Steering Committee Co-Chair, Actively Changing Together (ACT!) YMCA Program, Co-Chair of Puget Sound Women's Pediatric Society
H. Mollie Greves Grow, MD MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Grow completed her residency and a General Pediatrics fellowship with the National Research Service Award (NRSA) at the University of Washington in 2008. Her research mission is to contribute to effective programs and policies to promote child wellness and prevent pediatric obesity. Her particular focus is serving disadvantaged children through community-based, collaborative partnerships. As a board-certified pediatrician, her clinical work involves attending at Harborview Medical Center outpatient and inpatient pediatric services. She also sees patients on the general pediatric inpatient service at Seattle Children's Hospital. She enjoys teaching well-child care and obesity prevention with an emphasis on combining behavior change and environment change strategies. She has developed expertise in patient-centered communication, specifically motivational interviewing (MI), and its application in childhood obesity care. As research faculty in the Seattle Children's Hospital Center for Child Behavior and Development, she works closely with a multidisciplinary team in studying environmental etiologic factors of the childhood obesity epidemic focused on physical activity promotion, and developing clinical and community programs to treat overweight children. She is grant-funded through a 5-year K23 award from the NIH to study community-based healthy lifestyle promotion programs for overweight youth and their families. Her other research includes school policy and promotion programs. She has previously received funding from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to analyze school policies for physical activity promotion.