June 9, 2015 (Noon–1 p.m.)
Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD
6100 Executive Boulevard, 4B01 Conference Room, Bethesda, Maryland
Alan Mendelsohn, M.D. , from the New York University School of Medicine, will present about efforts to encourage positive parenting behaviors and school readiness in a primary care setting.
This presentation is part of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior Research Speaker Series, supported by the CDBB.
Dr. Mendelsohn’s research has focused on poverty-related disparities in critical child outcomes including child development, obesity, and chronic disease. He has investigated the role of environmental factors, both psychosocial (i.e., parent-child interactions, electronic media exposure, maternal depression, maternal literacy/ health literacy, and feeding practices) and biologic (i.e., lead, phthalates). His work has demonstrated the role of pediatric primary care as a universal platform for promotion of school readiness through enhanced parenting and interventions such as “Reach Out and Read” and the Video Interaction Project. He has been an NICHD-funded Principal Investigator since 2005. Dr. Mendelsohn is also a co-author of an instrument (StimQ) that assesses the cognitive home environment in low income households; it is used by investigators in the U.S. and internationally.
This event is open to the public, but seating is limited; please RSVP to Laureen Lee no later than June 5, 2015.
If you require a sign language interpreter and/or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Laureen Lee.
Laureen Lee, CDBB, DER, NICHD
Tel: (301) 402–5261