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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

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Center for Community Health and Prevention (Part-Time) - Center for Community Health and Prevention
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics , General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


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.



  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


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

1996 - present
Fellowship in MPH program Pediatrics 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

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 0; 30(4):474-478. Epub 2017 Jan 12.

Aligne CA. "Overcrowding and Mortality During the Influenza Pandemic of 1918." American journal of public health.. 2016 Apr 0; 106(4):642-4.

Biondi EA, Gottfried JA, Dutko Fioravanti I, Schriefer JA, Aligne CA, Leonard MS. "Interobserver reliability of attending physicians and bedside nurses when using an inpatient paediatric respiratory score." Journal of clinical nursing.. 2015 May 0; 24(9-10):1320-6. Epub 2014 Nov 25.

Books & Chapters

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 Pediatrics2008 in Chicago

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 Pediatrics2008 in City

Chapter Title: Headaches
Book Title: In Pediatric Cinical Advisor
Author List: Aligne CA; Christy C; Garfunkel L; Kaczorowski J
Published By: Mosby2001 in St. Louis, MO