8949-Cheng, Erika

Erika R. Cheng, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Health Services Research
410 West 10th Street, Suite 2000

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Erika R. Cheng, PhD, MPA, is an epidemiologist, public health, and health services researcher for the Division of Children's Health Services Research and the Director of the CHSR Fellowship Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng received her PhD in Population Health Sciences and her Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then completed a pediatric health services research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. In 2015, she joined the faculty at IUSM. Dr. Cheng's research focuses on children's health within the context of the family, with particular emphasis on social and life course determinants. She has published extensively on women's health and health care disparities during pregnancy and childbirth, and is currently leading several investigations to understand the role of fathers to children's health and to indentify and intervene on life course determinants of obesity in women and children.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2015 Fellowship Harvard Medical School
    2013 PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2011 MPA University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2004 BS Indiana University
  • Research

    Child health within the context of the family, social and life course determinants of chronic disease, health and health care disparities for women during the period of pregnancy and child birth, the role of fathers, early life origins of obesity  

  • Professional Organizations
    Academic Pediatric Association
    Academy of Health
    American Public Health Association
    Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2020-05-01

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