Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow Joseph Skelton, MD, FTOS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Prevention at Wakeforest Baptist Medical Center.
Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?
A: I am an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wakeforest Baptist Medical Center.
Q: Can you tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory?
A: I work on investigating attrition from pediatric weight management programs through investigation of family function and experience in weight management.
Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?
A: Endurance, creativity and networking
Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?
A: Broaden research methodologies, particularly theoretical frameworks
Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?