Carine M. Lenders, MD, MS, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, Université de Liège
ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Université de Liège



Dr. Lenders has been the medical director of the NFL Program since 2003. She also heads the Pediatric Nutrition Support Services at Boston Medical Center, and she serves as attending physician for the Nutrition Support Team at the Children's Hospital of Boston.

Dr. Lenders is a former family practitioner with a master’s degree in tropical medicine, who graduated with honors from the State University of Liege, Belgium. She spent several months in the Congo with Médecins sans Frontières and three years in Bangladesh at the International Center of Diarrheal Diseases and Research.

She was a fellow in pediatric nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine), a resident in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellow in the Combined Program of Pediatric Gastroenterology (MGH and Children’s Hospital of Boston-CHB) at Harvard Medical School. She also served as the co-director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at CHB from 1998 to 2003.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Lenders is also an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has received several education grants and is involved in the vertical integration of nutrition at BUSM. She recently edited a clinical guide book on overweight and obesity with Caroline Apovian, MD, that earned an outstanding review in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her current research interests include the relationship of selective dietary components and medications to weight gain and obesity-related conditions.

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The Abbott Fund Institute for Nutrition Science - Extension Program
09/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
Abbott Fund


American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Physician Nutrition Specialist Award
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008 (PI)
American Society for Clinical Nutrition


Scaling up Graduate Medical Education in Nutrition and Obesity for Urban Populations and Nationw...
12/15/2014 - 12/14/2016 (PI)
New Balance Foundation

Nutrition and Obesity Medicine Education
07/01/2013 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
New Balance Foundation

Novel Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Preventive Therapies
09/15/2008 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
NIH-NIDDK

Nutrition and Obesity Medicine Education
11/01/2011 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
New Balance Foundation

Fantastic Kids
08/01/2008 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
New Balance Foundation

Boston Obesity Center - P&F Study
08/01/2003 - 03/31/2004 (PI)
NIH-NIDDK


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Lenders CM, Manders AJ, Perdomo JE, Ireland KA, Barlow SE. Addressing Pediatric Obesity in Ambulatory Care: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Curr Obes Rep. 2016 Jun; 5(2):214-40. PMID: 27048522; DOI: 10.1007/s13679-016-0210-2;.
  2. Young LS, Huong PT, Lam NT, Thu NN, Van HT, Hanh NL, Tuyen le D, Lien DT, Hoc TH, Tuyet CT, Anh NQ, Henry EG, Lenders CM, Gura KM, Bigornia SJ, Apovian CM, Ziegler TR. Nutritional status and feeding practices in gastrointestinal surgery patients at Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016; 25(3):513-20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27440685; DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.092015.15;.
  3. Lee PD, Lustig RH, Lenders C, Baillargeon J, Wilson DM. INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN 1 PREDICTS INSULIN SENSITIVITY AND INSULIN AREA-UNDER-THE-CURVE IN OBESE, NONDIABETIC ADOLESCENTS. Endocr Pract. 2016 Feb; 22(2):136-42. PMID: 26484407; DOI: 10.4158/EP15885.OR;.
  4. Lenders CM. Paediatric obesity: can medications help. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Oct; 22(5):331-9. PMID: 26218173; DOI: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000183;.
  5. Kris-Etherton PM, Akabas SR, Douglas P, Kohlmeier M, Laur C, Lenders CM, Levy MD, Nowson C, Ray S, Pratt CA, Seidner DL, Saltzman E. Nutrition competencies in health professionals'' education and training: a new paradigm. Adv Nutr. 2015 Jan; 6(1):83-7. PMID: 25593146; PMCID: PMC4288283; DOI: 10.3945/an.114.006734;.
  6. Kris-Etherton PM, Akabas SR, Bales CW, Bistrian B, Braun L, Edwards MS, Laur C, Lenders CM, Levy MD, Palmer CA, Pratt CA, Ray S, Rock CL, Saltzman E, Seidner DL, Van Horn L. The need to advance nutrition education in the training of health care professionals and recommended research to evaluate implementation and effectiveness. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 May; 99(5 Suppl):1153S-66S. PMID: 24717343; PMCID: PMC3985217; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.113.073502;.
  7. Lenders CM, Deen DD, Bistrian B, Edwards MS, Seidner DL, McMahon MM, Kohlmeier M, Krebs NF. Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 May; 99(5 Suppl):1174S-83S. PMID: 24646816; PMCID: PMC3985219; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.113.073528;.
  8. Huong PT, Lam NT, Thu NN, Quyen TC, Lien DT, Anh NQ, Henry EG, Oliver L, Apovian CM, Ziegler TR, Lenders C. Prevalence of malnutrition in patients admitted to a major urban tertiary care hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014; 23(3):437-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25164455; DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2014.23.3.19;.
  9. Dimaria-Ghalili RA, Edwards M, Friedman G, Jaferi A, Kohlmeier M, Kris-Etherton P, Lenders C, Palmer C, Wylie-Rosett J. Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Dec; 1306:21-40. PMID: 24329516; DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12334;.
  10. Lenders CM, Lee PD, Feldman HA, Wilson DM, Abrams SH, Gitelman SE, Klish WJ, Wertz MS, Taylor GA, Alongi RT, Chen TC, Holick MF. A cross-sectional study of osteocalcin and body fat measures among obese adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr; 21(4):808-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23712984; DOI: 10.1002/oby.20131;.
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