Alan L. Mendelsohn

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Alan Mendelsohn

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics;Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Prg Dir Fellow Developmental-Pediatrics

Contact Info

462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016



— NYU School of Medicine, Residency Training
— NYU School of Medicine, Clinical Fellowships
— SUNY Stony Brook, Medical Education

Research Interests

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.

Primary Care Parenting Intervention and Its Effects on the Use of Physical Punishment Among Low-Income Parents of Toddlers
Canfield, Caitlin F; Weisleder, Adriana; Cates, Carolyn B; Huberman, Harris S; Dreyer, Benard P; Legano, Lori A; Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Seery, Anne; Mendelsohn, Alan L
2015-09-20; 1536-7312,Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics - id: 1779312, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Leveraging healthcare to promote responsive parenting: Impacts of the video interaction project on parenting stress
Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Dreyer, Benard P; Berkule Johnson, Samantha; Vlahovicova, Kristina; Ledesma, Jennifer; Mendelsohn, Alan L
2015-09-03; 1573-2843,Journal of child & family studies - id: 1754212, year: 2015

Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories
Hutton, John S; Horowitz-Kraus, Tzipi; Mendelsohn, Alan L; DeWitt, Tom; Holland, Scott K
2015-08-17; 1098-4275,Pediatrics (1948) - id: 1721672, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Perceptions about parental engagement among hispanic immigrant mothers of first graders from low-income backgrounds
Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Arevalo, Jenny; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Dreyer, Benard P; Mendelsohn, Alan L
2015-09-17; 1573-1707,Early childhood education journal - id: 1776022, year: 2015

Reducing maternal depressive symptoms through promotion of parenting in pediatric primary care
Berkule, Samantha B; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Dreyer, Benard P; Huberman, Harris S; Arevalo, Jenny; Burtchen, Nina; Weisleder, Adriana; Mendelsohn, Alan L
2014-04-24; 0009-9228,Clinical pediatrics - id: 889452, year: 2014 Journal Article