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Meet the CHLA CAH Clinical Research Team!

Mimi Kim

MD, Msc

Mimi graduated from Brown University with a B.Sc. in Biology and Dartmouth Medical School. She obtained her Pediatrics training at RUSH Medical Center and Pediatric Endocrinology training back at Brown – Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Mimi spent a year at the NIH Clinical Center doing clinical research in CAH, before joining Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Endocrinology in 2009. She is the Co-Director of the CAH Comprehensive Care Clinic and enjoys providing a comprehensive program of care for patients and their families living with CAH.

Norma Martinez

Clinical Research Coordinator

Amy Seagroves

MD

Amy grew up in Concord, NH and went to college at Fordham University in Bronx, NY, majoring in biology and history. She developed a passion for working with children and decided to become a pediatrician. While studying medicine at Albert Einstein in Bronx, she met many patients with diabetes and obesity, and became interested in endocrinology. She got tired of the cold, dreary Northeast winters and decided to go to residency at UC Irvine/Children’s Hospital Orange County. Lucky for us, Amy decided to stay in sunny Southern California for fellowship and continues to be interested in diabetes and obesity. Her research looks at food choices in patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

Nate Overholtzer

BS, Clinical Research Coordinator

Nate graduated from the University of Southern California in 2019 with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and M.S. in Global Medicine. His research interests include the intersections of neuroscience and endocrinology research, specifically in eating behavior. Nate hopes to continue his education by pursuing a Medical Doctorate and eventually becoming a physician-scientist.

Nicole Fraga

BS, Clinical Research Assistant

Nicole graduated from Brown University in 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology. Her research interests include the intersection of behavior, neuroscience, and endocrinology in dietary decision making . As a research assistant, she enjoys continuously learning and interacting with other researchers. Nicole aspires to be a pediatric physician-scientist who works with underserved populations.

William Kim

BA, Clinical Research Assistant

William received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a postbaccalaureate student at the University of Southern California. When he’s not helping out with research inside the lab, he can be found on the golf course, at the gym, or at home spending time with his pet dog and family.

Gagandeep Bhullar

BS, Clinical Research Assistant

Gagandeep received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior along with a minor in Human Development from the University of California, Davis. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Southern California. She is interested in research with the Kim Lab because she feels that it will yield insights that will empower health professionals to provide long-term preventive care to patients in order to prevent epidemics such as that of childhood obesity.


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