A photo of Chimereodo Okoroji.

Chimereodo Okoroji, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
My goal is to be a champion and advocate for patients and families to receive the best care possible.

About

Biography

I’m a pediatric psychologist specializing in behavior, development and integrated primary care. My goal is to be a champion and advocate for patients and families to receive the best care possible. Using a patient-centered and collaborative approach, I work to meet the needs of children and families and support positive outcomes using evidence-based and culturally informed practices.

I was inspired to become a psychologist after taking an advanced psychology class in high school. My plan was to become a pediatrician but learning about human behavior and emotions inspired me to major in child psychology.

I am invested in celebrating the diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives of Cincinnati Children’s patients and families. I view my work as a partnership with families, using a strength-based approach to understand goals within their lived experiences and community contexts.

My research addresses health disparities and access to behavioral health services. I enjoy collaborating with patients, families and providers to find solutions for barriers to care and to improve outcomes for all youth.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, running and being outdoors. I’m also committed to participating in volunteer opportunities within the community.