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Dr. Hina J. Talib, M.D.

Hina J. Talib, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Areas of Research: Vitamin D deficiency, HIV Testing in Adolescents, Confidentiality, Fertility Counseling in Adolescents, Medical Education, Teaching Gynecology

Professional Interests

Dr. Hina J. Talib, a Brown University summa cum laude graduate, earned her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, NY where she served as vice-president of her class. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at New York Presbyterian- Weill Cornell and her Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Talib completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Adolescent Medicine in June 2013 at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Talib joined CHAM as Assistant Medical Director for the Michael I. Cohen, MD Adolescent Inpatient Floor where she serves as a teaching hospitalist and chairs the Quality Improvement Committee. In 2015, Dr. Talib was appointed as Associate Director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program. 

In addition to providing outpatient sub-specialty care at CHAM, Dr. Talib also practices at the Children's Aid Society's Bronx Family Health Center. Dr. Talib offers Nexplanon dermal implants, as a method of long acting hormonal contraception, for teen pregnancy prevention at both sites. Her clinical interests include adolescent health, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, contraception, mental health, care of children in foster care, and care of the hospitalized adolescent.

Dr. Talib is board-certified in Pediatrics and board-eligible in Adolescent Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and a member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). She serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, the official journal of NASPAG, and as a member of the Education and Website Committees of NASPAG. In addition, Dr. Talib is currently President of the Executive Board of the New York chapter of SAHM.

Research Focus:

Dr. Talib's published a study in 2013 on influence of partner and relationship factors with HIV testing in Bronx youth, finding that relationship type influences HIV testing behaviors more than individual characteristics like knowledge about HIV and risk perception. Through her work on the CHAM HIV Testing Task Force, she is currently conducting a quality improvement intervention to increase HIV testing in hospitalized adolescents throughout CHAM as endorsed by New York State law.

Since 2012, Dr. Talib has been studying effects of vitamin D deficiency in the adolescent age group. She conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing two high-dose versus low-dose treatment regimens for Vitamin D deficiency in adolescents. This work is on-going and she has collaborations with other researchers interested in Vitamin D deficiency at CHAM.

From her interest and leadership roles in the CHAM Adolescent Medicine Inpatient service, Dr. Talib has also published on protecting adolescent patient’s confidentiality in inpatient settings.

Through her work on the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology’s resident education committee, Dr. Talib has published several training curricula on teaching pediatric and adolescent gynecology as well as further educational scholarship looking prospectively at the use and effectiveness of the curricula.

Most recently, Dr. Talib has an interest in fertility counseling needs and experiences in adolescent girls and is working on publications comparing provision of such counseling across age groups, demographics and medical diagnoses. 

Selected Publications

Talib HJ, Coupey SM. Excessive Uterine Bleeding. Adolesc Med 2012; 23:53-72

Talib HJ, Alderman EM.Gynecologic and Reproductive Health Concerns of Adolescents Using Selected Psychotropic Medications. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2013; 26(1):7-15

Talib HJ, Silver EJ, Coupey SM, Bauman LJ. The influence of individual, partner, and relationship factors in HIV testing in adolescents. AIDS Patient Care STDs 2013; 27(11): 637-4

Talib HJ, Ponnapakkam T, Gensure R, Cohen HW, Coupey SM. Treatment of vitamin D deficiency in predominantly Hispanic and black adolescents: a randomized clinical trial. J Pediatr 2016; 170:266-72. PMID: 26707619

Talib HJ, Silver EJ, Alderman EM. Challenges to adolescent confidentiality in a children’s hospital. Hosp Pediatr 2016; 6(8):490-5. PMID: 27461762

Fleming N, Aimes-Oeschlager A, Browner-Elhanan KJ, Kaul P, Talib HJ, Wheeler C, Loveless M. Resident Education Curriculum in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: The Short Curriculum. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2014; 27(2):117-20

Talib HJ, Karjane N, Teelin K, Abraham M, Holt S, Chelvakumar G, Dumont T, Huguelet PS, Connor L, Wheeler C, Fleming N. Resident education curriculum in pediatric and adolescent gynecology: the short curriculum 2.0. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2018; 31(2):71-76

Bhalakia AM, Talib HJ, Choi J, Watnick D, Bochner R, Futterman D, Gross E. Acceptance of routine HIV testing by hospitalized adolescents and young adults. Hospital Pediatr 2018; 8(4):187-193. PMID:29599198

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