Jessica Rieder, MD, a board-certified specialist in adolescent medicine, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She is founder and Director of the Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B’N Fit) weight management program, a joint venture between the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center.
Dr. Rieder earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Alberta in 1990 and her M.D. degree with honors in research from the same university in 1994. She completed her clinical training including pediatric residency, chief residency, and adolescent medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She joined the pediatric faculty at Einstein/Montefiore upon completion of her fellowship in 2001. In 2003, Dr. Rieder earned a master’s degree in clinical research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Rieder’s academic interests include adolescent obesity and its complications, in particular, ovarian hyperandrogenism or polycystic ovary syndrome. As Director of the B’N Fit Program, she oversees a clinical and research team of physicians, a nutritionist, a social worker, as well as administrative and support staff. Dr. Rieder is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, the New York State Health Foundation, and private foundations to conduct short- and long-term effectiveness evaluations of the B’N Fit Program. Her bibliography includes 14 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and 12 published abstracts presented at national scientific meetings. In 2009, she was recognized for her work with obese teens with the “Peer to Peer” Excellence in Medicine Recognition Award presented by the Bronx County Medical Society.