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Maida Galvez

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
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  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Focus

  • Environmental Pediatrics

Training Areas


  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Masters in Public Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Montefiore Medical Group

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Jacobi Hospital Center

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Enviromental Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Dr. Maida Galvez, a board certified Pediatrician, completed the Academic Pediatric Association sponsored fellowship in Environmental Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics. She directs Mount Sinai's Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and practices General Pediatrics. She is Co-Principal Investigator and a designated New Investigator of an NIEHS and EPA funded research project entitled "Growing Up Healthy in East Harlem," a community based participatory research project examining the environmental determinants of childhood obesity. She is also Co-Investigator of an NIEHS/NCI funded project assessing environmental determinants of puberty in girls. Her areas of interests include the urban built environment, endocrine disruptors, and childhood growth and development. Her undergraduate degree is from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Sciences/City College of New York.  She received her MD and MPH from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, trained in the Social Pediatrics Residency Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a Pediatric Chief Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY.


  • 2008 -
    American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Service and Dedication to the Mission and Goals of the Academy
    American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

  • 2003 -
    New Investigator Award
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Protection Agency

  • 2001 -
    Behavioral Science Award for Clinical Excellence in Biopsychosocial Integration
    Department of Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 2001 -
    Daniel C. Leicht Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Medicine
    Department of Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 1998 -
    George James Award in Epidemiology
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Built Environment and Childhood Obesity, Endocrine Disruptors, Children's Environmental Health


Biro FM, Galvez MP, Greenspan LC, Succop PA, Vangeepuram N, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum S, Windham GC, Kushi LH, Wolff MS. Pubertal Assessment Method and Baseline Characteristics in a Mixed Longitudinal Study of Girls. Pediatrics 2010 September; 126(3): 583-590.

Galvez MP, Pearl M, Yen I. Childhood Obesity and the Built Environment. Current Opinions in Pediatrics 2010 April; 22(2): 202-207.

Landrigan PJ, Rauh VA, Galvez MP. Environmental Justice and the Health of Children. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine;.

Sheffield PE, Galvez MP. US Childhood Obesity and Climate Change: Moving Toward Shared Environmental Health Solutions. Environmental Justice 2009; 2(4).

Childhood Obesity and Neighborhood Food Store Availability in an Inner City Community. Academic Pediatrics 2009 Sept-Oct; 9(5): 339-343.

Teitelbaum SL, Britton JA, Calafat AM, Wolff MS, Reidy JA, Galvez MP, Brenner BL, Ye X. Temporal Variability in Urinary Concentrations of Phthalate Metabolites, Phytoestrogens and Phenols among Children. Environ Res 2007 Oct;.

Landrigan PJ, Forman J, Galvez MP, Newman B, Engel SM, Chemtob C. Impact of September 11 World Trade Center disaster on children and pregnant women. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2008 Mar-Apr; 75(2): 129-134.

Galvez MP, Morland K, Siskind J, Godbold J, Kobil J, Britton JA, Brenner B, Raines C. Race and Food Store Availability in an Inner City Neighborhood. Public Health Nutr 2007 Oct;.

Galvez MP, Forman JA, Graber N, Peters R. Effective Risk Communication in Children's Environmental Health: Lessons learned from 9/11. Pediatr Clin North Am 2007 February; 54(1): 33-46.

Trasande L, Boscarino J, Graber N, Falk R, Schechter C, Galvez MP, Dunkel G, Geslani J, Moline J, Kaplan-Liss E, Miller RK, Korfmacher K, Carpenter D, Forman J, Balk SJ, Laraque D, Frumkin H, Landrigan P. The environment in pediatric practice: a study of New York pediatricians' attitudes, beliefs, and practices towards children's environmental health. J Urban Health 2006 Jul; 83(4): 760-72.

Braganza SF, Galvez MP, Ozuah PO. When parents ask about diet therapy for ADHD. Contemporary Pediatrics 2006 May 1; 23(5): 47-9.

Teitelbaum S, Calafat A, Britton J, Silva M, Wolff M, Reidy J, Brenner B, Galvez M, Ye X. How Representative is a Single Urine Sample of a Six-month Average for Urinary Phthalate Metabolites and Bisphenol A?. Epidemiology 2006 November; 17(6): S335-S336.

Galvez MP, Frieden TR, Landrigan PJ. Childhood Obesity in the 21st Century [editorial]. Environmental Health Perspectives 2003 Oct; 11(13): A684-5.

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Dr. Galvez did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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