Dr. Karen Wilson

Dr. Karen Wilson received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s in Public Health, and MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Academic General Pediatric fellowship also at the University of Rochester. She is currently the Debra and Leon Black Division Chief of General Pediatrics, and Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. 

Karen Wilson develops and tests ways of helping parents quit smoking, as well as understanding the harms of tobacco smoke exposure on children. Currently, she researches the relationship between second hand tobacco smoke exposure and severity of illness in children hospitalized for respiratory illness. One of her other interests is the harm caused by third hand smoke. She is involved in several projects that aim to regulate smoking in flats.