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C Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 273-5942

Fax: (585) 276-2566

Faculty Appointments

  • Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)
  • Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Community and Preventive Medicine (SMD) - Joint


The Hoekelman Center's mission is: Educating, connecting and advocating in our communities to do what works for health. A great deal is known about how to improve health and prevent disease. By doing, teaching and sharing effective examples of community-level health improvement, the Center strives to improve the well-being of children and families in Rochester and beyond. We are fortunate to have numerous wonderful organizations as partners, and we have helped develop several tools that can connect families with useful community-based resources. Please see our website ( for more information.

Professional Background

Dr. Aligne obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA. He completed pediatrics residency training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and after a year in private practice, did the fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, where he also obtained a Master's in Public Health. He is currently director of the Hoekelman Center in the Dept. of Pediatrics.


Dr. Aligne's research interests include evidence-based community health programs, Public Heath training for health care professionals, and environmental and social determinants of health. He is currently engaged in research on various aspects of evidence-based community health, and evidence-based medicine.



BS | University of California, Los Angeles

MD | University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

MPH | University of Rochester
Clinical Investigation Track

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center


Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award

Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award

Invited intern retreat leader Washington University Department of Pediatrics
Location: St. Louis

Forty under 40
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Rochester, NY

Outstanding Community Service Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges(AAMC)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY

Magna cum laude

Division of Honors Summer Research Stipend

Division of Honors Spoon Scholarship

Regents' Scholarship

Chancellor's Scholarship

NIH Summer Research Training Grant

UCLA Library Campbell book collection prize

Phi Beta Kappa

Howard Hughes Medical Student Research Training Fellowship

Resident Research Presentation, Wisconsin AAP Annual Meeting

Pediatric Scientist Development Program, U. Wisconsin Resident Representative

National Merit Scholarship

Invited speaker, Public Health Grand Rounds, URMC

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Journal Articles

Aligne CA. "Lost Lessons of the 1918 Influenza: The 1920s Working Hypothesis, the Public Health Paradigm, and the Prevention of Deadly Pandemics." American journal of public health.. 2022 Aug 25; :e1-e11. Epub 2022 Aug 25.

Aligne CA, Phelps R, Cranch JL, Korones SA, Greenberg KB. "Impact of the Rochester LARC Initiative on Adolescents' Utilization of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2020 Jan 21; Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Greenberg KB, Jenks SC, Piazza N, Malibiran BR, Aligne CA. "A Snapshot of Urban Adolescent Women's Contraceptive Knowledge at the Onset of a Community Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Promotion Initiative." Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.. 2017 Aug; 30(4):474-478. Epub 2017 Jan 12.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Community-wide approaches to child health
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care
Author List: Aligne CA.
Edited By: McInerny T.
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2008 in City

Chapter Title: Prevention of Smoking
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care
Author List: Aligne CA.
Edited By: McInerny T.
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2008 in Chicago

Chapter Title: Passive smoking and children
Book Title: Resource Manual for Pediatric Residency Training on Tobacco
Author List: Aligne CA.
Edited By: Hymowitz N, Schwab J, Torres M
Published By: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey 2001 in Newark, NJ