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

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

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2964
Fax: (585) 242-9733

Research Bio

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

Awards & Honors (National)

Young Investigator Award | American Pediatric Association - AHRQ 2002

Awards & Honors (Local)

Living Legends: Black History Month Recognition | African American Network at the University of Rochester 2010
Volunteer Clinical Faculty | Alpha Omega Alpha Zeta Chapter 2008
Rochester's Emerging African-American Leaders | Democrat and Chronicle 2006
Candidate, AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award | URSMD AAMC Organization of Student Representatives 2005
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award | Department of Pediatrics 2005
Dean's Teaching Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2003 - 2005
Candidate, Women in Science Faculty Mentoring Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2002

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 8 available »

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.
Pachter L; Kodjo C. "New Century Scholars: A Mentorship Program to Increase Workforce Diversity in Academic Pediatrics". Academic Medicine. 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.
Lie DA. Boker J. Crandall S. DeGannes CN. Elliott D. Henderson P. Kodjo C. Seng L. "Revising the tool for assessing cultrual competence training (TAACT) for curriculum evaluation: Findings derived from seven US schools and expert consensus". Medical Education Online. 2008; 13(11). Link
2006 Aug
Klein JD, Sabaratnam P, Auerbach MM, Smith SM, Kodjo C, Lewis K, Ryan S, Dandino C. "Development and factor structure of a brief instrument to assess the impact of community programs on positive youth development: The Rochester Evaluation of Asset Development for Youth (READY) tool." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2006 Aug; 39(2):252-60.

Current Appointments

Associate Dean/Student Advising - Department of Offices of Medical Education (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD) - Primary


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


MPH | Public Health, Concentration in Clinical Investigation | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2001
MD | Medicine | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons1995
BA | English Literature | Princeton University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996