Lauren M Zajac, MD, MPH
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Specialties:Pediatrics, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Research Topics:Environmental Health, Public Health
Dr. Lauren Zajac is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training in pediatric environmental health. Dr. Zajac serves as the clinical director for both the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (serving NJ, NY, PR and USVI) and the New York State Children's Environmental Health Center network. Dr. Zajac is the director of the Children's Environmental Health elective program at Mount Sinai. As faculty at the Graduate School in Public Health, she teaches MPH courses and serves as track advisor for the Environmental Health Track. Dr. Zajac is also an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) executive committee for the Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change.
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health
MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Fellowship, Pediatric Enviromental Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health
Chairman’s Award for Research
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
Bela Schick Pediatric Society Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics
Award for Outstanding Service Beyond the Mount Sinai Community
Award for Innovation
Social Determinants of Health
screening for social determinants of health in the primary care setting
prenatal and childhood exposures to environmental toxins
Prenatal Lead Exposure
impact of prenatal lead exposure from toxic waste sites in low/middle income countries
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Dr. Zajac did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2022 and/or 2023: 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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