Division of Environmental Pediatrics | NYU Langone Health

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Division of Environmental Pediatrics

We lead studies all over the world to research the effects of chemicals on children’s health.

The mission of researchers in the Division of Environmental Pediatrics, part of the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health, is to protect children from environmental hazards.

Our faculty lead targeted research projects to identify chemicals in the environment that contribute to chronic childhood conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. These conditions, among others, affect an increasing number of children worldwide.

We also document the health and economic costs of failing to implement policies that reduce childhood exposures to harmful environmental chemicals and prevent related disease.

Our faculty have led environmental pediatrics research initiatives on four continents, and we have advised local, national, and international leaders on how to effectively shield children from harm. We believe that a coordinated program of clinical care, research, and policy is needed to achieve this goal.

Contact Us

Our offices are located on the first and second floors of the Rivergate Building at 403 East 34th Street in Manhattan. Our research sites include NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.

If you have any questions about our research studies, please contact us.

Research Studies

Through targeted research projects, we determine how environmental hazards lead to childhood disease.

Events & News

Stay up to date on environmental pediatrics news and events.

Faculty Publications

Read the latest papers published by our faculty.

Policy Initiatives

We assess the disease burden and economic costs of childhood exposure to environmental hazards.

Research by the Numbers
1,968

participants in our Children’s Health and Environment prenatal study

976

participants in our Environment and Child Health Outcomes postnatal study

6

current studies funded by the National Institutes of Health