Maida P Galvez, MD, MPH
- PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
- PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Specialties:Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics
Dr. Maida Galvez is a pediatrician whose clinical, research, and advocacy work is dedicated to promoting healthy environments for all children, with a focus on high poverty communities. She is Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she is Founding Director of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center (NYSCHECK)—the first state-wide, publicly funded model for children’s environmental health clinical services in the United States. The model was developed with seed funding over the past 13 years, and in 2017 and in 2022, was awarded five year contracts from the New York State Department of Health. NYSCHECK sites are located across New York State, including in Albany, Buffalo, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester. Mount Sinai serves as the coordinating center. Since 2006, she has also served as Director of the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), a US Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) program that provides environmental health services to communities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. She also serves as the Community Engagement Director for the Mount Sinai Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Conduits and the Mount Sinai P30 Center for Health and Environment Across the Lifespan.
Dr. Galvez works to translate emerging research into programs and policies that prevent and reduce environmental exposures for children, their families, and their communities. She previously served on the EPA’s federal advisory board for the Office of Children’s Health Protection, is a past president of District 2 Chapter 3 American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a current member of the CDC/American Public Health Association National Environmental Health Partnership Council, the Children’s Environmental Health Network Board, the Clean and Healthy Scientific Advisory Panel, and the New School Parsons Healthy Materials Lab Advisory Committee.
Dr. Galvez is a recipient of the 2016 Region 2 EPA Environmental Champion Award, the 2017 Science Champion Award from Clean and Healthy and is a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.
MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Masters in Public Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency, Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Group
Residency, Pediatrics, Jacobi Hospital Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Enviromental Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Science Champion Award, Clean and Healthy New York
Region 2 EPA Environmental Champions Award
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Service and Dedication to the Mission and Goals of the Academy
New Investigator Award
Daniel C. Leicht Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Medicine
Behavioral Science Award for Clinical Excellence in Biopsychosocial Integration
George James Award in Epidemiology
Children's Environmental Health
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Dr. Galvez 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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