Faculty Profile

Dr. Kevin P. Fiori, M.D.

Kevin P. Fiori, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests

Kevin Fiori MD, MPH 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 School of Medicine.   He is the director of the Global Health Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

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 Hope Through Health (www.hthglobal.org), for which he currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer.  Hope Through 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 is currently 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.  In 2016 he became the first Director of the Global Health Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and co-teaches the Global Health introductory and advanced electives.  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, and a MPH at Boston University School of Public Health.  He holds a Bachelor's in Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor's in Arts 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

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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