Sarah Commisso Armstrong

Sarah Commisso Armstrong
Professor of Pediatrics
ALICE Program
Duke Clinical Leadership Program
Third Year Mentor - Epidemiology and Public Health Study Program (EPH)
Third Year Mentor - Primary Care Leadership Track (PCLT)
Campus mail: 4020 N. Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 620-5374

Dr. Armstrong's clinical and research interests include pediatric nutrition and the treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity, along with related health problems. As director of the Duke Children's Healthy Lifestyles Program, Dr. Armstrong oversees a cohort of over 3000 overweight children and teenagers. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity.  Dr. Armstrong's research focuses on leveraging innovative strategies to improve children's nutrition and activity, including mobile health interventions, community partnerships, and medication or surgical approaches.

Education and Training

  • University of Virginia, M.D. 2000
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Internship & Residency, Pediatrics


Adolescent Obesity

Filled with short, succinct chapters written by experts in the field of Adolescent Medicine, this handbook covers the major health issues that practicing clinicians regularly encounter in the care of teens and young adults.