CAH-Adrenal Laboratory

Research Topics 

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

  • Obesity

  • Adipose Tissue

  • Adrenal Medulla

Research Overview

Her research lab is interested in understanding obesity and adiposity in children and adolescents with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), as these youth have an increased prevalence of obesity beyond normative pediatric populations. We are also interested in various stages of development in CAH youth, from infancy through puberty. We hope to inform prevention efforts and treatment of complications through a better understanding of pathophysiology of CAH and obesity.

We seek to apply novel imaging technology to answer important questions in childhood metabolism and obesity.

Mimi Kim, MD, MSc, is the co-director of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Clinic in the division of Endocrinology.

In the News

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Using Hormone Control

Obesity Linked to Adrenal Disorder in Teens May Increase Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Funding

  • NIH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award – Brain and Adipose Contributors to Food Seeking in Youth with Adrenal Hyperplasia 
  • The James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund - Individual Research Award Food-Seeking Behavior in Childhood Obesity
  • Keston Foundation Research Award – Using Artificial Intelligence to Explore Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Abell Foundation
  • CARES Foundation
    Adrenomedullary Function in Infants and Toddlers with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • CHLA CTSI

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