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

Address
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212/562-6342
Alan.Mendelsohn@nyumc.org


Education

— 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.

Infant Sleep and Parent Health Literacy
Bathory, Eleanor; Tomopoulos, Suzy; Rothman, Russell; Sanders, Lee; Perrin, Eliana M; Mendelsohn, Alan; Dreyer, Benard; Cerra, Maria; Yin, H Shonna. Infant Sleep and Parent Health Literacy. Academic pediatrics. 2016 Mar 12;:?-? (2031952)

Leveraging Healthcare to Promote Responsive Parenting: Impacts of the Video Interaction Project on Parenting Stress
Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Dreyer, Benard P; Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Vlahovicova, Kristina; Ledesma, Jennifer; Mendelsohn, Alan L. Leveraging Healthcare to Promote Responsive Parenting: Impacts of the Video Interaction Project on Parenting Stress. Journal of child & family studies. 2016 Mar;25(3):827-835 (2179512)

Mitigating the Effects of Family Poverty on Early Child Development through Parenting Interventions in Primary Care
Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Mendelsohn, Alan L. Mitigating the Effects of Family Poverty on Early Child Development through Parenting Interventions in Primary Care. Academic pediatrics. 2016 Apr;16(3 Suppl):S112-S120 (2065502)

Material Hardship and Internal Locus of Control Over the Prevention of Child Obesity in Low-Income Hispanic Pregnant Women
Gross, Rachel S; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Gross, Michelle B; Scheinmann, Roberta; Messito, Mary Jo. Material Hardship and Internal Locus of Control Over the Prevention of Child Obesity in Low-Income Hispanic Pregnant Women. Academic pediatrics. 2016 Jul;16(5):468-474 (2175422)

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Primary Care-Based Child Obesity Prevention Intervention on Infant Feeding Practices
Gross, Rachel S; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Gross, Michelle B; Scheinmann, Roberta; Messito, Mary Jo. Randomized Controlled Trial of a Primary Care-Based Child Obesity Prevention Intervention on Infant Feeding Practices. Journal of pediatrics. 2016 Apr 21;174:171-177.e2 (2092412)