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Cheryl M. Kodjo, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine; Eating Disorders - Adolescents; Gender Health - Adolescents; Reproductive Healthcare - Adolescents

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2964

Fax: (585) 242-9733

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Pediatric & Adolescent GYN
Contraception
Depression

Research

Dr. Kodjo's research interests are parent-adolescent communication, youth violence, and access to mental health services. Ongoing studies address:
1) Working to increase the number of minority pediatric residents pursuing careers in academia
2) Developing and implementing curricular elements related to cultural competence that are integrated into all levels of medical education at the University of Rochester

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

  • Associate Dean/Student Advising- Department of Offices of Medical Education (SMD)
  • Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD) - Primary
  • Staff Physician- Department of University Health Service (UR)

Specialties

  • Adolescent Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1991
BA | Princeton University
English Literature

1995
MD | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medicine

2001
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Public Health, Concentration in Clinical Investigation

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2010
Living Legends: Black History Month Recognition
Sponsor: African American Network at the University of Rochester

2008
Volunteer Clinical Faculty
Sponsor: Alpha Omega Alpha Zeta Chapter

2006
Rochester's Emerging African-American Leaders
Sponsor: Democrat and Chronicle

2005
Candidate, AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: URSMD AAMC Organization of Student Representatives

2005
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics

2003 - 2005
Dean's Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2002
Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: American Pediatric Association - AHRQ

2002
Candidate, Women in Science Faculty Mentoring Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Publications

Journal Articles

2014
Kodjo C; Lee B; Morgan A; Castle K; Brown Clark S; Nofziger A; Pedraza Burgos G; Makino K; Blumoff-Greenberg K; Armah T; Chesser A. "Twist on Cultural Sensitivity". MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2014; : 33.

2013
Pachter L; Kodjo C. "New Century Scholars: A Mentorship Program to Increase Workforce Diversity in Academic Pediatrics". Academic Medicine. 2013; .

2013
Barkley L; Kodjo C; West K. "Promoting Equity and Reducing Health Disparities among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Adolescents: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine". Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013; 52(6): 806-807.

Books & Chapters

2003
Chapter Title: Normal adolescents
Book Title: Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition
Author List: Kodjo C
Published By: Merck2003 in West Point

2003
Chapter Title: Problems in adolescents
Book Title: Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition
Author List: Kodjo C
Published By: Merck2003 in West Point

2001
Chapter Title: Adolescent Medicine
Book Title: Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics Fourth Edition
Author List: Kreipe RE, Kodjo C
Edited By: Behrman RE and Kliegman RM
Published By: WB Saunders2001 in Philadelphia, PA

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