- Internship - Albany Medical Center Hospital (1998-1999), Pediatrics
- Medical School - Albany Medical College (1994-1998)
- Residency - Albany Medical Center Hospital (1999-2001), Pediatrics
- Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital (2001-2004), Adolescent Medicine
- Graduate School - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2002-2004)
May Lau, M.D.
- Pediatrics - General
- Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
May Lau, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern and serves as the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult clinic at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
A board-certified adolescent medicine specialist, Dr. Lau joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2008. She specializes in adolescent female and male sexual and reproductive health and provides care for problems such as menstrual disorders, including polycystic ovarian syndrome and dysmenorrhea, and breast masses in females; and education and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and educating and providing contraception in females and males. Dr. Lau is also involved in providing care in the Young Women’s Blood Disorders clinic, a specialized clinic for adolescent females with menstrual and hematological issues and the GENECIS clinic (Gender Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support), a specialized clinic for adolescent females and males with gender dysphoria.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She co-chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Adolescent and Sports Medicine and is President of the Texas Chapter of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She is also a member of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Child and Adolescent Health.
Dr. Lau’s goal is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, through clinical work and research. She has presented her research on racial and ethnic disparities, adolescent pregnancy, and receipt of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at national meetings and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adolescent Research, American Journal of Men’s Health, Vaccine, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Dr. Lau was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018 and its Best Pediatric Specialists list for 2020 and 2021.
- Pediatric Society of Dallas (2014)
- Texas Pediatric Society (2009)
- Texas Medical Society (2008)
- Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine (2004)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (1998)
- Greater Dallas Pediatric Association
- D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020-2021
- Fellow, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine 2014
- Early Career Women's Faculty Professional Development Seminar 2013, Association of American Medical Colleges
- Mentor, Research Award for Best Abstract by Student 2012, Academic Pediatric Association Medical Student
- Best Pediatric Specialists - Adolescent Medicine 2011-2016, D Magazine
- University of Texas School of Public Health 2004, Student Research Award
- American Academy of Pediatrics 1999-2000, Resident Scholarship
- Winthrop University Hospital 1988, Scholarship for Medicine
If You Do Not Ask, They Will Not Tell: Evaluating Pregnancy Risk in Young Women in Pediatric Hospitals.
Coles MS, Lau M, Akers AY The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 2016 Mar 58 3 251-2
Developing a multidisciplinary Young Women's Blood Disorders Program: a single-centre approach with guidance for other centres.
Zia A, Lau M, Journeycake J, Sarode R, Marshall J, De Simone N, Wilson E, Winborn A, Kouides P Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia 2016 Jan
SOARS Model: Risk assessment of nonsuicidal self-injury
Westers NJ, Muehlenkamp JJ, Lau M. Contemporary Pediatrics 2016 33 7 25-31
A Novel Behavioral Intervention in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Improves Glycemic Control: Preliminary Results From a Pilot Randomized Control Trial.
Maranda L, Lau M, Stewart SM, Gupta OT The Diabetes educator 2015 Jan
Factors Associated With Being Pleased With a Female Partner Pregnancy Among Sexually Active U.S. Adolescent Males.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G American journal of men's health 2015 Jan
Clusters of Factors Identify A High Prevalence of Pregnancy Involvement Among US Adolescent Males.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Maternal and child health journal 2015 Feb
Pleased to be Pregnant? Positive Pregnancy Attitudes among Sexually Active Adolescent Females in the United States.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology 2014 Mar
Clusters of markers identify high and low prevalence of adolescent pregnancy in the US.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology 2013 Feb 26 1 40-6
Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care among U.S. adolescents.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Health services research 2012 Oct 47 5 2031-59
Multilevel correlates for human papillomavirus vaccination of adolescent girls attending safety net clinics.
Tiro JA, Pruitt SL, Bruce CM, Persaud D, Lau M, Vernon SW, Morrow J, Skinner CS Vaccine 2012 Mar 30 13 2368-75
Factors associated with human papillomavirus vaccine-series initiation and healthcare provider recommendation in US adolescent females: 2007 National Survey of Children's Health.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Vaccine 2012 Apr 30 20 3112-8
Primary language spoken at home and disparities in the health and healthcare of US adolescents.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 2012 ;9(4):267-280
Ovarian masses in adolescent girls.
Lau M, Flores G Contemporary Pediatrics 2010 Mar 27
Breast masses in adolescent girls.
Lau M, Flores G Contemporary Pediatrics. 2010 Jul 27 54-64
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Latino adolescent pregnancy rate: how do we eliminate the epidemic of Latino teen pregnancy?
Lau, M, Flores, G Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. 2010 1, Article 10
The "Real World" of caring for diverse teens: achieving cultural competency in adolescent healthcare using a practical, evidence-based model.
Lau M, Flores G MDAdvisor 2010 3 E50-E59.
Sexual Dating Violence among Asian American Adolescents
Lau M, Nguyen S, Markham C Journal of Adolescent Health 2018 2 62 S60
- If You Do Not Ask, They Will Not Tell: Evaluating Pregnancy Risk in Young Women in Pediatric Hospitals.
- Racial/ethnic disparities
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
- Adolescent pregnancy prevention
- Adolescent health
- Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine