Faculty & Staff
MS Teaching Faculty
Sally A. Lederman, Ph.D.
Special Lecturer, Institute of Human Nutrition and Mailman School of Public Health
B.S. Brooklyn College
M.S. Columbia University
Ph.D. Columbia University
Special Studies I & II
Dr. Lederman has been involved in research focused on pregnancy and lactation for more than 3 decades. Her research has included studies of the effects of obesity and changes in body weight and composition during these reproductive stages in both animals and humans, with particular focus on the effects of maternal characteristics on the development of the fetus and breastfeeding child. For several years she lead a study of pregnancy outcome and the growth and development of children who were in utero at the time of the WTC disaster (9-11-01), in collaboration with colleagues at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. Data analysis and manuscript preparation continue on this project, which has followed the health and cognitive development of the offspring through age 7.
Recent Publications - Pubmed
Lederman SA, Jones RL, Caldwell KL, Rauh V, Sheets SE, Tang D, Viswanathan S, Becker M, Stein JL, Wang RY, Perera FP. Relation between cord blood mercury levels and early child development in a World Trade Center cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2008;116:1085-91.
Lederman SA, Becker M, Sheets S, Stein J, Tang D, Weiss L, Perera FP. Modeling exposure to air pollution from the WTC disaster based on reports of perceived air pollution. Risk Anal 2008; 28:287-301.
Perera FP, Tang D, Rauh V, Tu YH, Tsai WY, Becker M, Stein JL, King J, Del Priore G, Lederman SA. Relationship between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-DNA adducts, environmental tobacco smoke, and child development in the World Trade Center cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2007; 115:1497-502.
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 2005; 113:1062-7.
Lederman SA, Rauh V, Weiss L, Stein JL, Hoepner LA, Becker M, Perera FP. The effects of the World Trade Center event on birth outcomes among term deliveries at three lower Manhattan hospitals. Environ Health Perspect 2004; 112:1772-8.