Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity,
Medical Director, Austin ISD Student Health Services, UT Southwestern - Austin Programs, UT Austin
Department of Advertising, UT-Austin Department of Nutrition
Dr. Stephen Pont (BA UT-Austin; MD, UT Southwestern, MPH Vanderbilt) is the founding medical director of Dell Children’s Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, which includesa bilingual interdisciplinary weight managemnet clinic, individial and group family-based programs, and other education, advocacy, and research initiatives. Dr. Pont's research focuses on clinic and community-based interventions empowering healthy lifestyles. Health communication interests include health marketing/leanwashing, behavior change counselling techniques such as motivational interviewing, health promoting apps such as Choose Healthier, and weight stigma. Dr. Pont frequently contributes to health media stories in English and Spanish, including writing and delivering a monthly health segment on Austin Fox’s Good Day Austin, is a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is the recipient of the 2017 UT School of Public Health Texas Health Champion Award.