Lauren E. Goldberg, MD, MS

  • Clinician-Research Fellow

Dr. Lauren Goldberg is a General Academic Pediatric Fellow in her third year of training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine on a HRSA/NRSA T32 Fellowship grant. She is completing a Master’s of Science in clinical research at The University of Pittsburgh. Her primary research interests are school-based interventions for pediatric obesity prevention and improving health literacy. Her research focuses on addressing gaps between pediatric health care, schools, and community-based programs. She is partnering with our hospital’s community engagement team on a number of projects, including evaluating how community pediatricians can better partner with school nurses to promote child health, evaluating school health policies and practices currently in place in Pittsburgh Schools, and improving nutrition label health literacy to empower children and families make healthy beverage choices.  Clinically, she is studying to become board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Towards that goal, she provides clinical care in a Healthy Habits weight management clinic imbedded in the Pediatric Primary Care clinic. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-Present
  • Obesity Medicine Society, 2016-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association, 2017-Present
  • Obesity Medicine Association, 2018-Present
  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2019-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Creative Writing, Emory University, 2008
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • MD, University of Central Florida, 2015
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education, 2018-Present
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Chicago, 2015-2018
  • Fellowship in Primary Care, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018-Present

Selected Publications

Poris S, Goldberg L, Miner J. Laparoscopic repair of a subxiphoid hernia after omental flap reconstruction. CRSLS e2015.00061. DOI: 10.4293/CRSLS.2015.00061.

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Grants

Fresh Food for Families: A Home Delivery Model to Promote Food Security, (PI, 100% effort), 2020-2021, Community PARTners Core at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) WORDOUT Community Research Dissemination Challenge, $7,500