Sadiqa Kendi, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Sadiqa Kendi


Sadiqa Kendi, MD, MPH, FAAP, CPST is interested in the intersection of injury and equity, and has focused her research on adapting interventions to address inequities, as well as evaluating the role of structural changes in the built environment (such as providing access to safe crosswalks and green spaces in all communities), to prevent serious unintentional injuries or deaths in children. Kendi is a certified child passenger safety technician and a member of the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention. She is an alumna of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellowship, a program providing public health training to leaders engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the nation. In addition, she is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research.

Other Positions

  • Director, Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD
  • Spelman College, BS


  • Published on 7/6/2022

    Shaw KM, West B, Kendi S, Zonfrillo MR, Sauber-Schatz E. Urban and Rural Child Deaths from Motor Vehicle Crashes: United States, 2015-2019. J Pediatr. 2022 Nov; 250:93-99. PMID: 35809653.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Kendi S, Khemraj UD, Thompson LA. Child Passenger Safety-Not Just for Infants. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 01 01; 176(1):108. PMID: 34842902.

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  • Published on 3/26/2021

    Savage MF, Kendi S, Macy ML. Ride-Share Use and Child Passenger Safety Behaviors: An Online Survey of Parents. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8):1363-1371. PMID: 33775920.

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  • Published on 3/4/2021

    Kendi S, Howard MB, Mohamed MA, Eaddy S, Chamberlain JM. So much nuance: A qualitative analysis of parental perspectives on child passenger safety. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(3):224-229. PMID: 33661063.

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  • Published on 2/10/2021

    Kendi S, Winkels JL, Chamberlain JM, Macy ML. An Adapted Child Safety Seat Hassles Score Is Associated With Suboptimal Child Passenger Safety Behaviors Among Parents. Acad Pediatr. 2021 07; 21(5):892-899. PMID: 33577991.

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  • Published on 12/3/2020

    Kendi S, Taylor MF, Chamberlain J. Virtual car seat checks during a pandemic. Inj Prev. 2020 Dec 03. PMID: 33272922.

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  • Published on 1/13/2020

    Rezaie L, Kendi S. Exploration of the Influential Factors on Adherence to Occupational Therapy in Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Qualitative Study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2020; 14:63-72. PMID: 32021118.

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  • Published on 12/31/2019

    Rezaie L, Kendi S. Sleep quality as a target for improving quality of life in burn patients. Burns. 2020 03; 46(2):496-497. PMID: 31901409.

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  • Published on 9/21/2017

    Myers RK, Eagan-Brown BL, Conway AT, Nagele DA, Vaccaro MJ, Kendi S, Zonfrillo MR. Examining a Statewide Educational Consulting Program for Pediatric Brain Injury. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 06; 57(6):645-655. PMID: 28933193.

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  • Published on 3/25/2014

    Kendi S, Zonfrillo MR, Seaver Hill K, Arbogast KB, Gittelman MA. A national, cross-sectional survey of children's hospital-based safety resource centres. BMJ Open. 2014 Mar 25; 4(3):e004398. PMID: 24667383.

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