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Tina Lee Cheng, MD MPH

Director, Gen. Pediatrics & Adolescent Med.
Professor of Pediatrics
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Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic

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  • Director, Gen. Pediatrics & Adolescent Med.
  • Division Chief, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Chair of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • Children's Center
  • Prevention of Youth Violence, Center for the



Research Interests

Child health disparities; Primary care; Child and adolescent injury; Violence epidemiology, prevention and interventions; Teen pregnancy and parenting


Dr. Tina Lee Cheng is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng serves as the chair of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview, vice chair of the Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics, and division chief of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

She has a joint appointment in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Her clinical, teaching and research efforts focus on child health disparities, violence prevention and primary care models to promote positive youth development and family health. She has developed award-winning models of primary care to address the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and families.

Dr. Cheng earned her M.D. from the Brown University School of Medicine and her M.P.H from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her residencies at San Francisco General Hospital and the University of California, Berkeley. She performed a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

An author of more than 100 publications, Dr. Cheng has been the principal investigator on numerous federal and foundation grants (NICHD, CDC, MCHB, NIMHD) and has conducted randomized trials of primary care, emergency department, and community-based youth development interventions with low-income children, adolescents, and families. She co-founded Centro SOL: Johns Hopkins Center for Salud/(Health) and Opportunity for Latinos and serves on its steering committee.

Dr. Cheng is past president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), current chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Research and liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs. She received the Job Louis Smith Award for community pediatrics from the AAP and the 2012 APA Public Policy and Advocacy Award.


  • English

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  • Education +


    • University of CaliforniaBerkeley (Berkeley CA ) (1991)
    • Brown University School of Medicine (Providence RI ) (1986)


    • University of California San Francisco / Pediatrics (San Francisco CA ) (1990)


    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Cheng’s research involves understanding child, parent, clinician and community perspectives on health, and developing and evaluating innovative approaches to improving health for vulnerable children and adolescents.

    She has been involved in the evaluation of innovative primary care models and policy issues on the future of primary care, including the Future of Pediatric Education (FOPE II) project, the Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, and the American Board of Pediatrics Residency Review and Redesign Project (R3P).

    She is currently a principal investigator for the NIH-funded DC Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities with Howard University and Children's National Medical Center.

    Clinical Trials

    A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial of Mentoring to Prevent Youth Violence (TC2)

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    Public Policy and Advocacy Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2012

    Job Lewis Smith Award for Community Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012

    Diversity Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council, 2008

    Professional Activities

    Steering Committee, Centro SOL: Johns Hopkins Center for Salud/(Health) and Opportunity for Latinos, Baltimore, MD

    Past President, Academic Pediatric Association (APA), McLean, VA

    Chair, Committee on Pediatric Research, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Washington, DC

    Liaison, Committee on Federal Government Affairs, American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC

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    Lectures and Presentations

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community,” The Baltimore Sun, August 30, 2013

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  • Contact & Locations +


    Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic
    200 N. Wolfe Street
    Rubenstein Child Health
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-3862
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5710
    Fax: 410-502-5440
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    • Pediatrics - General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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