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Amy Beck, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychologist, Weight Management

Children's Mercy-Kansas City and UMKC

Amy Beck, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a Pediatric Psychologist in the Weight Management Program at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Her professional interests include health equity, weight bias/stigma, and the clinical implementation of yoga (she became a registered yoga teacher in 2016).  At Children’s Mercy, Dr. Beck works with the Office of Equity and Diversity and is a Health Equity Advisor to her Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health and a DEI Champion with the Department of Pediatrics.  At the state and national levels, she is involved with the Missouri Psychological Association as the Diversity Board Chair and Advocacy Board Chair, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Pediatric Psychology as the Division Advocacy Partner with APA, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Beck discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Beck can be reached at  

Product Type
On Demand

Pediatric Obesity: Treatment, Advocacy & Bias

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

Average Rating:
Adolescent |  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Depression |  Diabetes |  Family Medicine |  Genetics |  Hypertension |  Lifestyle Medicine |  Nutrition |  Obesity |  Pediatric Medicine |  Primary Care |  Sleep Apnea |  Surgery
Amy Beck, PhD |  Sarah Hampl, MD
1 Hour 56 Minutes
Short Description:
This presentation will cover guidelines for the care of children and teens with obesity, related advocacy initiatives, and weight bias and its impact on clinical care.

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