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.
Persistent organic pollutants exposure in newborn dried blood spots and infant weight status: A case-control study of low-income Hispanic mother-infant pairs
Environmental pollution. 2020 December; 267:
Prenatal and Pediatric Primary Care-Based Child Obesity Prevention Program: A Randomized Trial
Pediatrics (1948). 2020 Sep 03;
AFRI_Starting Early Program Impacts on Feeding at Infant 10 Months Age: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Childhood obesity. 2020 Aug ; 16:S4-S13
Assessing Diet Quality in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Cohort of Low-Income Toddlers
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology & nutrition. JPGN. 2020 Jul 30;
Material Hardships and Infant and Toddler Sleep Duration in Low-Income Hispanic Families
Academic pediatrics. 2020 Jul 07;
Are Low-Income, Diverse Mothers Able to Meet Breastfeeding Intentions After 2 Months of Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding medicine. 2020 Jul ; 15:435-442
Health Literacy and Pediatric Health
Studies in health technology & informatics. 2020 Jun 25; 269:72-94
Associations Between Food Insecurity and Parental Feeding Behaviors of Toddlers
Academic pediatrics. 2020 May 31;