Faculty Profile

Kendrin  Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D.

Kendrin Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D.

  • Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences

  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
  • 3855 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Dr. Sonneville is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Growth and Development. Dr. Sonneville also holds an adjunct appointment at Harvard Medical School and is a Collaborating Mentor for the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) at Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a registered dietitian, behavioral scientist, and public health researcher whose research focuses on the prevention of eating disorders among children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Sonneville uses a weight-inclusive framework to study how to promote health and well-being without inadvertently increasing body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and weight stigma. Dr. Sonneville received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and Doctor of Science in Public Health Nutrition from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

  • Sc.D., Public Health Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 2010
  • M.S., Human Nutrition, Tufts University, 2002
  • B.S., Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Michigan State University, 2000

  • Hahn SL*, Borton KA*, Sonneville KR.  Cross-sectional associations between weight-related health behaviors and weight misperception among U.S. high school students with overweight/obesity.  BMC public health.  2018: 18(1):514.
  • Sonneville KR, Lipson SK. Disparities in eating disorder diagnosis and treatment according to weight status, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and sex among college students. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 Mar 2. doi: 10.1002/eat.22846. PMID: 29500865
  • Hazzard VM*, Borton KA*, Bauer KW, Sonneville KR. Cross-sectional associations between gender-linked personality traits and use of weight-loss and muscle-building products amoung U.S. young adults.  Eat Disord. 2017 Dec 14:1-12. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2017.1415582. PMID: 29240529
  • Hazzard VM*, Hahn SL*, Sonneville KR. Weight misperception and disordered weight control behaviors among U.S. high school students with overweight and obesity: Associations and trends, 1999-2013. Eat Behav. 2017 Jul 13:26:189-195. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2017.07.001. PMID: 28734231
  • Lipson SK, Sonneville KR.  Eating disorder symptoms among undergraduate and graduate students at 12 U.S. colleges and universities. Eat Behav. 2017 Jan;24:81-88. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.12.003. PMID: 28040637
  • Sonneville KR, Thurston IB, Milliren CE, Gooding HC, Richmond TK.  Weight misperception among young adults with overweight/obesity associated with disordered eating behaviors. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 May 24. doi: 10.1002/eat.22565. PMID: 27218865
  • Sonneville KR, Thurston IB, Milliren CE, Kamody RC, Gooding HC, Richmond TK.  Helpful or harmful? prospective association between weight misperception and weight gain among overweight and obese adolescents and young adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Aug 25. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.166.PMID: 26303350
  • Sonneville KR, Calzo JP, Horton NJ, Field AE, Crosby RD, Solmi F, and Micali N. Childhood hyperactivity/inattention and eating disturbances predict binge eating in adolescence. Psychological Medicine. 2015: 22:1-10. PMID: 26098685
  • Sonneville KR, Horton NJ, Micali N, Crosby RD, Swanson SA, Solmi F, Field AE. Longitudinal associations between binge eating and overeating and adverse outcomes among adolescents and young adults: Does loss of control matter? JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Feb;167(2):149-5. PMID: 23229786; PMCID: PMC3654655
  • Sonneville KR, Calzo JP, Horton NJ, Haines J, Austin SB, Field AE. Body satisfaction, weight gain and binge eating among overweight adolescent girls. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Jul;36(7):944-9. PMID: 22565419; PMCID: PMC3394875
  • Field AE, Sonneville KR, Micali N, Crosby RD, Swanson SA, Laird NM, Treasure J, Solmi F, Horton NJ. Prospective association of common eating disorders and adverse outcomes. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;130(2):e289-95. PMID: 22802602; PMCID: PMC3408691
  • Field AE, Sonneville KR, Crosby RD, Swanson SA, Eddy KT, Camargo CA, Jr, Horton NJ, Micali N.Prospective associations of concerns about physique and the development of obesity, binge drinking, and drug use among adolescent boys and young adult men. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jan;168(1):34-9. PMID: 24190655; PMCID: PMC3947325
  • Wright DR, Austin SB, LeAnn Noh H, Jiang Y, Sonneville KR. The cost-effectiveness of school-based eating disorder screening. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep;104(9):1774-82. PMID: 25033131
  • Sonneville KR, Long MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Juice and water intake in infancy and later beverage intake and adiposity: Could juice be a gateway drink? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jan;23(1):170-6. PMID: 25328160; PMCID: PMC4276519
  • Sonneville KR, Grilo CM, Richmond TK, Thurston IB, Jernigan M, Gianini L, Field AE. Prospective association between overvaluation of weight and binge eating among overweight adolescent girls. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan;56(1):25-9. PMID: 25438968; PMCID: PMC4275318