Larry Yin, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Interim Chief, Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at CHLA

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The focus of my research interests is varied but the common themes involve underserved populations, developmental disabilities, screening and intervention. I work within a team of clinicians and researchers to understand disparities in access to services among children with developmental disabilities, improving developmental screening rates in the community, improving health and clinical services for children with developmental disabilities.

Another area of interest has been in pediatric obesity prevention in children with developmental disabilities. We are actively engaged in partnering in the community to develop effective obesity interventions.


  • Pediatricians’ role in healthcare for Latino autistic children: Shared decision-making versus “You’ve got to do everything on your own” Autism. 2023 11; 27(8):2407-2421. . View in PubMed
  • Febrile Illness in 3 Adolescent Patients Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022 01 01; 41(1):85-86. . View in PubMed
  • Sex Differences in Co-occurring Conditions Among Autistic Children and Youth in Florida: A Retrospective Cohort Study (2012-2019) J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Oct; 51(10):3759-3765. . View in PubMed
  • Not just at school: Inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder in a weight management program in a community pediatric setting Autism. 2021 04; 25(3):642-655. . View in PubMed
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in Behavioral Problems and Medication Use Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2020 09 01; 125(5):369-388. . View in PubMed
  • Early Childhood Obesity Among Underserved Families: A Multilevel Community-Academic Partnership Am J Public Health. 2019 04; 109(4):593-596. . View in PubMed
  • Matern Child Health J. 2016 Feb; 20(2):306-14. . View in PubMed
  • “You Can Turn off the Light If You’d Like”: Pediatric Health Care Visits for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an Interactional Achievement Med Anthropol Q. 2015 Dec; 29(4):531-55. . View in PubMed
  • MRI detection of brown adipose tissue with low fat content in newborns with hypothermia Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Feb; 32(2):107-17. . View in PubMed
  • Otoacoustic emissions: a valid, efficient first-line hearing screen for preschool children J Sch Health. 2009 Apr; 79(4):147-52. . View in PubMed
  • Childhood obesity: nursing policy implications J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Aug; 21(4):308-10. . View in PubMed