Perry E Sheffield

Perry E Sheffield, MD, MPH

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health


Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics

Dr. Perry E. Sheffield is Associate Professor in the Departments of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics and a member of the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research and the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, a P30 Core Center of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. 

Dr. Sheffield is co-Director of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center (NYSCEHC) —the first state-wide, publicly funded model for children’s environmental health clinical services in the United States. She also serves as Deputy Director of the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), a US Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program that provides environmental health services to communities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Dr. Sheffield’s research focuses on threats and solutions related to climate change and human health, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations such as children and workers. She has authored or contributed to more than 60 peer-reviewed articles or chapters, primarily focused on extreme heat and air pollution.  She has spoken internationally and nationally on her research and is an advocate for public policies that protect children’s health. She served as a co-author for the US Global Change Research Program 4th National Climate Assessment (2018). She is a member of the U.S. EPA Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee.

Dr. Sheffield also has an adjunct faculty position at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Climate and Health Program. Dr. Sheffield received her MD at the Medical College of Georgia and completed a pediatric residency at the Harriet Lane program of Johns Hopkins Hospital. She holds a MPH from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she completed a fellowship in pediatric environmental health.


MD, Medical College of Georgia

Residency, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship, Pediatric Enviromental Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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