Primary Care Pediatrics Education & Research
NYU Langone’s primary care pediatrics faculty at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue care for a largely underserved patient population in a multidisciplinary, patient-centered setting that includes nursing, social work, child life, nutrition, and mental health services. In addition, patients are also treated for minor acute illness and receive chronic disease management and care coordination.
The Bellevue pediatric clinic serves as the continuity of care site for all NYU Grossman School of Medicine pediatrics residents and as a training site for NYU Grossman School of Medicine students. Primary care pediatrics faculty members are active as clinical and didactic educators of all trainees and conduct research with a particular focus on the health and care of underserved children. The research interests of the faculty are varied, including the role of health literacy in healthcare communication and primary care–based strategies to prevent obesity and enhance early child development. Other research by faculty examines the impact of media exposure on young children and screening for social determinants of health.
Faculty members provide leadership and clinical input in the development of standards of pediatric care for the NYC Health + Hospitals system, the largest public healthcare system in the United States.
General pediatricians in private practice also participate in the training of medical students and residents who rotate through their office settings. In addition, some of the private practice faculty supervise medical students and residents in the Bellevue pediatric clinic.