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Sally Ann Lederman

Special Lecturer of Population and Family Health

Special Lecturer of the Institute of Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons (Home Department)

Dr Sally Ann Lederman's research focuses on pregnancy and lactation, including the biological determinants of pregnancy outcome, including the effects of prepregnancy weight and weight gain on the outcome of pregnancy; environmental exposures; psychosocial factors that influence birth weight and the course of pregnancy; metabolic adjustments for pregnancy and lactation; lactational and gestational nutrient needs and the factors that determine them; and energy metabolism and body composition changes during pregnancy and lactation. In recent years this work has lead to some emphasis on the effects of maternal obesity on later maternal and infant outcomes.
Education & Training:

    PhD, 1980, Columbia University, GSAS, New York, NY

    Other, 1966, Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York, NY

    BS, 1957, Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York, NY

    MS, 1976(ABD), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

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Mailman School Affiliations:

  • Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

University Affiliations:

  • Institute of Human Nutrition  Special Lecturer

Additional Affiliations:

  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, American Society for Nutrition
  • Member, American Women in Science
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences
New York City
    Masters Program in Nutrition

Selected Publications:
  • Perera, F., Tang, D., Whyatt, R., Lederman, SA., Jedrychowski, W. DNA damage from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in mothers and newborns from northern Manhattan, the World Trade Center area, Poland, and China . Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 14 709-14 2005
  • Heymsfield,SB.,Lohman, TG., Wang,Z., Going, SB. (eds.) Human Body Composition Human Kinetics IL 299-311 2005
  • Perera FP, Tang D, Rauh V, Lester K, Tsai WY, Tu YH, Weiss L, Hoepner L, King J, Del Priore G, Lederman SA. Relationships Among Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-DNA Adducts, Proximity to the World Trade Center and Effects on Fetal Growth Environ Health Perspect 113 1062-7 2005
  • Lederman SA, Rauh V, Weiss L, Stein JL, Hoepner LA, Becker M, Perera FP. Proximity to the WTC on and after 9-11-01 and its Effect on Birth Outcomes at Three Lower Manhattan Hospitals. Environ Health Perspect 112 1772-8 2004
  • Lederman, SA. Influence of lactation on body weight regulation Nutrition Reviews 62 112-19 2004
  • Lederman, SA., Akabas, S., Moore BJ. Summary of the Presentations at the Conference on Preventing Childhood Obesity, December 8, 2003 Pediatrics 114 1146-73 2004
  • Lederman, SA., Alfasi, G., Deckelbaum, RJ. Pregnancy-Associated Obesity in Black Women in New York City Maternal Child Health Journal 6 37-42 2002
  • Lloyd, ME., Lederman, SA. Anthropometry and moderate malnutrition in preschool children. Indian J. Pediat 69 771-4 2002
  • Lederman, SA., Paxton, A., Heymsfield, SB., Wang, J., Thornton, JC., Pierson, RN, Jr. Maternal fat and water gain during pregnancy: Do they raise infant birth weight? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 180 235-40 1999
  • Sloan, NL., Lederman, SA., Leighton, J., Himes, JH., Rush, D. Protein consumption in pregnancy: the effects of differences in prenatal dietary protein intake on birth weight. Nutrition Research 21 129-39 2001

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Institute of Human Nutrition, 630 W. 168th St. PH15, Rm1512

New York, NY 10032


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