Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD

Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD

Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD, is medical director of the Young Child Clinic and a psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: 22q deletion syndrome and associated ocular findings, Cultural research, Media research, Early child development, Ethnically diverse children
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certification

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Young Child Clinic

Psychiatrist

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2013

Njoroge W, Elenbaas L, Myaing M, Garrison M, Christakis D. Parent Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Young Children and Television. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013, 167(8): 739-745.

Books

Benton T, Njoroge W, Kim A. Pediatric Assessment and Laboratory Testing, American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, M. Dulcan, Editor.

Njoroge W, Barnard K. Infancy. Mental Health Issues in Child Maltreatment. P Clements and S Seedat, Editor.

Martin A, Njoroge W. Resilience and Vulnerability: Adaptation in the Context of Childhood Adversities. Edited by Suniya S. Luthar, New York, Cambridge University Press. American Journal of Psychiatry 162: 1553-1554, August, 2005.

Posters and Presentations

Meeting Presentations
2014

Njoroge W. What are young children thinking about race? World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) 14th World Congress, Edinborough, Scotland.

2013

Njoroge W. Early Childhood, Race and Media. ZERO TO THREE - National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 28th National Training Institute; San Antonio, TX.

Njoroge W. What are young children thinking about race? Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), 60th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Njoroge W. Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD). Seattle, WA.

2012

Njoroge W. The Nature and Impact of Long-Term Psychotherapy with Adolescent Foster Youth. Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), 59th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Njoroge W. Media Exposure and Early Child Exposure. Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), 59th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Njoroge W. Parent Beliefs Regarding Early Childhood Viewing. International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). Paris, France.

Njoroge W. World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) 13th World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Invited Lectures
2012

Njoroge Wanjiku FM. Psychotropic Medications and Young Children, Early Brain Development and Best Interest: "Insights from an Infant Psychiatrist." Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA.

 

Awards and Honors

2013, ZERO TO THREE Academy Fellows Research Action Workgroup

2012, Campaign for America's Kids (CAFK) Annual Meeting Junior Scholar Award

2012, American Psychological Association (APA) Advanced Training Institute on Research Methods with Diverse Racial & Ethnic Groups Trainee

2011, UW Committee of Minority Faculty Affairs Scholarship Award to attend the AAMC Minority Faculty Development Seminar

2007, Solnit Fellow in ZERO TO THREE, Leader Development Initiative; Washington, DC

2006, Yale Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship Tutor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

2004, Yale Child Study Center Fellow Representative, Yale Diversity Committee

1998, Nominated for Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholarship

1994, National Merit Scholar Columbia University

1994, 1993, 1992,  J. Gary Burkhead Scholarship Recipient, Columbia University

1992, Dean's List, Columbia University

1992, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship Recipient, Columbia University

1991, 1990,  J. Gary Burkhead Scholarship Recipient, Columbia University

1991, 1990, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship Recipient, Columbia University

1990, Dean's List, Columbia University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2002-present, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Member)
2003-present, Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc. (Member)
2009-present, Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows
- Coordinating Committee
-Scientific Meeting Chair
2012-present, Society for the Research in Child Development: Black Caucus
2007-present, Society for the Research in Child Development
2011-present, World Association of Infant Mental Health
2012-present, American Psychological Association (APA), (Member)
2012-2013, Washington State Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WSCCAP), (President)