Dr. Suzanne Lazorick is currently Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where her main focus is childhood obesity research. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for medical school and a master’s degree in Public Health and remained there for residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She practiced several years in primary care at a rural health center before returning to UNC for fellowship training in Primary Care Research and Preventive Medicine. Her current clinical work is in a tertiary care clinic for obese children at the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center. She works with several state-wide efforts for obesity prevention in North Carolina, has served on several state committees for the Division of Public Health, and played a key role in the development of North Carolina’s Childhood Obesity Toolkit for physicians. She has partnered with a teacher in rural NC to study a middle school-based obesity intervention, and since July 2009 is funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar Award to study the effectiveness of the intervention. Nationally she serves on a planning group for the American Academy of Pediatrics working to improve online continuing education materials to teach quality improvement strategies in pediatric practice. Her teaching for the Department of Public Health includes an elective course on Maternal and Child Health and various activities with medical students and residents teaching principles of population health and prevention.