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 7/21/2023

    Macy ML, Lee JY, Kendi S, Zonfrillo MR, Hill A. Ease of Use ratings and real-world child restraint system errors from Safe Kids Illinois seat checks, 2015-2019. Traffic Inj Prev. 2023; 24(7):625-631. PMID: 37477419.

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  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Kendi S, Johnston BD. Child Pedestrian Safety. Pediatrics. 2023 Jul 01; 152(1). PMID: 37337837.

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  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Kendi S, Johnston BD. Epidemiology and Prevention of Child Pedestrian Injury. Pediatrics. 2023 Jul 01; 152(1). PMID: 37337844.

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  • Published on 2/25/2023

    Kendi S, Macy ML. The Injury Equity Framework - Establishing a Unified Approach for Addressing Inequities. N Engl J Med. 2023 Mar 02; 388(9):774-776. PMID: 36847482.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Rajeh N, Bendelow A, Heffernan ME, Kendi S, Hill AL, Davis MM, Macy ML. Learning to Swim and Swimming Skills Among Parents and Their Children in Chicago. Pediatrics. 2023 Jan 01; 151(1). PMID: 36482772.

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  • Published on 12/21/2022

    Lazarus SG, Miller T, Hudson PJ, McFadden T, Baas G, Kendi S. Racial and incident discrepancies in news media reporting of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Inj Epidemiol. 2022 Dec 21; 9(Suppl 1):39. PMID: 36544220.

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  • Published on 10/1/2022

    Jennissen CA, Denning GM, Aitken ME, Hoffman B, Agran PF, Hirsh M, Johnston B, Kendi S, Lee LK, Monroe K, Schaechter J, Tenenbein M, Zonfrillo MR, Quinlan K, Haverkos LJ, Midgett JD, Miller B, Sinclair AWS, Stanwick R, Kozial B. American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for the Prevention of Pediatric ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries. Pediatrics. 2022 Oct 01; 150(4). PMID: 36180616.

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  • Published on 9/12/2022

    Kendi S, Taylor MF, Thomas B, Khemraj UD, Mohamed MA, Macy ML, Chamberlain JM. Randomised feasibility trial of a virtual intervention to address infant car seat misuse. Inj Prev. 2023 Feb; 29(1):29-34. PMID: 36096654.

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  • Published on 7/30/2022

    Macy ML, Carter P, Kendi S, Pollock B, San Miguel L, Goldstick J, Resnicow K. "Tiny Cargo, Big Deal! Abróchame Bien, Cuídame Bien", an emergency department-based intervention to promote child passenger safety: Protocol for an adaptive randomized trial among caregivers of 6-month through 10-year-old children. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Sep; 120:106863. PMID: 35918028.

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  • 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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