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Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD
Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge
Psychiatrist

Dr. Njoroge’s research focuses on prevention, promotion, and early intervention, highlighting the intersection of culture/race/ethnicity on infant and parent psychosocial domains.

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Bio

Dr. Njoroge is engaged in research to identify targets for interventions to optimize health outcomes for infants and their parents from vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Education and Training

BA,  Columbia University (Psychology), 1994

MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Psychiatry Residency), 2002

Yale Child Study Center (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship), 2004

Yale Child Study Center (Harris Infant Psychiatry Fellowship), 2006

Yale Child Study Center (Klingenstein NIMH Research Fellowship), 2006

Yale Child Study Center (Zigler Policy Fellowship), 2006

Titles and Academic Titles

Infant/Preschool Psychiatrist

Medical Director, Young Child Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Program Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ( CAP) Fellowship

Faculty, PolicyLab

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,  2002-

Society for Research in Child Development, 2007-

Society for Research in Child Development, Black Caucus, 2012-

World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress, 2011-

American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, 2016-

Professional Awards

Campaign for America’s Kids (CAFK) Annual Meeting Junior Scholar Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Provost Award, 2016

Families as Allies- Rusty Turner Memorial Award for Excellence, 2016

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at an Affiliated Hospital, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2019

Publication Highlights

Gerstein ED, Njoroge WFM, Paul RA, Smyser, CD, Rogers CE. Maternal Depression and Stress in the NICU: Associations with Mother-Child Interactions at Age 5 Years. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019 Mar; 58(3):350-358. PubMed PMID: 30768416
Hoffman C, Dunn DM, Njoroge WFM. Impact of Postpartum Upon Infant Development. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2017 Nov; 19(12):100. PubMed PMID: 29105008
Njoroge WFM, Williamson AA, Mautone JA, Robins PM, & Benton TD. Competencies and Training Guidelines for Behavioral Health Providers in Pediatric Primary Care. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Oct; 26(4):717-731. PubMed PMID: 28916010
Njoroge WFM, Elenbaas L, Myaing M, Garrison M, Christakis D. What are Children Watching? Disparities in Concordant TV Viewing. Howard Journal of Communications. 2016 Apr; 27(3):203-217