Amy Beck, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
+1 415 476-3368

Amy Beck MD MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She practices general pediatrics and is the Co-Director of the pediatric obesity clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on obesity prevention in Latinx infants and toddlers and innovative approaches to treat obesity in Latinx children.  


The 7-day Beverage Intake Questionnaire for Latino Children: Validation of a Culturally Tailored Tool.

Journal of nutrition education and behavior

Beck AL, Fernandez A, Martinez SM

A multi-method evaluation of the Futuros Fuertes intervention to promote healthy feeding, screen time and sleep practices.

Academic pediatrics

Beck AL, Mora R, Joseph G, Perrin E, Cabana M, Schickedanz A, Fernandez A

Weight Gain during the COVID-19 Pandemic in a High-Risk Cohort of Children in San Francisco, CA.

Childhood obesity (Print)

Beck AL, Huang JC, Lendzion L, Fernandez A, Martinez S

Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children - CORRIGENDUM.

Public health nutrition

Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A

A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Among Low-Income Latino Adolescents.

Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Vasquez T, Fernandez A, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Beck AL

Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children.

Public health nutrition

Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A

Embedded Maternal Mental Health Care in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic: A Qualitative Exploration of Mothers' Experiences.

Academic pediatrics

Young CA, Burnett H, Ballinger A, Castro G, Steinberg S, Nau M, Bakken EH, Thomas M, Beck AL

Barriers and facilitators to healthy eating among low-income Latino adolescents.


Beck AL, Iturralde EM, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Keeton V, Fernandez A

Pilot Analysis of Early Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG for Infant Colic Prevention.

Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition

Cabana MD, McKean M, Beck AL, Flaherman V

Full fat milk consumption protects against severe childhood obesity in Latinos.

Preventive medicine reports

Beck AL, Heyman M, Chao C, Wojcicki J

Television During Meals in the First 4 Years of Life.

Clinical pediatrics

Thimmig LM, Cabana MD, Bentz MG, Potocka K, Beck A, Fong L, Chao C, Caughey AB, Wong A, McKean M

Latino Parents' Beliefs about Television Viewing by Infants and Toddlers.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Beck AL, Takayama J, Badiner N, Halpern-Felsher B

Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers.

Maternal and child health journal

Beck AL, Takayama JI, Halpern-Felsher B, Badiner N, Barker JC

Association of beverage consumption with obesity in Mexican American children.

Public health nutrition

Beck AL, Tschann J, Butte NF, Penilla C, Greenspan LC

Peptide YY: a gut hormone associated with anorexia during infectious diarrhea in children.

The Journal of pediatrics

Beck AL, Cabrera L, Pan WK, Cama V, Friedland JS, Ghatei MA, Bloom SR, Lewis J, Gilman RH