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 Summary

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.


Use of a Low Literacy Written Action Plan to Improve Parent Understanding of Pediatric Asthma Management: A Randomized Controlled Study
Yin, Hsiang Shonna; Gupta, Ruchi; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Dreyer, Benard P; van Schaick, Linda; Brown, Christina R; Encalada, Karen; Sanchez, Dayana; Warren, Christopher; Tomopoulos, Suzy. Use of a Low Literacy Written Action Plan to Improve Parent Understanding of Pediatric Asthma Management: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of asthma. 2017 Jan 3;:0-0 (2386532)

Perception of Child Weight and Feeding Styles in Parents of Chinese-American Preschoolers
Chang, Lucy Y; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Fierman, Arthur H; Au, Loretta Y; Messito, Mary Jo. Perception of Child Weight and Feeding Styles in Parents of Chinese-American Preschoolers. Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2017 Jan 3;:?-? (2386702)

Effect of Medication Label Units of Measure on Parent Choice of Dosing Tool: A Randomized Experiment
Yin, H Shonna; Parker, Ruth M; Sanders, Lee M; Dreyer, Benard P; Mendelsohn, Alan; Bailey, Stacy; Patel, Deesha A; Jimenez, Jessica J; Kim, Kwang-Youn A; Jacobson, Kara; Hedlund, Laurie; Landa, Rosa; Maness, Leslie; Raythatha, Purvi Tailor; McFadden, Terri; Wolf, Michael S. Effect of Medication Label Units of Measure on Parent Choice of Dosing Tool: A Randomized Experiment. Academic pediatrics. 2016 Nov;16(8):734-741 (2101432)

Characteristics Associated With Adding Cereal Into the Bottle Among Immigrant Mother-Infant Dyads of Low Socioeconomic Status and Hispanic Ethnicity
Lucas, Candice Taylor; Messito, Mary Jo; Gross, Rachel S; Tomopoulos, Suzy; Fierman, Arthur H; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Dreyer, Benard; Mendelsohn, Alan L. Characteristics Associated With Adding Cereal Into the Bottle Among Immigrant Mother-Infant Dyads of Low Socioeconomic Status and Hispanic Ethnicity. Journal of nutrition education & behavior. 2016 Oct 15;49(1):27-34.e1 (2279972)

Liquid medication errors and dosing tools: A randomized controlled experiment
Shonna, Yin H; Parker, R M; Sanders, L M; Dreyer, B P; Mendelsohn, A L; Bailey, S; Patel, D A; Jimenez, J J; Kim, K -Y A; Jacobson, K; Hedlund, L; Smith, M C J; Harris, L M; McFadden, T; Wolf, M S. Liquid medication errors and dosing tools: A randomized controlled experiment. Pediatrics (1948). 2016 Oct;138(4):- e20160357 (2284152)