Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD, MPH is Director of Pediatric Weight Management and an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center. She is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University. Her research focuses on early life prevention of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities in obesity and related complications. She led the implementation and evaluation of the WIC-arm of the CDC-funded MA-CORD multi-sector childhood obesity prevention intervention which resulted population-wide improvements in weight gain and reduction in obesity risk factors among children age 2-4 years. Her current research projects focus on prevention of early life risk factors for obesity and its liver complications in vulnerable populations.