Faculty and Staff
MS Core 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
Cowell WJ, Lederman SA , Sjodin A , Jones R, Wang S, Perera FP, Wang R, Rauh V, Herbstman JB. Prenatal Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Child Attention Problems at 3-7 years. Neurotoxicol Teratology (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ntt.2015.08.009
Widen EM, Factor-Litvak PM, Gallagher D, Paxton A, Pierson RN. Jr., Heymsfield SB, Lederman SA. The pattern of gestational weight gain is associated with changes in maternal body composition and neonatal size. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Oct;19(10):2286-94. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1747-5.
Herbstman JB, Wang S, Perera FP, Lederman SA, Vishnevetsky J, Rundle AG, Hoepner LA, Qu L, Tang D. Predictors and consequences of global DNA methylation in cord blood and at three years. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 4;8(9):e72824. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072824.
Akabas SR, Lederman SA, Moore BJ (Eds.) Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences. Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, 2012.
Lederman SA. The relation of pregnancy and lactation to obesity development in the mother and child. In, Akabas SR, Lederman SA, Moore BJ (Eds.) Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences. Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2012.
Thomas DM, Navarro-Barrientos JE, Rivera DE, Heymsfield SB, Bredlau C, Redman LM, Martin CK, Lederman SA, Collins LM, Butte NF. A dynamic energy balance model predicting gestational weight gain. Amer J Clin Nutr 2012;95:115-22.
- Fall 2017 Master of Science Program application will open December 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Fall 2017 Nutritional and Metabolic Biology PhD program application is now closed and will reopen in fall 2017.