Lauren M Zajac, MD, MPH
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Research Topic:Environmental Health
Dr. Lauren Zajac is an Assistant 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 pediatrician who received fellowship training in pediatric environmental health. Dr. Zajac serves as a pediatrician at the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (serving NJ, NY, PR and USVI). She is also faculty at the Graduate School in Public Health, teaching two MPH courses and serving as a track advisor for the Environmental Health Sciences Track. Dr. Zajac is the director of the Children's Environmental Health elective program at Mount Sinai. She was recently appointed as the Clinical Director of the New York State Children's Environmental Health Centers network.
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health
MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Internship & Residency, Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship Training, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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
Zajac LM, Sprecher E, Landrigan PJ, Trasande L. A systematic review of US state environmental legislation and regulation with regards to the prevention of neurodevelopmental disabilities and asthma. Environmental health : a global access science source 2009 Mar; 8.
Gargano JW, Freeland AL, Morrison MA, Stevens K, Zajac LM, Wolkon A, Hightower A, Miller MD, Brunkard JM. Acute gastrointestinal illness following a prolonged community-wide water emergency. Epidemiology and infection 2015 Oct; 143(13).
Zajac LM, Nriagu JO, Savoie K, Hammad A, Jamil H. Costs of environmentally attributable diseases in the Arab-American community in the Detroit area. Ethnicity & disease 2005; 15(1 Suppl 1).