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Dr. Laurie Miller Brotman, ‘15

Dr. Laurie Miller Brotman, ‘15

Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Early Childhood Development and Professor of Population Health and Psychiatry, NYU School Medicine: New York, NY

Laurie Miller Brotman, Ph.D., is the Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Early Childhood Development and Professor of Population Health and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. 

Dr. Brotman earned a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, and a PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed an NIMH post-doctoral research fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and has been a tenured faculty member at NYU since 1998.

Dr. Brotman has dedicated her research career to promoting positive outcomes among vulnerable children and families. Current grants from the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institute of Child Health and Development support longitudinal and experimental studies of nearly 2,000 Black and Latino, low-income families as their children make the critical transition to school. 

Dr. Brotman is the developer of ParentCorps, a family-centered, school-based universal early childhood intervention that has been shown in rigorous trials to promote positive parenting, school readiness, academic achievement, mental health and physical health among low-income, minority children. In partnership with local and state leaders in education and health, Dr. Brotman and colleagues are working to scale ParentCorps as an enhancement to Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs to reduce achievement and opportunity gaps and health disparities for low-income children. 

At NYU Langone, Dr. Brotman currently serves as a member of the School of Medicine's Committee on Appointments and Promotions, the Community Engagement and Population Health Research Faculty Steering Committee of the Clinical Translational Science Institute, and the Coordinating Council of the NYULMC’s Community Service Plan.  At NYU, Dr. Brotman is a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Human Development and Social Change, the Global Institute of Public Health, and the Center for Population Sciences.

Dr. Brotman served two terms on the board of directors of the Society for Prevention Research and is Chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting. In 2009, Dr. Brotman was awarded the Society's Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award and named to the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders. In 2014, Dr. Brotman was awarded the Helen Bull Vandervort Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Human Ecology of Cornell University.