Shonna Yin, MD

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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2005
Education and Training
  • Residency, New York University, Pediatrics, 2005
  • MD from University Of Rochester, 2002

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Department of Pediatrics

550 First Avenue, NBV 8 South 4-11
New York, NY 10016

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Research Summary
H. Shonna Yin, MD, MSc, is a general pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine / Bellevue Hospital Center. She is an NIH-funded researcher whose work centers on the issue of health literacy and its implications for child health. A large focus of her work involves examining the intersection between health literacy and medication safety, including the development and evaluation of low literacy strategies to improve parent understanding of medication instructions. Dr. Yin is Principal Investigator of a multi-site NIH/NICHD-funded R01 to develop and evaluate a low literacy medication labeling and dosing strategy for pediatric prescription liquid medications. Some of her work in medication safety is featured in the Joint Commission book "Addressing Patients' Health Literacy Needs." Dr. Yin is a key member of the CDC's PROTECT (Prevention of Overdoses and Treatment Errors in Children Taskforce) initiative, and served as co-chair of the subcommittee focused on the standardization of pediatric medication dosing instructions. She also serves as a member of the FDA's Risk Communication Advisory Committee. Other areas of research focus include examining low literacy strategies to address obesity prevention as well as chronic disease management (e.g. asthma). Dr. Yin serves as co-Principal Investigator of a multi-site NIH/NICHD-funded R01 to develop and test a low literacy and numeracy-focused intervention for early childhood obesity prevention (Greenlight). She is also working on a CTSI-funded project to improve health provider and parent management of child asthma through a health literacy, information technology-based approach. Dr. Yin has provided health literacy expertise to many groups, including the CDC, FDA, IOM, and AAP. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar (2009-2012), and recipient of the Pfizer Fellowship in Health Literacy / Clear Health Communication (2007-2009).

Publications

  • Parental Management of Discharge Instructions: A Systematic Review

    Glick, Alexander F; Farkas, Jonathan S; Nicholson, Joseph; Dreyer, Benard P; Fears, Melissa; Bandera, Christopher; Stolper, Tanya; Gerber, Nicole; Yin, H Shonna Glick, Alexander F; Farkas, Jonathan S; Nicholson, Joseph; Dreyer, Benard P; Fears, Melissa; Bandera, Christopher; Stolper, Tanya; Gerber, Nicole; Yin, H Shonna
    Pediatrics (1948). 2017 Jul 24. ?-?

  • Pictograms, Units and Dosing Tools, and Parent Medication Errors: A Randomized Study

    Yin, H Shonna; Parker, Ruth M; Sanders, Lee M; Mendelsohn, Alan; Dreyer, Benard P; Bailey, Stacy Cooper; Patel, Deesha A; Jimenez, Jessica J; Kim, Kwang-Youn A; Jacobson, Kara; Smith, Michelle C J; Hedlund, Laurie; Meyers, Nicole; McFadden, Terri; Wolf, Michael S Yin, H Shonna; Parker, Ruth M; Sanders, Lee M; Mendelsohn, Alan; Dreyer, Benard P; Bailey, Stacy Cooper; Patel, Deesha A; Jimenez, Jessica J; Kim, Kwang-Youn A; Jacobson, Kara; Smith, Michelle C J; Hedlund, Laurie; Meyers, Nicole; McFadden, Terri; Wolf, Michael S
    Pediatrics (1948). 2017 Jul . 140 (1): ?-?

  • Liquid Medication Dosing Errors by Hispanic Parents: Role of Health Literacy and English Proficiency

    Harris, Leslie M; Dreyer, Benard P; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Bailey, Stacy C; Sanders, Lee M; Wolf, Michael S; Parker, Ruth M; Patel, Deesha A; Kim, Kwang Youn A; Jimenez, Jessica J; Jacobson, Kara; Smith, Michelle; Yin, H Shonna Harris, Leslie M; Dreyer, Benard P; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Bailey, Stacy C; Sanders, Lee M; Wolf, Michael S; Parker, Ruth M; Patel, Deesha A; Kim, Kwang Youn A; Jimenez, Jessica J; Jacobson, Kara; Smith, Michelle; Yin, H Shonna
    Academic pediatrics. 2017 May. 17 (4): 403-410

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