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Chidiogo U. Anyigbo, MD, MPH

  • Attending Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I am a primary care pediatric physician who is drawn to the wonder and hope that is childhood. The early childhood and adolescent years are magical and foundational periods for developing a sense of self. I enjoy being able to partner with caregivers in supporting their children through this amazing time. It is truly a humbling experience.

Every adult either survived or thrived during their childhood. These early experiences not only shape their lifespan, but also have generational effects. Multiple systems affect children's health and development, including dynamics within the family, the community and greater society. Many of these factors are outside of the child’s control. Increasing trust, communication and shared decision-making across these systems are integral to achieving equitable health outcomes for all children.

My research interests focus on mitigating adverse childhood experiences and addressing the barriers (i.e. material hardship, stressors) that limit a caregiver’s ability to foster safe, stable and nurturing relationships for their children. I recognize the interconnection of assets and social risk in shaping a child’s overall well-being and work to identify upstream cross-sector solutions to ensure equitable child health outcomes at the individual and population level. I also work to enhance shared decision-making between families, healthcare providers and other systems to address social risk factors. As a translational health services researcher, I hope my work will inform policy change.

I’m honored to have received a Young Investigator Award from the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). I am certified in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (2018).

BA: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010.

MD: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2015.

MPH: Emory University- Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, 2015.

Residency: Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, 2018.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 2018.

Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, 2021.


Primary care pediatrics

Services and Specialties

General and Community Pediatrics, CHECK Foster Care Clinic


Relational health; safe stable nurturing relationships; mitigating adverse childhood experiences; population health; cross-sector collaborations in achieving health equity

Research Areas

General and Community Pediatrics

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Household Health-Related Social Needs in Newborns and Infant Behavioral Functioning at 6 Months. Anyigbo, C; Liu, C; Ehrlich, S; Reyner, A; Ammerman, RT; Kahn, RS. JAMA Pediatrics. 2024; 178.

Behavior Problems in Low-Income Young Children Screened in Pediatric Primary Care. Ammerman, RT; Mara, CA; Anyigbo, C; Herbst, RB; Reyner, A; Rybak, TM; McClure, JM; Burkhardt, MC; Stark, LJ; Kahn, RS. JAMA Pediatrics. 2023; 177:1306-1313.

Professionalism or prejudice? Modelling roles, risking microaggressions. Miller, E; Girdwood, ST; Shah, A; Anyigbo, C; Lanphier, E. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2023; 49:822-823.

Health Insurance Coverage Gaps Among Children With a History of Adversity. Anyigbo, C; Todd, E; Tumin, D; Kusma, J. Medical Care Research and Review. 2023; 80:648-658.

Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding Counseling Among Pregnant People Who Use Cannabis. Nidey, N; Hoyt-Austin, A; Chen, MJ; Bentley, B; Tabb, KM; Anyigbo, C; Wilder, C; Terplan, M; McAllister, JM; Wexelblatt, SL; et al. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2022; 140:878-881.

Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences at Age 5 Years and Healthcare Utilization at Age 9 Years. Anyigbo, C; Jimenez, ME; Sosnowski, DW. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 246:227-234.e2.

Clusters of adverse childhood experiences and unmet need for care coordination. Anyigbo, C; Tarini, BA; Wang, J; Lanier, P. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2021; 122:105334.

Does a Medical Home Buffer the Association between Child Poverty and Poor Health?. Jones, RM; Anyigbo, C; Morris, H; Tumin, D; Jamison, S. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2021; 32:1935-1948.

Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Need and Unmet Need for Care Coordination. Anyigbo, C; Fuller, AE; Cheng, YI; Fu, LY; Belcher, HM; Tarini, BA; Brown, NM. International Journal of Care Coordination. 2021; 24:125-132.

Using My Trusted Voice for Kids in the 2020 Census. Anyigbo, C. Academic Pediatrics. 2020; 20:433-434.

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