Lunch seminar: "'Poor Brains': Poverty, preterm birth and long term outcomes" - Shetal Shah ’96, MD and Heather Brumberg, MD, MPH
Tuesday, Nov. 5th - 12:15pm-1:00pm
015 Robertson Hall
Shetal I. Shah MD FAAP
Dr. Shetal Shah is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Neonatology at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of New York Medical College and a practicing neonatologist, researcher and child-health advocate. He earned a B.S. at Princeton University Magna Cum Laude in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology followed by an M.D. with Honors at Cornell University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in Neonatology at New York University. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
A former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Shah is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves as Treasurer and chairman of the Legislative Committee for Long Island. He also serves on the Academy’s state-wide District II Policy and Advocacy Committee. He is a recipient of the American Medical Association’s Leadership Award and the National Physician Advocate Award. He has been honored for his advocacy work with children by the New York State Legislature, the American Academy of Pediatrics and both the 111th and 112th United States Congresses.
His clinical research interests include the provision and acceptance of parents to immunization and smoking cessation in the NICU, focusing on vaccination rates and referral to smoking cessation services. Combining this work with advocacy he co-authored two New York State Laws aimed at reducing influenza and whooping cough infection in newborns. He is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and over 100 scientific abstracts.
Heather L. Brumberg, MD, MPH, FAAP
Heather L. Brumberg, MD, MPH is board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at New York Medical College . She is the Director of Neonatal Public Health Programs, Coordinator of the Regional Perinatal Center, and Medical Director of the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Westchester Medical Center and Co-Chair of the New York State Outcomes Committee. Dr. Brumberg completed her fellowship in Neonatology at Yale New Haven Medical center and hold an MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health. Prior to that she received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard University. Dr. Brumberg is a practicing neonatologist, researcher and through her public health outreach, is working to improve practice and care of premature infants in the Lower Hudson Valley region.
Her research interests include neonatal nutrition, the regional epidemiology of congenital anomalies and prematurity, and preconception health. Dr. Brumberg has won the National Perinatal Association Research Award and has been selected as one of “America’s Top Pediatricians.” She is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research. She has served as a Member-at-Large for the past three years and is a member of the AAP New York Chapter 3 Environmental Subcommittee, the national AAP Council on Environmental Health and serves as co-chair of the APA Environmental Health Special Interest Group.
Lunch will be served.
Audience: This event is for students, faculty and staff only. RSVP required. Non-WWS students: to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31st. WWS students will receive a separate invitation on the week prior to the event.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.