Ihuoma U. Eneli, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

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Contact Information

Ambulatory Pediatrics
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4953
FX: (614) 722-6132

Location Information for Patients

Dublin Close to Home Center at 5675 Venture Dr.

Biography

Ihuoma U. Eneli, MD, MS, is Medical Director at the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr Eneli oversees the assessment clinics and medical weight management programs. Her clinical and research interest is on medical interventions for overweight children, particularly from the health care providers’ perspective. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Eneli was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • University of Nigeria
    Date Completed: 06/30/1989

Residency

  • Sparrow Health System
    Date Completed: 08/24/1997

Fellowship

  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicin
    Date Completed: 05/31/2003

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Ambulatory Pediatrics

Specialty:

  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/31/2006

Publications

  • Eneli,Ihuoma,U; Wang,Wei; Kelleher,Kelly. 2013. Identification and Counseling for Obesity Among Children on Psychotropic Medications in Ambulatory Settings.  OBESITY. Vol. 21, no. 8. (August): 1656-1661.
  • Hampl,Sarah; Demeule,Michelle; Eneli,Ihuoma; Frank,Maura; Hawkins,Mary,Jane; Kirk,Shelley; Morris,Patricia; Sallinen,Bethany,J; Santos,Melissa; Ward,Wendy,L; Rhodes,Erinn. 2013. Parent Perspectives on Attrition From Tertiary Care Pediatric Weight Management Programs.  CLINICAL PEDIATRICS. Vol. 52, no. 6. (June): 513-519.
  • Watowicz,Rosanna,P; Taylor,Christopher,A; Eneli,Ihuoma,U. 2013. Lifestyle Behaviors of Obese Children Following Parental Weight Loss Surgery.  OBESITY SURGERY. Vol. 23, no. 2. (February): 173-178.
  • Tylka,Tracy,L; Eneli,Ihuoma,U; Van Diest,Ashley,MKroon; Lumeng,Julie,C. 2013. Which adaptive maternal eating behaviors predict child feeding practices? An examination with mothers of 2- to 5-year-old children.  EATING BEHAVIORS. Vol. 14, no. 1. (January): 57-63.
  • French GM, Nicholson L, Skybo T, Klein EG, Schwirian PM, Murray-Johnson L,. 2012. An evaluation of mother-centered anticipatory guidance to reduce obesogenic infant feeding behaviors.  Pediatrics. Vol. 130(3), no. September: e507-17. Epub 2012 Aug 13..
  • Watowicz R, Taylor C, Eneli IU. 2012. Lifestyle behaviors of obese children following parental weight loss surgery.  Obesity Surgery. Vol. Sept 1, no. September: eEpub.
  • French,Gina,M; Nicholson,Lisa; Skybo,Theresa; Klein,Elizabeth,G; Schwirian,Patricia,M; Murray-Johnson,Lisa; Sternstein,Amy; Eneli,Ihuoma; Boettner,Beth; Groner,Judith,A. 2012. An Evaluation of Mother-Centered Anticipatory Guidance to Reduce Obesogenic Infant Feeding Behaviors.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 130, no. 3. (September): E507-E517.
  • Hampl,Sarah; Paves,Heather; Laubscher,Katie; Eneli,Ihuoma. 2011. Patient Engagement and Attrition in Pediatric Obesity Clinics and Programs: Results and Recommendations.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 128, no. September: S59-S64.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma; Norwood,Victoria; Hampl,Sarah; Ferris,Michelle; Hibbeln,Trillium; Patterson,Kellee; Pomietto,Maureen; Hassink,Sandra. 2011. Perspectives on Obesity Programs at Children's Hospitals: Insights From Senior Program Administrators.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 128, no. September: S86-S90.
  • Nicholson L, Schwirian PM, Klein EG, Skybo T, Murray-Johnson L, Eneli IU, Boettner B,French G, Groner JA. 2011. Recruitment and Retention Strategies in Longitudinal Clinical Studies with Low-Income Populations.  Contemporary Clinical Trials. Vol. Volume 32, no. Issue 3. (May): 353-362.
  • Nicholson,Lisa,M; Schwirian,Patricia,M; Klein,Elizabeth,G; Skybo,Theresa; Murray-Johnson,Lisa; Eneli,Ihuoma; Boettner,Bethany; French,Gina,M; Groner,Judith,A. 2011. Recruitment and retention strategies in longitudinal clinical studies with low-income populations.  CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS. Vol. 32, no. 3. (May): 353-362.
  • Eneli IU, Norwood V, Hampl S, Ferris M, Hibbeln T, Patterson K, Pomietto M, Hassink S. 2011. Perspectives on Obesity Programs at Children’s Hospitals: Insights from Senior Administrators.  Pediatrics.
  • Hampl S, Paves H, Laubscher K, Eneli IU. 2011. Ensuring the Right Start and a Strong Finish: TheRace to Get and Keep Families Engaged in Obesity Treatment Programs.  Pediatrics.
  • Eneli IU, Norwood V, Hampl S, Ferris M, Hibbeln T, Patterson K, Pomietto M, Hassink S. 2010. Planning, Building and Sustaining a Pediatric Obesity Program: A Survival Guide. Co-sponsored by the National Association for children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and AAP. In National Association for children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) Obesity Focus Group
  • Andrews,Kyle,R; Silk,Kami,S; Eneli,Ihuoma,U. 2010. Parents as Health Promoters: A Theory of Planned Behavior Perspective on the Prevention of Childhood Obesity.  JOURNAL OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION. Vol. 15, no. 1. (January): 95-107.
  • Andrews KR, Silk KS, Eneli IU. 2010. Parents as Health Promoters: A Theory of Planned Behavior Perspective on the Prevention of Childhood Obesity.  Journal of Health Communication. Vol. 1, no. 15. (January): 95-107.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma,U; Crum,Peggy; Tylka,Tracy,L. 2009. One-size-does-not-fit-all: A Case for Further Research on the Tenets of the Trust Model.  OBESITY. Vol. 17, no. 8. (August): 1478-1480.
  • Eneli IU, Crum P, Tylka TL. 2009. One-size-does-not-fit-all: A case for further research on the tenets of the trust model.  Obesity. Vol. 8, no. 17. (August): 1478-1480.
  • Groner JA; Skybo T; Murray-Johnson L; Schwirian P; Eneli I; Sternstein A; Klein E; French G. 2009. Anticipatory guidance for prevention of childhood obesity: design of the MOMS project.  Clinical Pediatrics. Vol. 48, no. 5. (June): e483.
  • Groner,Judith,A; Skybo,Theresa; Murray-Johnson,Lisa; Schwirian,Patricia; Eneli,Ihuoma; Sternstein,Amy; Klein,Elizabeth; French,Gina. 2009. Anticipatory Guidance for Prevention of Childhood Obesity: Design of the MOMS Project.  CLINICAL PEDIATRICS. Vol. 48, no. 5. (June): 483-492.
  • Karmaus,W; Osuch,J,R; Eneli,I; Mudd,L,M; Zhang,J; Mikucki,D; HAAN,P; Davis,S. 2009. Maternal levels of dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethylene (DDE) may increase weight and body mass index in adult female offspring.  OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. Vol. 66, no. 3. (March): 143-149.
  • Karmaus W; Osuch JR; Eneli I; Mudd LM; Zhang J; Mikucki D; Haan P; Davis S. 2009. Maternal levels of dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethylene (DDE) may increase weight and body mass index in adult female offspring.  Occupational And Environmental Medicine. Vol. 66, no. 3. (March): e143.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma,U; Crum,Peggy,A; Tylka,Tracy,L. 2008. The trust model: A different feeding paradigm for managing childhood obesity.  OBESITY. Vol. 16, no. 10. (October): 2197-2204.
  • Leung,Alexander,KC; Eneli,I; Davies,H,Dele. 2008. Necrotizing fasciitis in children.  PEDIATRIC ANNALS. Vol. 37, no. 10. (October): 704-710.
  • Eneli IU, Crum PA, Tylka TL. 2008. The trust model: a different feeding paradigm for managing childhood obesity. Review.  Obesity. Vol. 16, no. 10. (October): 2197-2204.
  • Leung AK; Eneli I; Davies HD. 2008. Necrotizing fasciitis in children.  Pediatric Annals. Vol. 37, no. 10. (October): e704.
  • Eneli IU, Cunningham A, Woolford SJ. 2008. The pediatric multidisciplinary program: an update.  Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 25, no. 2. (September): 129-136.
  • Eneli IU, Cunningham A, Woolford SJ. 2008. The pediatric multidisciplinary obesity program: an update.  Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 25(2), no. September: 129-136.
  • Eneli IU; Skybo T; Camargo CA Jr. 2008. Weight loss and asthma: a systematic review.  Thorax. Vol. 63, no. 8. (August): e671.
  • Eneli,I,U; Skybo,T; Camargo,C,A. 2008. Weight loss and asthma: a systematic review.  THORAX. Vol. 63, no. 8. (August): 671-676.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma,U; Keast,Debra,R; Rappley,Marsha,D; Camargo,Carlos,A. 2008. Adequacy of two ambulatory care surveillance systems for tracking childhood obesity practice patterns.  PUBLIC HEALTH. Vol. 122, no. 7. (July): 700-707.
  • Eneli IU, Keast DR, Rappley MD, Camargo CA Jr. 2008. Adequacy of two ambulatory care surveillance systems for tracking childhood obesity practice patterns.  Public Health.. Vol. 122, no. 7. (July): 700-707.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma,U; Kalogiros,Ioanna,D; McDonald,Kaitlin,A; Todem,David. 2007. Parental preferences on addressing weight-related issues in children.  CLINICAL PEDIATRICS. Vol. 46, no. 7. (September): 612-618.
  • Eneli I; Davies HD. 2007. Epidemiology and outcome of necrotizing fasciitis in children: an active surveillance study of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 151, no. 1. (July): e79.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma; Davies,H,Dele. 2007. Epidemiology and outcome of necrotizing Fasciitis in children: An active surveillance study of the Canadian paediatric surveillance program.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. Vol. 151, no. 1. (July): 79-84.
  • Eneli I, Mantinan-McDaniels K. 2007. Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity. In Obesity in Childhood and Adolescents, Vol. 1. Edited by Fitzgerald H and Davies HD. Westport: Praeger Press.
  • Eneli IU, Kalogiros ID, McDonald KA, Todem D. 2007. Parental preferences on addressing weight-related issues in children.  Clinical Pediatrics (Phila). Vol. 46, no. 7. (January): 612-618.
  • Eneli I, Mantinan-McDaniels K. 2007. Managing the overweight child. In Obesity in Childhood and Adolescents, Vol. 2. Edited by Fitzgerald H and Davies HD. Westport: Praeger Press.
  • Eneli IU. 2006. Does Acetaminophens trigger or even cause asthma? Clinical Consultation.  The Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 2005. Vol. 26(11), no. November: e461.
  • Eneli I; West M; Sigal Y; Martel JN; Lazerson J; Halthore SN; LaBeaud AD; Leonard EG; McComsey GA. 2006. Index of suspicion.  Pediatrics In Review / American Academy Of Pediatrics. Vol. 27, no. 10. (October): e389.
  • Eneli,Ihuoma; West,Markeeta; Sigal,Yakov; Martel,Joseph,N; Lazerson,Jack; Halthore,Srivinas,N; LaBeaud,A,Desiree; Leonard,Ethan,G; McComsey,Grace,A. 2006. Index of suspicion.  PEDIATRICS IN REVIEW. Vol. 27, no. 10. (October): 389-394.
  • Eneli IU; Karmaus WK; Davis S; Kuehr J. 2006. Airway hyperresponsiveness and body mass index: the Child Health and Environment Cohort Study in Hesse, Germany.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 41, no. 6. (June): e530.
  • Eneli,I,U; Karmaus,W,K; Davis,S; Kuehr,J. 2006. Airway hyperresponsiveness and body mass index: The Child Health and Environment Cohort Study in Hesse, Germany.  PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. Vol. 41, no. 6. (June): 530-537.
  • Eneli I; Davies HD. 2006. Screening and counseling for obesity in the ambulatory care setting.  Pediatrics. Vol. 117, no. 3. (March): 984; author reply 984-5.
  • Eneli,I; Davies,H,D. 2006. Screening and counseling for obesity in the ambulatory care setting.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 117, no. 3. (March): 984-984.
  • Eneli,I; Sadri,K; Camargo,C; Barr,R,G. 2005. Acetaminophen and the risk of asthma - The epidemiologic and pathophysiologic evidence.  CHEST. Vol. 127, no. 2. (February): 604-612.
  • Eneli I; Sadri K; Camargo C Jr; Barr RG. 2005. Acetaminophen and the risk of asthma: the epidemiologic and pathophysiologic evidence.  Chest. Vol. 127, no. 2. (February): e604.
  • Karmaus,W; Eneli,I. 2003. Maternal atopy and the number of offspring: Is there an association?.  PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 14, no. 6. (December): 470-474.
  • Karmaus W; Eneli I. 2003. Maternal atopy and the number of offspring: is there an association?.  Pediatric Allergy And Immunology: Official Publication Of The European Society Of Pediatric Allergy And Immunology. Vol. 14, no. 6. (December): e470.
  • Eneli I; Karmaus W. 2002. Body mass index and asthma.  Thorax. Vol. 57, no. 8. (August): e752.
  • Eneli,I; Karmaus,W. 2002. Body mass index and asthma.  THORAX. Vol. 57, no. 8. (August): 752-752.
  • Rappley,M,D; Eneli,I,U; Mullan,P,B; Alvarez,F,J; Wang,J; Luo,Z,H; Gardiner,J,C. 2002. Patterns of psychotropic medication use in very young children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.  JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS. Vol. 23, no. 1. (February): 23-30.
  • Rappley MD; Mullan PB; Alvarez FJ; Eneli IU; Wang J; Gardiner JC. 1999. Diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and use of psychotropic medication in very young children.  Archives Of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Vol. 153, no. 10. (October): e1039.
  • Eneli IU. 1998. Otitis Media: An Update.  Medical Update for Psychiatrist. Vol. 3(5), no. October: 165-169.
  • Eneli IU, Wang W, Kelleher K. Identification and counseling for obesity among children on psychotropic medications in ambulatory settings.  Obesity.
  • Eneli IU, Tylka TL, Watowicz RP, Lumeng JC. Maternal and Child Feeding Roles in the Feeding Relationship: What are Mother's Doing?.  Clinical Pediatrics.
  • Hampl S, Demeule, M, Eneli I et al. Parent perspectives on attrition from tertiary care pediatric weight management programs.  Clinical Pediatrics.
  • Tylka TL, Kroon Van Diest AM, Eneli IU, Lumeng J. Which Adaptive Maternal Eating Behaviors Predict Child Feeding Practices? An Examination with Mothers of 2- to 5-Year Old Children.  Eating Behaviors.
  • Ihuoma U Eneli, Gerri Cannon-Smith. Systems of Care and Quality Improvement: Guiding the Care of the Child with Obesity. In Clinical Management of Childhood Obesity. Edited by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Eneli IU, Oza-Frank R, Grover K, Miller R, Kelleher K. . Instituting a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Ban: Experience from a Children’s Hospital.  American Journal of Public Health.
  • Eneli I, Davies HD. Epidemiology and outcome of necrotizing fasciitis in children: an active surveillance study of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program. Journal of Pediatrics 151(1): 79-84, 84.e1, 2007.
  • Eneli I, Davies HD. Epidemiology of childhood obesity. In: Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence, Volume 1. (Fitzgerald H & Davies HD, eds). Praeger Press, 2007.
  • Eneli IU, Kalogiros ID, McDonald KA, Todem D. Parental preferences on addressing weight-related issues in children. Clinical Pediatrics 46(7): 612-8, 2007, (Epub June 6, 2007).
  • Eneli I, Mantinan-McDaniels K. Managing the overweight child. In: Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence, Volume 2. (Fitzgerald H & Davies HD, eds). Praeger Press, 2007.
  • Eneli IU, Kalogiros ID, McDonald KA, Todem D. Parental preferences on addressing weight-related issues in children. Clinical Pediatrics 46(7): 612-8, September 2007.
  • Eneli IU, Davies HD. Epidemiology and outcome of necrotizing fasciitis in children: an active surveillance study of the Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program. Journal of Pediatrics 151(1): 79-84, 84.e1, July 2007.
  • Eneli IU, Davies HD. Epidemiology of childhood obesity. In: Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence, Volume 1, (Fitzgerald H & Davies HD, eds.), Praeger Press, 2007.
  • Eneli IU, Mantinan-McDaniels K. Managing the overweight child. In: Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence, Volume 2 ( Fitzgerald H and Davies HD, eds.), Praeger Press, 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Grant Reviewer, Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), 2007
  • Selected Fellow, The Annual Minority Investigators Workshop on Behavioral Methodologies, National Cancer Institute, 2007
  • Grant Reviewer, Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE),Pennsylvania Department of Health and Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Selected Fellow, The Annual Minority Investigators Workshop on Behavioral Methodologies, National Cancer Institute
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