Laurie Miller Brotman, PhD, is a Prevention Science Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry. Dr. Brotman is a clinical developmental psychologist and prevention scientist whose research focuses on the promotion of healthy development among low-income children. She has dedicated her career to the development and study of family-centered interventions in early childhood to support mental health, physical health, and academic success among ethnically diverse children from underserved communities.
Dr. Brotman has been conducting research on young children and families in low-income urban neighborhoods for over 20 years. Her current work focuses on family and school-based preventive interventions for young children. Dr. Brotman is the developer of ParentCorps, a population-level family-centered, school-based intervention that aims to attenuate the adverse effects of poverty on child development. Findings from two randomized controlled trials indicate that ParentCorps has the potential to contribute to national efforts to eliminate the achievement gap and health disparities for poor, minority children. Dr. Brotman has had continuous funding from NIH since 1997 and is currently principal investigator on grants from the NIMH and Institute for Education Sciences.
Dr. Brotman earned her PhD in clinical developmental psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) post-doctoral research fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Columbia University.
Prior to joining the Child Study Center faculty in 1998, Dr. Brotman was a faculty member in the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University.
At NYU, Dr. Brotman 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 prevention course development committee for the NYU Global Institute of Public Health. She is on the editorial board of Prevention Science and Aggressive Behavior. Dr. Brotman's work has been published in Pediatrics, Archives of General Psychiatry, Child Development, and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has served two terms on the board of directors of the Society for Prevention Research and was awarded the Society's prestigious 2009 Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award. In 2009, Dr. Brotman was named to the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders.