Faculty Profile

Dr. Kevin P. Fiori, M.D.,  M.Sc.,  M.P.H.

Kevin P. Fiori, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests

Kevin Fiori MD, MPH, MSc is a general pediatrician, researcher and educator.  He is an  Assistant Professor in both the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.   

Dr. Fiori’s research aims to address health disparities in communities both in the Bronx and West Africa.  In 2002, he participated in the Master’s International Program involving graduate work at Boston University School of Public Health in conjunction with Peace Corps service.  As a Peace Corps health specialist Volunteer in Togo, West Africa from 2003-2007, he collaborated on community based health initiatives in Northern Togo.  In 2004, he co-founded an international non-governmental organization, called Integrate Health (www.integratehealth.org), for which he currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer. Integrate Health works in collaboration with the Togolese Ministry of Health to improve access and quality of care. He is lead investigator on multiple ongoing studies in West Africa focused on health system strengthening and utilizing community health workers.  He was a Fellow in the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program evaluating implementation outcomes of a novel program that involves screening for social determinants of health in ambulatory clinics and using community health workers for outreach in the Bronx.  

Dr. Fiori’s teaching activities focus on global health, clinical pediatrics, health service delivery, and social medicine.  He co-directs the Global Health Elective course for the Department of Pediatrics.  He is an advisory board member for the Global Health Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Fiori’s clinical activities are based in the the South Bronx providing primary care to families at a Federally Qualified Health Center.  He is involved in quality improvement initiatives at that center, and also supervises and provides clinical instruction to Pediatric residents in the Social Pediatrics Residency Program.

In 2016, Dr. Fiori joined the faculty in both the Departments of Pediatrics and Family and Social Medicine after completing residency training in Social Pediatrics and serving as Chief Resident at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.  He completed a MD at the University of Washington, MPH at Boston University School of Public Health, and MSc in Clinical Research Methods at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He holds a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Fiori was awarded the Ellen Griep Award for Excellence by University of Washington School of Medicine, the 2015 Chairman’s Award for Distinction in Research and 2015 Behavioral Science Award for Excellence from the Department of Family and Social Medicine.  Dr. Fiori and his, wife, Jennifer Schechter, were awarded the 2016 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service by the National Peace Corps Association.

Selected Publications

NCBI Bibliography, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/kevin.fiori.1/bibliography/public/

Fiori KP, Belli HM, Lauria ME, Hirschhorn LR, Schechter J, Hansman E, Rajshekhar N, Katin V, Gbeleou S, Grunitsky-Bekele M, Pitche VP. Implementing an integrated community based health systems strengthening approach to improve HIV survival in Northern Togo. AIDS Care. 2019 Jun 6;:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1626342. PubMed PMID: 31170827

Fiori K, Schechter J, Gbeleou C, Braganza S, Rhatigan J, Houndenou S, Lopez A, Bensen E, Hirschhorn LR. Closing the delivery gap: operationalizing the care delivery value chain and continuous quality improvement for HIV/AIDS services in Kara, Togo. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 2018: vol. 31 issue 4: 327-336. PubMed PMID: 29790442.  

Fiori K, Chodon T, Whiskey R, Larrier E, Izes J, Braganza S, Selwyn P. Advancing Community Health and Wellness in Primary Care: A Bronx Community Based Organization’s Experience Integrating Community Health Workers into Patient Centered Medical Homes within an Academic Medical Center.  Global Journal of Health Education and Promotion—Special Issue. Winter 2018, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. s18–s35.  http://faheinfo.org/node/11

McCarthy KJ, Braganza S, Fiori K, Gbeleou C, Kpakpo V, Lopez A, Schechter J, Singham Goodwin A, Jones HE. Identifying inequities in maternal and child health through risk stratification to inform health systems strengthening in Northern Togo. PLoS One. 2017;12(3):e0173445. PubMed PMID: 28301539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5354273.

Arnold J, Sampson M, Schechter J, Goodwin A, Braganza S, Gbeleou S, Lopez A, Fiori K. Getting There: Overcoming Barriers to Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Access in Northern Togo—A Qualitative Study. World Medical & Health Policy. 2016 September; 8(3):223-244.

Fiori K, Schechter J, Dey M, Braganza S, Rhatigan J, Houndenou S, Gbeleou C, Palerbo E, Tchangani E, Lopez A, Bensen E, Hirschhorn LR. Closing the delivery gaps in pediatric HIV care in Togo, West Africa: using the care delivery value chain framework to direct quality improvement. AIDS Care. 2016 Mar;28 Suppl 2:29-33. PubMed PMID: 27391996; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4991220.

Loccoh E, Azouma D, Fiori K, Schechter J, Gbeleou S, Hirschhorn L. Patient-Reported Factors Facilitating Participation in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Programs in Kara, Togo, West Africa. World Journal of AIDS. 2014 December; 4(4):446-457.

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