General Pediatrics Research
NYU Langone’s Division of General Pediatrics is committed to the advancement of knowledge through research, with the ultimate goal of improving children’s health. The division’s faculty, including clinicians and researchers from primary care pediatrics, the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and the Child Protection Program, conduct comprehensive research that addresses significant public health issues affecting children’s health, care, and wellbeing.
Research interests in the division are wide-ranging and are supported by grants from federal agencies, foundations, and local sources. In the primary care setting, these include poverty-associated health disparities, the role of health literacy in adverse child health outcomes, and strategies to prevent obesity and enhance early child development.
Research and quality improvement interests in the inpatient setting focus on issues that affect children who are in hospitals, including inpatient safety during discharge and transitions of care, postoperative hospital care models and inpatient pain management, child and family engagement in care and research, drug development, and well-newborn care.
Below are examples of some of the research activities within the Division of General Pediatrics:
- poverty-related social determinants of health and pediatric healthcare practice redesign
- Starting Early Program: primary care–based childhood obesity prevention beginning in pregnancy
- health literacy and child health: medication errors, obesity prevention, and asthma management
- smoke exposure and child and adult health
- pediatric hospital medicine best practices
- determinants of child developmental outcomes: digital media exposure, health literacy, and social needs
Division faculty members frequently publish their research in leading peer-reviewed publications. Here is a selection of their recent accomplishments.
Infant Television Watching Predicts Toddler Television Watching in a Low-Income Population
Academic pediatrics. 2021 08 ; 21:988-995
Management of pediatric atopic dermatitis by primary care providers: A systematic review
Academic pediatrics. 2021 Jul 17;
Temporal Trends in Opioid Prescribing Practices in Children, Adolescents, and Younger Adults in the US From 2006 to 2018
JAMA pediatrics. 2021 Jun 28;
Grandparent coresidence and risk of early child overweight and obesity in low-income, Hispanic families in New York City.: Grandparent coresidence and child obesity risk
Academic pediatrics. 2021 May 28;
Effects of electronic cigarettes and hookah (waterpipe) use on home air quality
Tobacco control. 2021 May 21;
Infant and Early Child Appetite Traits and Child Weight and Obesity Risk in Low-Income Hispanic Families
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. 2021 May 11;
Publisher Correction: The impact of smoking different tobacco types on the subgingival microbiome and periodontal health: a pilot study
Scientific reports. 2021 May 03; 11:9762
Social Capital as a Positive Social Determinant of Health: A Narrative Review
Academic pediatrics. 2021 May-Jun; 21:594-599