 2019 Aug; 9(4):e12314. PMID: 31115182.
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    4. Stolzman SC, Skelton J, Harkins A, Hoeger Bement M. Does Weight Status Impact Metabolic Health in Adolescents When Controlling for Physical Fitness? Pediatr Phys Ther. 2019 04; 31(2):134-140. PMID: 30907828.
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    5. Halvorson EE, Curley T, Wright M, Skelton JA. Weight Bias in Pediatric Inpatient Care. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Feb 21. PMID: 30796998.
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    6. Kaye S, Pathman J, Skelton JA. Development and Implementation of a Student-Led Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2019 May-Jun; 13(3):253-261. PMID: 31105487.
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    7. Pratt KJ, Skelton JA, Eneli I, Coliler DN, Lazorick S. Providers' Involvement of Parents, Families, and Family Dynamics in Youth Weight Management Programs. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018; 5:2333794X18817134. PMID: 30547061.
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    8. Van Fossen CA, Pratt KJ, Murray R, Skelton JA. Family Functioning in Pediatric Primary Care Patients. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Nov; 57(13):1549-1557. PMID: 30095008.
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    9. Lewis KH, Skelton JA, Hsu FC, Ezouah P, Taveras EM, Block JP. Implementing a novel electronic health record approach to track child sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Sep; 11:169-175. PMID: 29988772.
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    10. Pratt KJ, Skelton JA. Family Functioning and Childhood Obesity Treatment: A Family Systems Theory-Informed Approach. Acad Pediatr. 2018 08; 18(6):620-627. PMID: 29654905.
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    11. Palakshappa D, Skelton JA. What a Summer Nutrition Benefit Program Could Mean for Clinicians and Their Patients. Pediatrics. 2018 04; 141(4). PMID: 29592870.
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    12. Skinner AC, Ravanbakht SN, Skelton JA, Perrin EM, Armstrong SC. Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016. Pediatrics. 2018 03; 141(3). PMID: 29483202.
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    13. Halvorson EE, Peters TR, Skelton JA, Suerken C, Snively BM, Poehling KA. Is weight associated with severity of acute respiratory illness? Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 09; 42(9):1582-1589. PMID: 29717266.
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    14. Nobles JD, Perez A, Skelton JA, Spence ND, Ball GD. The engagement pathway: A conceptual framework of engagement-related terms in weight management. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Mar - Apr; 12(2):133-138. PMID: 29396232.
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    15. Pratt KJ, Ferriby M, Noria S, Skelton J, Taylor C, Needleman B. Perceived Child Weight Status, Family Structure and Functioning, and Support for Health Behaviors in a Sample of Bariatric Surgery Patients. Fam Syst Health. 2018 Jan 29. PMID: 29376660.
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    16. Halvorson EE, Case D, Skelton JA, McCrory MC. Vascular Access in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients With Obesity. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 01; 19(1):1-8. PMID: 29117059.
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    17. Ip EH, Marshall SA, Arcury TA, Suerken CK, Trejo G, Skelton JA, Quandt SA. Child Feeding Style and Dietary Outcomes in a Cohort of Latino Farmworker Families. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 07; 118(7):1208-1219. PMID: 28966049.
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    18. Ball GDC, Perez A, Nobles JD, Spence ND, Skelton JA. Letter to the Editor: "Pediatric Obesity-Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline". J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 06 01; 102(6):2121-2122. PMID: 28586452.
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    19. Brown CL, Skelton JA. Opportunities and Cautions in the Use of Commercially Delivered Weight-Management Programs for Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr. 2017 06; 185:12-14. PMID: 28318528.
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    20. Ip EH, Marshall SA, Saldana S, Skelton JA, Suerken CK, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Determinants of Adiposity Rebound Timing in Children. J Pediatr. 2017 05; 184:151-156.e2. PMID: 28242030.
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    21. Giannini CM, Irby MB, Skelton JA, Gesell SB. Feasibility of a Friendship Network-Based Pediatric Obesity Intervention. Child Obes. 2017 02; 13(1):18-24. PMID: 27768395.
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    22. Brown CL, Vander Schaaf EB, Cohen GM, Irby MB, Skelton JA. Association of Picky Eating and Food Neophobia with Weight: A Systematic Review. Child Obes. 2016 08; 12(4):247-62. PMID: 27135525.
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    23. Skinner AC, Perrin EM, Skelton JA. Prevalence of obesity and severe obesity in US children, 1999-2014. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 05; 24(5):1116-23. PMID: 27112068.
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    24. Skinner AC, Perrin EM, Skelton JA. Cardiometabolic Risks and Obesity in the Young. N Engl J Med. 2016 02 11; 374(6):592-3. PMID: 26863361.
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    25. Armstrong S, Lazorick S, Hampl S, Skelton JA, Wood C, Collier D, Perrin EM. Physical Examination Findings Among Children and Adolescents With Obesity: An Evidence-Based Review. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20151766. PMID: 26817935.
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    26. Skelton JA, Martin S, Irby MB. Satisfaction and attrition in paediatric weight management. Clin Obes. 2016 Apr; 6(2):143-53. PMID: 27008068.
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    27. Arcury TA, Skelton JA, Ip EH, Suerken CK, Trejo G, Quandt SA. Anticipatory Guidance about Child Diet and Physical Activity for Latino Farmworker Mothers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(3):1064-79. PMID: 27524752.
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    28. Brown CL, Skelton JA, Perrin EM, Skinner AC. Behaviors and motivations for weight loss in children and adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Feb; 24(2):446-52. PMID: 26718021.
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    29. Skinner AC, Perrin EM, Moss LA, Skelton JA. Cardiometabolic Risks and Severity of Obesity in Children and Young Adults. N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct; 373(14):1307-17. PMID: 26422721.
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    30. Bishop JA, Irby MB, Kaplan SG, Arnold EM, Skelton JA. What Can We Learn About Family-Based Obesity Treatment From Family Therapists? Glob Pediatr Health. 2015; 2:2333794X15607316. PMID: 27335980.
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    31. Pollak KI, Nagy P, Bigger J, Bilheimer A, Lyna P, Gao X, Lancaster M, Watkins RC, Johnson F, Batish S, Skelton JA, Armstrong S. Effect of teaching motivational interviewing via communication coaching on clinician and patient satisfaction in primary care and pediatric obesity-focused offices. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Feb; 99(2):300-3. PMID: 26320822.
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    32. Brown CL, Halvorson EE, Cohen GM, Lazorick S, Skelton JA. Addressing Childhood Obesity: Opportunities for Prevention. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Oct; 62(5):1241-61. PMID: 26318950.
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    33. Giannini C, Irby MB, Skelton JA. Caregiver Expectations of Family-based Pediatric Obesity Treatment. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Jul; 39(4):451-60. PMID: 26018093.
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    34. Brown CL, Irby MB, Houle TT, Skelton JA. Family-based obesity treatment in children with disabilities. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Mar-Apr; 15(2):197-203. PMID: 25748977.
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    35. Halvorson EE, Ervin SE, Russell TB, Skelton JA, Davis S, Spangler J. Association of Obesity and Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 6(1):22-6. PMID: 26675300.
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    36. Skinner AC, Skelton JA. Prevalence and trends in obesity and severe obesity among children in the United States, 1999-2012. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 168(6):561-6. PMID: 24710576.
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    37. Mogul A, Irby MB, Skelton JA. A systematic review of pediatric obesity and family communication through the lens of addiction literature. Child Obes. 2014 Jun; 10(3):197-206. PMID: 24809221.
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    38. Halvorson EE, Irby MB, Skelton JA. Pediatric obesity and safety in inpatient settings: a systematic literature review. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Sep; 53(10):975-87. PMID: 24803638.
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    39. Irby MB, Drury-Brown M, Skelton JA. The food environment of youth baseball. Child Obes. 2014 Jun; 10(3):260-5. PMID: 24745374.
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    40. Kaplan SG, Arnold EM, Irby MB, Boles KA, Skelton JA. Family Systems Theory and Obesity Treatment: Applications for Clinicians. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2014 Feb 01; 6(1):24-29. PMID: 24729831.
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    41. Bishop J, Irby MB, Isom S, Blackwell CS, Vitolins MZ, Skelton JA. Diabetes prevention, weight loss, and social support: program participants' perceived influence on the health behaviors of their social support system. Fam Community Health. 2013 Apr-Jun; 36(2):158-71. PMID: 23455686.
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    42. Skelton JA, Irby MB, Geiger AM. A systematic review of satisfaction and pediatric obesity treatment: new avenues for addressing attrition. J Healthc Qual. 2014 Jul-Aug; 36(4):5-22. PMID: 23414547.
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    43. Skelton JA. Family intervention focused on effective parenting is associated with decreased child obesity prevalence 3-5 years later. Evid Based Med. 2013 Feb; 18(1):e5. PMID: 23335595.
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    44. Huang JS, Barlow SE, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Scheimann A, Skelton J, Suskind D, Tsai P, Uko V, Warolin JP, Xanthakos SA. Childhood obesity for pediatric gastroenterologists. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Jan; 56(1):99-109. PMID: 23282941.
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    45. Skelton JA, Irby MB, Guzman MA, Beech BM. Children's Perceptions of Obesity and Health: A Focus Group Study With Hispanic Boys. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2012 Oct 01; 4(5):289-296. PMID: 24723991.
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    46. Hainsworth KR, Miller LA, Stolzman SC, Fidlin BM, Davies WH, Weisman SJ, Skelton JA. Pain as a Comorbidity of Pediatric Obesity. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2012 Oct 01; 4(5):315-320. PMID: 24723992.
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    47. Cohen GM, Irby MB, Boles K, Jordan C, Skelton JA. Telemedicine and Pediatric Obesity Treatment: Review of the literature and lessons learned. Clin Obes. 2012; 2(3-4):103-111. PMID: 23227115.
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    48. Irby MB, Kolbash S, Garner-Edwards D, Skelton JA. Pediatric Obesity Treatment in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2012 Aug 01; 4(4):215-221. PMID: 24723990.
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    49. Skelton JA, Irby MB, Beech BM, Rhodes SD. Attrition and family participation in obesity treatment programs: clinicians' perceptions. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Sep-Oct; 12(5):420-8. PMID: 22795203.
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    50. Guzman A, Irby MB, Pulgar C, Skelton JA. Adapting a tertiary-care pediatric weight management clinic to better reach Spanish-speaking families. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Jun; 14(3):512-5. PMID: 21909984.
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    51. Irby MB, Boles KA, Jordan C, Skelton JA. TeleFIT: adapting a multidisciplinary, tertiary-care pediatric obesity clinic to rural populations. Telemed J E Health. 2012 Apr; 18(3):247-9. PMID: 22356527.
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    52. Skelton JA, Irby MB, Grzywacz JG, Miller G. Etiologies of obesity in children: nature and nurture. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Dec; 58(6):1333-54, ix. PMID: 22093854.
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    53. Lerret SM, Garcia-Rodriguez L, Skelton J, Biank V, Kilway D, Telega G. Predictors of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in obese children. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec; 34(6):434-7. PMID: 22129796.
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    54. Skelton JA, Irby MB, Beech BM. Bridging the Gap between Family-Based Treatment and Family-Based Research in Childhood Obesity. Child Obes. 2011 Aug 01; 7(4):323-6. PMID: 25019510.
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    55. Skelton JA, Goff DC, Ip E, Beech BM. Attrition in a Multidisciplinary Pediatric Weight Management Clinic. Child Obes. 2011 Jun 20; 7(3):185-193. PMID: 21966612.
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    56. Halvorson EE, Skelton JA. Appointment attendance in a pediatric weight management clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Sep; 51(9):888-91. PMID: 21622690.
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    57. Irby M, Kaplan S, Garner-Edwards D, Kolbash S, Skelton JA. Motivational interviewing in a family-based pediatric obesity program: a case study. Fam Syst Health. 2010 Sep; 28(3):236-46. PMID: 20939628.
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    58. Ross MM, Kolbash S, Cohen GM, Skelton JA. Multidisciplinary treatment of pediatric obesity: nutrition evaluation and management. Nutr Clin Pract. 2010 Aug; 25(4):327-34. PMID: 20702836.
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    59. Skelton JA, Cook SR, Auinger P, Klein JD, Barlow SE. Prevalence and trends of severe obesity among US children and adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Sep-Oct; 9(5):322-9. PMID: 19560993.
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    60. Skelton JA, DeMattia LG, Flores G. A pediatric weight management program for high-risk populations: a preliminary analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul; 16(7):1698-701. PMID: 18451781.
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    61. Lerret SM, Skelton JA. Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr; 31(2):115-9. PMID: 18391799.
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    62. Kugathasan S, Nebel J, Skelton JA, Markowitz J, Keljo D, Rosh J, LeLeiko N, Mack D, Griffiths A, Bousvaros A, Evans J, Mezoff A, Moyer S, Oliva-Hemker M, Otley A, Pfefferkorn M, Crandall W, Wyllie R, Hyams J. Body mass index in children with newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease: observations from two multicenter North American inception cohorts. J Pediatr. 2007 Nov; 151(5):523-7. PMID: 17961699.
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    63. Kim KH, Gao Y, Walder K, Collier GR, Skelton J, Kissebah AH. SEPS1 protects RAW264.7 cells from pharmacological ER stress agent-induced apoptosis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Mar 02; 354(1):127-32. PMID: 17210132.
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    64. Skelton JA, DeMattia L, Miller L, Olivier M. Obesity and its therapy: from genes to community action. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Aug; 53(4):777-94. PMID: 16873005.
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    65. Skelton JA, Busey SL, Havens PL. Weight and health status of inner city African American children: Perceptions of children and their parents. Body Image. 2006 Sep; 3(3):289-93. PMID: 18089231.
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    66. Skelton JA, Havens PL, Werlin SL. Nutrient deficiencies in tube-fed children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006 Jan-Feb; 45(1):37-41. PMID: 16429214.
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    67. Inge TH, Krebs NF, Garcia VF, Skelton JA, Guice KS, Strauss RS, Albanese CT, Brandt ML, Hammer LD, Harmon CM, Kane TD, Klish WJ, Oldham KT, Rudolph CD, Helmrath MA, Donovan E, Daniels SR. Bariatric surgery for severely overweight adolescents: concerns and recommendations. Pediatrics. 2004 Jul; 114(1):217-23. PMID: 15231931.
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