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Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH

New York, New York
Speaker Topic: Climate Change, Pediatric Environmental Health, Toxics
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board; Member, PSR-NY
School Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pediatric Environmental Health
  • Toxics
  • Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
  • Climate Change and Children's Health
  • Advocacy

Why PSR?

I became involved with PSR during my first year of medical school because I was impressed by its dedication to environmental health advocacy and peace work. The health/medical voice is a crucial part of the current environmental and peace movement, and PSR does a wonderful job with education, outreach, and policy work. I have continued to be part of PSR (and will continue to be part of PSR throughout my career) because I strongly support their vision and actions.

Biographical Sketch

Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York City, and serves on the national board of directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility and participates in the PSR NY Chapter. She is a pediatrician at the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and the clinical director of the Children's Environmental Health elective program at Mount Sinai. She also is a professor in the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program.

Dr. Zajac is a graduate of ISMMS and subsequently completed a residency training program in Social Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY.  After residency, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Environmental Health at ISMMS.  She is currently a Co-Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) NY Chapter 3 Committee on Environmental Health.  Prior to her career in medicine, Lauren earned an MPH from the University of Michigan and worked as an environmental health advocate at non-profit organizations.

To request Dr. Zajac as a speaker, please email or call 202-667-4260.

Page Updated November 28, 2017

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Zajac L, Sprecher E, Landrigan P, Trasande L. A systematic review of US state environmental legislation and regulation with regards to the prevention of neurodevelopmental disabilities and asthma. Environmental Health. 2009 Mar; 8(9): online. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19323818.