CHP Names New Physician to Berkshire Pediatrics

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Dr. Janice Pride-Boone has joined CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, with a special interest in pediatric obesity.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1981 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Pride-Boone most recently worked as locum tenens physician with the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, N.M., and at pediatric practices in Plattsburgh and Brooklyn.

From 1985-1995, Pride-Boone practiced pediatrics in the Albany, N.Y., area, including at Whitney M. Young Community Health Center, where she established a pediatric obesity program.

In 2003, with her particular interest in pediatric obesity, Pride-Boone founded Strong Me! Weight Management Program, in the Albany, N.Y., area. She now serves as the organization's medical director.

In her earlier career, she worked with pediatric practices in Louisiana and later Tennessee, where she was also an adjunct professor of nutrition at the University of Memphis.

She completed her pediatric internship and junior residency at Johns Hopkins University Hospital followed by a senior residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She earned her bachelor's degree at Barnard College, and is also certified in Marriage and Family Therapy. She now serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Pediatric Obesity. She is also a board member of Globesity and has served on a variety of nonprofit boards.

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