Polina Umylny, PhD, is Assistant Director of the Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP), Director of HealthySteps Training, and Training Consultant to ZERO TO THREE/HealthySteps National at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) as well as an Instructor of Pediatrics at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Umylny’s clinical focus is on the impact of trauma and toxic stress on children’s development and integrating behavioral health programs into primary care pediatrics. Dr. Umylny joined Montefiore in 2013.
Dr. Umylny received her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1995. She attended George Washington University and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. In 2006, she completed an internship in Clinical Psychology at Astor Services for Children and Families in the Tilden School Age Day Treatment Program and Outpatient Clinic
Dr. Umylny’s research focuses on the implementation of early childhood behavioral health programs, such as HealthySteps, into primary care pediatrics. Her work on the mental health of children has been published in reviewed journals, book chapters, invited reviews and poster presentations.
Dr. Umylny is a member of the American Psychological Association, ZERO TO THREE and the Society for Development and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP). She is also Co-Chair of the Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders Work Group of the SDBP Early Childhood SIG.