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    Dr. Sophie Balk is a general pediatrician at Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She practices pediatrics and teaches in a community-based health center in the Bronx, New York. For the last two decades, Dr. Balk's academic work has focused on environmental health issues relevant to children. She was Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Environmental Health from 2003 - 2007. She was Associate Editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of Pediatric Environmental Health, a manual for clinicians published by the AAP, and is Associate Editor of the upcoming 3rd Edition. She founded and was Chairperson of the Academic Pediatrics Association Special Interest Group on Environmental Health. She is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee. Dr. Balk has lectured regionally and nationally on smoking cessation, sun safety and other environmental health issues relevant to clinical practice.
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