Dr. Schrag Hershberg is a clinical psychologist who specializes in early childhood social-emotional development and mental health. She is the Director of Training for Healthy Steps at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, an infant and toddler preventive mental health program that has gained national and international attention for its co-location of early childhood mental health professionals within primary care pediatrics. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is actively involved in teaching both pediatric residents and medical students.
A life-long resident of New York City, Dr. Schrag Hershberg grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where she attended Trinity School (K-12). She completed her undergraduate work at Yale University (summa cum laude), and her doctoral work at the University of Virginia, where she was a fellow of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, and the recipient of the Buffett Fellowship for Applied Work in the area of Children and Families in Need. Dr. Schrag Hershberg completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center. Prior to her position at Montefiore, she worked as a child psychologist at Bellevue Hospital Center and was a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Schrag Hershberg has authored book chapters, been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at numerous academic conferences, including annual meetings of the Pediatric Academic Societies and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She currently lives in upper Manhattan with her husband and infant son, Henry.