Current and Past Fellows

Current Fellows

Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD (2010-2013)
Research Interest: Understanding the Synergistic Roles of Exercise, Diet and The Built Environment as Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity

Geoffrey Collins, MD (2011-2014)
Research Interest: Examining the effects of bicycling on adolescent physical and mental health, with a particular focus on obesity and social connectivity.

Andrea Deierlein, PhD (2010-2013)
Research Interest: Examining the Effects of Prenatal and Early Life Exposures to Nutrition and Environmental Toxins on The Development of Obesity and Related Conditions

Sarah Evans, PhD (2011-2014)
Research Interest: Investigating the effects of gestational exposure to phthalates on brain development and epigenetics in a rat model.

Mana Mann, MD, MPH (2010-2013)
Research Interest: The effects of using solar-powered cook stoves for meal preparation on respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function of children living in slums and stone-crusher sites in Northwest India and Parental PTSD as a risk factor for adolescent behavioral impairment and PTSD 6-7 years after the 9/11 disaster

Past Fellows

Joel Forman, MD (1999-2002)
Pediatric Residency Program Director and Vice-Chair for Education, Icahn School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine

Maida Galvez, MD, MPH (2002-2005)
Mount Sinai PEHSU Director
Assistant Professor, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine

Nathan Graber, MD, MPH (2003-2006)
Director, Environmental and Occupational Disease Epidemiology, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Department, Saint Barnabas Hospital Bronx, New York
Adjunct Instructor, Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine

Michele La Merrill, PhD (2008-2011)
Research Interests: Epigenetic changes induced in human placentas by prenatal exposure to chemicals found in plastics; chemical contribution to causation of obesity

Amir Miodovnik, MD, MPH (2008-2011)
Research Interest: Exposures to chemical pollutants and neurodevelopment

Angkana Roy, MD, MPH (2008-2010)
Research Interest: Environmental control practices in pediatric asthma

Andrea Schwartz, MD (2010-2011)
Research Interest: Developing Mathematical Projections of The Future Course of The Obesity Epidemic in American Children and Its Associated Economic Costs

Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH (2007-2010)
Research Interest: Health impacts of climate change

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP (2003-2006)
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine
Co-Principal Investigator, NY-Northern NJ NCS Center, National Children's Study
Principal Investigator, Nassau County Location, National Children's Study
Location Director, Queens Vanguard Center, National Children's Study

Nita Vangeepuram, MD, MPH (2005-2008)
Clinical Instructor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine



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