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Joni Hemond; MD, FAAP

Dr. Hemond is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Hemond also serves as the Medical Director for the University’s Teen Mother and Child Program/ Teen Health Clinic located at the South Main Public Health Center in Salt Lake County. This multidisciplinary program provides primary pediatric and prenatal health care, as well as psychosocial services by a team of professionals. Dr. Hemond’s special interests include childhood obesity, breastfeeding rates among teenagers, rapid repeat teen pregnancies and resident education. She is currently focused on a project in which teenage mothers in her program are given intensive education and goal-setting around obesity-preventing behaviors in an attempt to prevent obesity in their children. Dr. Hemond received her B.S. in Biology at Boston College in Chesnut Hill, MA, obtained her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, NY, and completed an internship and pediatric residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. She practiced urban pediatrics in an underserved setting in southern New Jersey for five years before joining the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics in September 2007. Dr. Hemond is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.


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