Christine M. Trapp, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Affiliate)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UConn Health

Research Overview

My research interests lie in the area of childhood obesity with a particular focus on antenatal and neonatal factors that predispose offspring to increased risk for overweight/obesity. I wrote an abstract on the relationship between household food insecurity, dietary patterns and child BMI percentile, which was presented at the 2013 Obesity Society meeting in Atlanta, GA. The related manuscript was recently accepted for publication. I am working with colleagues from the pediatric weight management program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to analyze outcomes from program participants. We just submitted an abstract to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting on medical co-morbidities identified upon presentation to our weight management program. My current research focus is on the relationship between chronic maternal psychosocial stress, weight gain during pregnancy and integrated cortisol responses throughout gestation with the ultimate goal being to understand how these responses affect the developing fetus and in particular weight gain in the offspring. This project is part of a collaborative effort between researchers at CT Children’s Medical Center and UCONN Storrs.


1. B.A. in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA,1996-2000.

2. M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 2001-2005.

3. Pediatric Intern at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005-2006.

4. Pediatric Resident at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2008.

5. Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow at New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center, New York, NY, 2009-2012.

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressConnecticut Children's Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
505 Farmington Ave, 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032