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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:

Division Publications

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

Hish, Alexander J; Wood, Charles T; Howard, Janna B; Flower, Kori B; Yin, H Shonna; Rothman, Russell L; Delamater, Alan M; Sanders, Lee M; Bian, Aihua; Schildcrout, Jonathan S; Perrin, Eliana M

Academic pediatrics. 2021 08 ; 21:988-995

Management of pediatric atopic dermatitis by primary care providers: A systematic review

Young, Trevor K; Glick, Alexander F; Yin, H Shonna; Kolla, Avani M; Velazquez, Jessica J; Nicholson, Joey; Oza, Vikash S

Academic pediatrics. 2021 Jul 17;

Temporal Trends in Opioid Prescribing Practices in Children, Adolescents, and Younger Adults in the US From 2006 to 2018

Renny, Madeline H; Yin, H Shonna; Jent, Victoria; Hadland, Scott E; Cerdá, Magdalena

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

Katzow, Michelle W; Messito, Mary Jo; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Scott, Marc A; Gross, Rachel S

Academic pediatrics. 2021 May 28;

Effects of electronic cigarettes and hookah (waterpipe) use on home air quality

Shearston, Jenni A; Eazor, James; Lee, Lily; Vilcassim, M J Ruzmyn; Reed, Taylor A; Ort, Deborah; Weitzman, Michael; Gordon, Terry

Tobacco control. 2021 May 21;

Infant and Early Child Appetite Traits and Child Weight and Obesity Risk in Low-Income Hispanic Families

Vandyousefi, Sarvenaz; Gross, Rachel S; Katzow, Michelle W; Scott, Marc A; Messito, Mary Jo

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

Al Kawas, Sausan; Al-Marzooq, Farah; Rahman, Betul; Shearston, Jenni A; Saad, Hiba; Benzina, Dalenda; Weitzman, Michael

Scientific reports. 2021 May 03; 11:9762

Social Capital as a Positive Social Determinant of Health: A Narrative Review

Duh-Leong, Carol; Dreyer, Benard P; Huang, Terry T-K; Katzow, Michelle; Gross, Rachel S; Fierman, Arthur H; Tomopoulos, Suzy; Di Caprio, Cecilia; Yin, H Shonna

Academic pediatrics. 2021 May-Jun; 21:594-599