Benard P. Dreyer

  • Specialties: Developmental, Pediatrics
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 1-866-733-7698


  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Div Dir Behavioral Dev Pediatrics
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics), 2002
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 1975
Education and Training
  • Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1974

Locations and Appointments

58 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Pediatric Inpatient Associates

550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 1-866-733-7698

NYU Pediatric Inpatient Associates

301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003


Phone: 212-263-5940

NYU Langone Fink Ambulatory Care Center

160 East 32nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-263-5940

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My Research

The work of my group has focused on the problems of poor immigrant families living in urban environments. We have studied the effects of family homelessness on growth of development and health status of children. We have looked at the effect of environmental toxins, such as lead, on early childhood development. And we have tested low-intensity clinic-based interventions that have the potential to improve early childhood language and cognitive development as well as parent-child interactions. To find out more about our important NIH-funded research, go to

Recently, we have begun looking at the effect of media violence on child behavior, and have begun to test interventions to decrease childhood obesity through a focus on parenting in early childhood. Finally, we are looking at novel methods to improve parent understanding by the use of pictograms and plain language materials to communicate with parents with low health literacy.

Major Areas of Investigation
*Interventions to promote cognitive and language development in early childhood among poor children.
*Prevention of childhood obesity.
*The effect of media violence on early childhood behavior.
*Health literacy of parents and children and its effect on patient outcomes, as well as interventions to improve patient outcomes in families with low health literacy


  • Primary Care Parenting Intervention and Its Effects on the Use of Physical Punishment Among Low-Income Parents of Toddlers

    Canfield, Caitlin F; Weisleder, Adriana; Cates, Carolyn B; Huberman, Harris S; Dreyer, Benard P; Legano, Lori A; Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Seery, Anne; Mendelsohn, Alan L
    Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics. 2015 Sep. ?-?

  • Leveraging healthcare to promote responsive parenting: Impacts of the video interaction project on parenting stress

    Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Dreyer, Benard P; Berkule Johnson, Samantha; Vlahovicova, Kristina; Ledesma, Jennifer; Mendelsohn, Alan L
    Journal of child & family studies. 2015. . Aug 2015: ?-?

  • Perceptions about parental engagement among hispanic immigrant mothers of first graders from low-income backgrounds

    Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Arevalo, Jenny; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Dreyer, Benard P; Mendelsohn, Alan L
    Early childhood education journal. 2015. ?: ?-?

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