Amy Beck, MD, MPH

I am a general pediatrician and health services researcher focused on improving the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in safety-net clinical settings. In my research, I use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to develop and test clinical interventions and to better understand the factors that contribute to disparities in children's cardiometabolic health.
2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship, 2014 - School of Medicine, University of California
Chief Resident, 2011 - School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Residency, 2010 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MPH, 2007 - Graduate School, University of Connecticut
M.D., 2007 - School of Medicine, University of Connecticut

  1. Beck AL, Mora R, Joseph G, Perrin E, Cabana M, Schickedanz A, Fernandez A. A multi-method evaluation of the Futuros Fuertes intervention to promote healthy feeding, screen time and sleep practices. Academic pediatrics 2023. PMID: 37211275

  2. Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children. Public health nutrition 2020. PMID: 32597746

  3. Young CA, Burnett H, Ballinger A, Castro G, Steinberg S, Nau M, Bakken EH, Thomas M, Beck AL. Embedded Maternal Mental Health Care in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic: A Qualitative Exploration of Mothers' Experiences. Academic pediatrics 2019. PMID: 31425791

  4. Beck AL, Iturralde E, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Keeton V, Fernandez A. Barriers and facilitators to healthy eating among low-income Latino adolescents. Appetite 2019. PMID: 30954634

  5. Thimmig LM, Cabana MD, Bentz MG, Potocka K, Beck A, Fong L, Chao C, Caughey AB, Wong A, McKean M. Television During Meals in the First 4 Years of Life. Clinical pediatrics 2016. PMID: 28503997

  6. Beck AL, Takayama JI, Halpern-Felsher B, Badiner N, Barker JC. Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers. Maternal and child health journal 2014. PMID: 24077961

  7. Beck AL, Tschann J, Butte NF, Penilla C, Greenspan LC. Association of beverage consumption with obesity in Mexican American children. Public health nutrition 2013. PMID: 23308395

  8. Beck AL, Cabrera L, Pan WK, Cama V, Friedland JS, Ghatei MA, Bloom SR, Lewis J, Gilman RH. Peptide YY: a gut hormone associated with anorexia during infectious diarrhea in children. The Journal of pediatrics 2008. PMID: 18571670