Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition Program, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN, is an Assistant Professor in the Human Nutrition Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is a Collaborating Mentor for the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a registered dietitian, behavioral scientist, and public health researcher whose research focuses on the intersection of obesity and eating disorders. As a clinician researcher, Dr. Sonneville is also interested in the role of clinicians in preventing weight-related problems among youth and, specifically, how clinicians can talk with young people about weight and health without promoting body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and related problems. Dr. Sonneville has a particular interest in how to engage clinicians and schools in both the primary and secondary prevention of eating disorders and examining the unintended consequences of obesity prevention programs. She was the co-director of STRIPED for several years, providing mentorship to numerous trainees and launching STRIPED’s new line of research and training cost-effectiveness analysis of eating disorders preventive interventions.