Curriculum

As a Fellow in Pediatric Environmental Health, you engage in didactics, research, clinical pediatrics, mentorship, and seminars in environmental health, in addition to public health studies.

Year 1

In the first year of your fellowship the focus is on education training in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental medicine, and obtaining your MPH degree in Epidemiology through the Mount Sinai Master's in Public Health program.

Years 2 and 3

During your second and third years the curriculum shifts toward mentored research through which you produce publications, meeting presentations/posters, and transition toward independent research with an emphasis on K award applications. We provide you with:

  • a strong methodological base in environmental health principles;
  • a versatile set of skills and resources that can apply to a wide range of scientific questions;
  • courses and experiential training in grant writing and responsible conduct in research; and
  • research training grounded in clinical translational principles.

Goals and Achievements

You are expected to achieve five key goals.

  • An MPH degree focusing on environmental pediatrics
  • Authorship of at least 1-2 publishable manuscripts based on original research
  • Completion of at least 2-3 posters for presentation at regional or national meetings
  • Development of a K grant proposal
  • Evidence of transition toward independent investigator status

Why We are Exceptional

This fellowship program builds on a unique base of children’s environmental health research, including Child Health Exposure Assessment Resource (CHEAR) Lab Hub, the CHEAR Data Center, the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures (NIH P30 Core Center), nearly a dozen child health research cohorts, a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, and the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory, a unique exposome lab that specializes in exposure biomarkers.