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Stephen W. Nicholas

Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
College of Physicians and Surgeons , Public Health
Population and Family Health, Heilbrunn Department of
60 Haven Avenue, HDPFH B2
  • Director, Columbia University International Family AIDS Program

Dr. Nicholas, an academic general pediatrician, is a pioneer in the care of HIV-infected children and an advocate for the medically underserved in Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Dominican Republic, where his work has primarily taken place over the past 25 years. He has created innovative community-based educational experiences for medical and public health students and resident physicians. He was director of pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center from 2000-2006, during which time he started the Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative, funded by the Robin Hood Foundation. In 1999, Dr. Nicholas founded the Columbia University International Family AIDS Program, which introduced the first AIDS treatment for pregnant women (1999) and long-term AIDS care and treatment for families (2004) in the Dominican Republic. Today, its program in the province of La Romana has lowered the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission to a rate comparable with New York's, and its clinic is one of the largest providers of care and treatment for children and adults in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Nicholas teaches "The Elimination of Pediatrics AIDS: A Global Approach" for graduate students at Mailman. He also participates in the organization of the summer practicum program for public health students in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and serves as a faculty mentor for the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health.

Research & Other Works
Unconventional combinations of prospective parents: ethical challenges faced by IVF providers
How much is a child worth? Providers’ and patients’ views and responses concerning ethical and policy challenges in paying for ART
Linguistic and Cultural Challenges in Communication and Translation in US-Sponsored HIV Prevention Research in Emerging Economies
Pleasing doctors: when it gets in the way
"Post-Residency Disease" and the Medical Self: Identity, Work, and Health Care Among Doctors Who Become Patients
Coercion and undue influence in decisions to participate in psychiatric research – methodological issues
From anonymity to “open doors”: IRB responses to tensions with researchers
How local IRBs view central IRBs in the US
The Ethics Police?: IRBs' Views Concerning Their Power
“Members of the Same Club”: Challenges and Decisions Faced by US IRBs in Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis on in vitro fertilization clinic websites: presentations of risks, benefits and other information
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