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.
Addressing Health Literacy in Pediatric Practice: A Health Equity Lens
Pediatric clinics of North America. 2023 Aug ; 70:745-760
Prenatal oxidative stress and rapid infant weight gain
International journal of obesity (2005). 2023 Jul ; 47:583-589
Prenatal Dietary Patterns and Associations With Weight-Related Pregnancy Outcomes in Hispanic Women With Low Incomes
Childhood obesity. 2023 May 02;
Untargeted Metabolomics to Characterize the Urinary Chemical Landscape of E-Cigarette Users
Chemical research in toxicology. 2023 Apr 17; 36:630-642
Parental Perspectives on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development
Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics. 2023 Apr 01; 44:e204-e211
High prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors amongst young adults in the United Arab Emirates: the UAE Healthy Future Study
BMC cardiovascular disorders. 2023 Mar 15; 23:137
Longitudinal data support university-based biomedical entrepreneurship education programs
Nature biotechnology. 2023 Mar ; 41:429-431
Social Support and Breastfeeding Outcomes Among a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Population
American journal of preventive medicine. 2023 Mar ; 64:352-360