CEHD in the News

A selection of news items written by or involving CEHD faculty members.



February 25, 2014

An early education program that aims to close the achievement gap by engaging families and helping young children get kindergarten-ready is coming to Astoria's P.S. 17 through a partnership between local nonprofit Zone 126 and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dana Rhule, PhD, is quoted.


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December 26, 2011

Dr. Laurie Miller Brotman, director of the CSC’s Institute for Prevention Science, spoke to WebMD about a recently released study on obesity. The new findings, published in the January issue of Pediatrics, show that toddlers who have poor relationships with their mothers are twice as likely to be obese by the time they are teenagers. These results are in line with Dr. Brotman’s research which has also suggested that parenting style and parent training can affect childhood obesity.


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December 01, 2011

The NYU Child Study Center's Laurie Miller Brotman, PhD, and her team of researchers have published a paper in the journal Pediatrics based on their groundbreaking research into the prevention of childhood obesity. Dr. Miller Brotman's team looked at whether early childhood interventions aimed at improving basic parenting practices could have a positive impact on childhood obesity, a national problem that is of increasing concern.


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March 10, 2011

Washington Square News highlighted the ParentCorps Program in a recent piece. They spoke to Bukky Kolawole, PsyD, clinical assistant professor, and Katherine Rosenblatt, LMSW, clinical assistant professor, about ParentCorps which is a 14-week program aimed to help Pre-K students develop positive social habits and behavioral skills. Over the last 10 years, the program has been adopted by 10 public schools in New York with over 1,000 children currently enrolled.


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February 04, 2011

Center for Early Childhood Health and Development investigators found that a brief program for families of Pre-Kindergarten students attending schools in disadvantaged urban communities called ParentCorps improved children's behavior at school.


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