Sadiqa Kendi

Sadiqa Kendi

Division Chief, School of Medicine, Boston University

Boston University School of Medicine

Sadiqa A.I. Kendi, MD, FAAP, CPST, is the division chief of the pediatric emergency medicine division at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kendi is an expert in pediatric injury prevention, with a focus on health equity. She is an active researcher and legislative advocate who has used her platform to bring important injury prevention concepts to the public through various media outlets, including NBC national news, CNN, and Sirius XM radio. She currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee for the Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, which develops policies and processes for reducing the burden of childhood injuries nationwide. She is a Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a program for future public health leaders.
Dr. Kendi is a 2006 AOA graduate of the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training in the highly regarded Social Pediatrics Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center where she also spent an additional year as a Pediatric Chief Resident. Dr. Kendi completed fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She lives in the Boston area with her partner and daughter.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health and Medicine
  • Social Policy


  • Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)