Director of Nutrition Training, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sonneville is a behavioral scientist and public health prevention researcher whose research interests include the intersection of eating disorders and obesity and the integrated prevention of weight-related disorders. Dr. Sonneville and her colleagues recently published a study in the International Journal of Obesity which demonstrated that overweight girls who were at least somewhat satisfied with their bodies gained less weight and were less likely to start binge eating than their dissatisfied peers. Dr. Sonneville is a registered dietitian in Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she serves as co-director of the Promotion Recognition Education Prevention (PREP) clinic. Her areas of clinical expertise include eating disorders, overweight, body image, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Dr. Sonneville is a past recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and received the 2012 Estherann Grace Teaching Award from the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She serves as the Massachusetts Delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a professional member of the Multiservice Eating Disorders Association. She has authored countless health guides and blogs for teen girls the Center for Young Women’s Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sonneville is the inventor of the SonneWheel, an innovative tool that calculates BMI and provides sex- and age-specific BMI percentiles for children ages 2 to 20. Dr. Sonneville received her ScD from Harvard School of Public Health.