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Dr Hammer has had a longstanding interest in factors influencing the development of childhood obesity. In particular, his studies have focused on early determinants of eating behavior, physical activity, and parenting behavior in relation to early feeding decisions and parental influences on diet and eating. With the current epidemic of child obesity and it's comorbidities, he is currently involved in the development of obesity toolkits for pediatric providers at the state and local level and in the development and evaluation of protocols for use of bariatric surgery in the treatment of morbidly obese adolescents.