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Tina L. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.

Tina Cheng DTL

Division Chief


General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
Room 2055
200 N. Wolfe Street
Balitmore, MD 21287


Medical School:
Brown University School of Medicine

San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco – Pediatrics
University of California, Berkeley – Preventive Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical Center – General Academic Pediatrics

Special Interests:

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


Dr. Cheng is Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with joint appointment in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is Chair of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Vice Chair of Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics and Division Chief of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.  A principal investigator of the NIH-funded DC Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities with Howard University and Children's National Medical Center .  This Center sponsored a previous conference focusing on child health disparities outlining a research action agenda published in a supplement to Pediatrics in 2009.  She also co-founded Centro SOL: Johns Hopkins Center for Salud/(Health) and Opportunity for Latinos.  Her clinical work, teaching and research focuses on child health disparities, violence prevention and primary care models to promote positive youth development and family health.

Dr. Cheng is an active clinician and has developed award-winning models of primary care to address the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and families.  An author of over 100 publications, she 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 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 has received the Job Louis Smith Award for community pediatrics from the AAP and the 2012 APA Public Policy and Advocacy Award.

Phone: 410-614-3862

Fax: 410-502-5440

Email: tcheng2@jhmi.edu