Psychology Colloquium: Poverty, Parenting, and Screen Time: Implications for Healthcare


Suzy Tomopoulos, MD FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
NYU School of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital Center


Poverty, Parenting, and Screen Time: Implications for Healthcare


Adverse effects (developmental, psychological, epigenetic) from poverty and toxic stress are already present by school entry.  Digital media has potential to exacerbate poverty-related disparities in development and school readiness in part through complex interplay with parent-child interactions. There is a need for primary prevention beginning in early childhood. Relational health is a critical target for interventions as positive parenting is a strong buffer against toxic stress. Pediatric primary care is a population-scalable platform for promotion of parenting and school readiness. Interventions within pediatric primary care can achieve universal promotion at low cost and provide links to community, home, and early education programs. Working together across disciplines with the American Academy of Pediatrics is important to build goals and policy focusing on child outcomes and school readiness.

Faculty Host

Rachel Barr

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

White-Gravenor Hall, Wright Lounge (Rm. 311-C)
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Students, Faculty/Staff


Georgetown College, Psychology


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Psychology Department

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