Sally Ann Lederman

Sally Ann Lederman

Sally Ann Lederman

Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health


Institute of Human Nutrition, 630 W. 168th St. PH15, Rm1512
New York NY USA 10032
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Dr Sally Ann Lederman's research has focused on pregnancy and lactation, including the biological determinants of pregnancy outcome; the effects of prepregnancy weight and weight gain on the outcome of pregnancy; environmental exposure effects; psychosocial factors that influence birth weight and the course of pregnancy; metabolic adjustments for pregnancy and lactation; lactational and gestational nutrient needs and the factors that determine them; and energy metabolism and body composition changes during pregnancy and lactation. In recent years, this work has lead to some emphasis on the effects of maternal obesity on later maternal and infant outcomes. Dr. Lederman is Associate Director of the MS Program in Nutrition at the Institute of Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons.


PhD, 1980, Columbia University, GSAS, New York, NY
Other, 1966, Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York, NY
BS, 1957, Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York, NY
MS, 1976, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

Columbia Affiliations

Special Lecturer, Institute of Human Nutrition

Other Affiliations

Member, American Public Health Association
Member, American Society for Nutrition
Member, American Women in Science
Member, New York Academy of Sciences

Select Publications

Perera, F., Tang, D., Whyatt, R., Lederman, SA., Jedrychowski, W. DNA damage from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in mothers and newborns from northern Manhattan, the World Trade Center area, Poland, and China . Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 14 709-14 2005
Heymsfield,SB.,Lohman, TG., Wang,Z., Going, SB. (eds.) Human Body Composition Human Kinetics IL 299-311 2005
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 113 1062-7 2005
Lederman SA, Rauh V, Weiss L, Stein JL, Hoepner LA, Becker M, Perera FP. Proximity to the WTC on and after 9-11-01 and its Effect on Birth Outcomes at Three Lower Manhattan Hospitals. Environ Health Perspect 112 1772-8 2004
Lederman, SA. Influence of lactation on body weight regulation Nutrition Reviews 62 112-19 2004
Lederman, SA., Akabas, S., Moore BJ. Summary of the Presentations at the Conference on Preventing Childhood Obesity, December 8, 2003 Pediatrics 114 1146-73 2004
Lederman, SA., Alfasi, G., Deckelbaum, RJ. Pregnancy-Associated Obesity in Black Women in New York City Maternal Child Health Journal 6 37-42 2002
Lloyd, ME., Lederman, SA. Anthropometry and moderate malnutrition in preschool children. Indian J. Pediat 69 771-4 2002
Lederman, SA., Paxton, A., Heymsfield, SB., Wang, J., Thornton, JC., Pierson, RN, Jr. Maternal fat and water gain during pregnancy: Do they raise infant birth weight? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 180 235-40 1999
Sloan, NL., Lederman, SA., Leighton, J., Himes, JH., Rush, D. Protein consumption in pregnancy: the effects of differences in prenatal dietary protein intake on birth weight. Nutrition Research 21 129-39 2001

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