Karen Wilson, MD, MPH
Dr. Wilson is the Debra and Leon Black Professor and Division Chief of General Pediatrics, and the Vice-Chair for Clinical and Translational Research for the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount. Sinai. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s in Public Health, and MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Academic General Pediatric fellowship also at the University of Rochester. Dr. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience researching the impact of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure on children, tobacco smoke exposure in multi-unit housing, and how to help parents quit smoking. More recently, she has developed a research program in secondhand marijuana smoke exposure, and has called attention to concerns over children’s exposure with increased legalization. Dr. Wilson has had an R01 from NCI to study an inpatient parent smoking cessation intervention, and she is one of the Principal Investigators of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence. She is the Chair of the AAP’s Tobacco Consortium. In addition, Dr. Wilson is also the Chair Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network Executive Council, and Deputy Editor of Hospital Pediatrics.