Institute for Pediatric and Lifecourse Epidemiology Research

The Institute for Pediatric Health and Lifecourse Epidemiology brings together transdisciplinary expertise to foster research examining the influence of early life risk factors on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. In particular, the institute focuses on the early roots of health inequities and how variations in social determinants of health across the life span shapes disease risk. Institute members also investigate disparities in biological aging to understand how early and lifecourse adversities are biological embedded. The institute also represents a platform for early career investigators with interest in lifecourse epidemiology, connecting them to experts, mentors, and resources.


Associate Directors:

  • Michael Cabana, M.D., M.P.H.

    Michael Cabana, M.D., M.P.H.

    The Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Physician-in-Chief, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

  • Marina Reznik, M.D., M.S.

    Marina Reznik, M.D., M.S.

    Vice Chair for Clinical and Community-Based Pediatrics
    Professor of Pediatrics


  • 1U01DK134988 - Metabolic, Behavioral, and social determinants of youth onset T2D
  • R01 M.D.015204 - Social stress, epigenetics and cardiometabolic health among Latino youth
  • 1R01DK116028 - Preconceptional Health of Latinas and its association with child adiposity
  • 1R01HL102130 - Hispanic Community Children Health/Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth)
  • 1RF1AG077639 - Early and life course socioeconomic adversity and dementia risk in Hispanic/Latinos
  • R01 HL152475 - Nasal epithelial epigenomics and transcriptomics and asthma in Hispanic adults
  • 4R33HL147908 - Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools (Asthma-PASS)
  • 6R01HL133789 - Promoting Asthma Guidelines and Management through Technology-Based Intervention and Care Coordination (PRAGMATIC)



Postdoctoral fellows:

  • Paola Filigrana, Ph.D.
  • Monica Batalha, Ph.D.


Carmen R. Isasi