Research And Education

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Each member of the developmental and behavioral pediatrics team serves as an educator as well as a clinician, and research is an important component of our work. The Division teaches medical students and residents enrolled in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Janet Fischel also serves as Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics.

Through research and publications, the team makes vital contributions to the body of knowledge within their field. Dr. Janet Fischel's research interests include developmental language disorders, emergent literary skills, reading interventions, attention deficit disorders, and early interventions to enhance emergent literacy skills. Dr. Fischel has worked with the US Department of Education's Technical Work Group on After School Best Practices, consulting on academic and cognitive goals for after school programs. She also belongs to the technical group for ECLS-K:11—the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study from Kindergarten through Age 11, which seeks to define new pathways for skill development.

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Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams