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Alan L. Mendelsohn

Alan L. Mendelsohn, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health


Alan Mendelsohn, MD is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Mendelsohn is Director of Research for the Divisions of General and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Co-Director of Biostatistical Analysis Coursework for the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Masters of Science Program in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Mendelsohn is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood, the Academic Pediatric Association Child Poverty Task Force and the NIH/NICHD Biobehavioral and Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee. He has received national recognition for his work as a Zero to Three Leaders for the 21st Century Harris Fellow. Dr. Mendelsohn's research has focused on poverty-related disparities in critical child outcomes including child development, obesity and chronic disease. He has investigated the role of environmental factors, both psychosocial (parent-child interactions, electronic media exposure, maternal depression, maternal literacy/health literacy, feeding practices) and biologic (lead), in relation to these outcomes. Dr. Mendelsohn's studies have demonstrated the potential role for the pediatric primary care setting as a universal platform for promotion of school readiness through enhanced parenting, through interventions such as Reach out and Read and the Video Interaction Project. Dr. Mendelsohn has been the recipient of NIH/NICHD R01 funding as a Principal Investigator since 2005. Dr. Mendelsohn is also a co-author of an instrument (StimQ) that can be used to assess the cognitive home environment in low income households.

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Prg Dir Fellow Developmental-Pediatrics

MD from State University of New York at Stony Brook

Effects of Early Literacy Promotion on Child Language Development and Home Reading Environment: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Guevara, J P; Erkoboni, D; Gerdes, M; Winston, S; Sands, D; Rogers, K; Haecker, T; Jimenez, M E; Mendelsohn, A L

Journal of pediatrics: X. 2020 Spring; 2:

Mendelsohn, Alan L.; Piccolo, Luciane da Rosa; Oliveira, João Batista Araujo; Mazzuchelli, Denise S.R.; Lopez, Aline Sá; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana

Early childhood research quarterly. 2020 Oct 01; 53:601-611

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

Pediatrics (1948). 2020 Sep 03;

Fletcher, Katelyn K; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S

Infancy. 2020 Sep; 25(5):535-551

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

Childhood obesity. 2020 Aug; 16(S1):S4-S13

Canfield, Caitlin F; Miller, Elizabeth B; Shaw, Daniel S; Morris, Pamela; Alonso, Angelica; Mendelsohn, Alan L

Developmental psychology. 2020 Jul; 56(7):1305-1315

Chacko, Anil; Hopkins, Karen; Acri, Mary; Mendelsohn, Alan; Dreyer, Benard

Clinical practice in pediatric psychology. 2020 Jun 01; 8(<prism:issueIdentifier>2):189-194

Glick, Alexander F; Farkas, Jonathan S; Rosenberg, Rebecca E; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Tomopoulos, Suzy; Fierman, Arthur H; Dreyer, Benard P; Migotsky, Michael; Melgar, Jennifer; Yin, H Shonna

Academic pediatrics. 2020 May - Jun; 20(4):516-523