H. Shonna Yin, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Yin leads HELPix intervention research and directs the HELPix web based initiative.

She provides medical expertise that has shaped the development of the HELPix medication instruction sheets and the HELPix intervention.

Dr. Yin is responsible for obtaining funding for all HELPix research initiatives.

Dr. Yin is a Board-certified Pediatrician, Instructor of Pediatrics, and an attending physician at the NYU School of Medicine / Bellevue Hospital Center.

Her primary research focuses on health literacy and pediatric health, and resultant disparities.

As part of this work, she is studying the link between parent health literacy and outpatient medication administration errors, as well as the impact of parent health literacy on issues such as health care utilization and preventive care.

She collaborates with a multidisciplinary group of educators, providers, families, and community organizations through Bellevue Hospital’s Health Education and Literacy for Parents (HELP) project, a program to assist low literacy, limited English proficient parents of young children in understanding health information.

Dr. Yin received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained her medical degree from the University of Rochester.

After completing an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine, she was accepted to the CDC/NYU Medicine and Public Health Research Fellowship program, where she earned a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Yin was recently awarded the 2007 Pfizer Fellowship in Health Literacy/Clear Health Communication.