Thriving Forward

Andy Aligne from The Hoekelman Center at the University of Rochester

December 04, 2019 Megan Lasaponara & Sarah Collins-McGowan
Thriving Forward
Andy Aligne from The Hoekelman Center at the University of Rochester
Show Notes

In this episode Megan interviews Dr. Andy Aligne from the Hoekelman Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 

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  • Phone: (585) 273-3737
  • Fax: (585) 276-2566
  • Address: 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777, Rochester, NY 14642

The Hoekelman Center's mission is: Educating, connecting and advocating in our communities to do what works for health. A great deal is known about how to improve health and prevent disease. By doing, teaching and sharing effective examples of community-level health improvement, the Center strives to improve the well-being of children and families in Rochester and beyond. We are fortunate to have numerous wonderful organizations as partners, and we have helped develop several tools that can connect families with useful community-based resources. Please see our website ( for more information.

Professional Background

Dr. Aligne obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA. He completed pediatrics residency training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and after a year in private practice, did the fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, where he also obtained a Master's in Public Health. He is currently director of the Hoekelman Center in the Dept. of Pediatrics.


Dr. Aligne's research interests include evidence-based community health programs, Public Heath training for health care professionals, and environmental and social determinants of health. He is currently engaged in research on various aspects of evidence-based community health, and evidence-based medicine.

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