Jennifer A. Werdenberg, MD, MPH

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • The Woodlands


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Phone: 832-824-5447

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
Feigin Center 1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1860
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Rice University bachelors BS Bioengineering 2006
UT Southwestern Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 2010
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2014
Boston Children’s Hospital fellowship Global Health Service Delivery 2016
Harvard School of Public Health masters Clinical Effectiveness 2017


Dr. Werdenberg is a Pediatric Hospitalist and health equity advocate who is passionate about caring for marginalized populations and strengthening facility based services to care for all mothers and children, regardless of their geography.

Clinical Interests:

Health equity, Global Health, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Acute Care.

Research Interests:

* Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Initiatives: (1) Health Systems Strengthening (2) Quality Improvement (3) Implementation Science 

Selected Publications

Werdenberg, J; Biziyaremye F; Nyishime M; Nahimana E; Mutaganzwa C; Tugizimana D Manzi A; Navale S; Hirschhorn LR; Magge H. Successful implementation of a combined learning collaborative and mentoring intervention to improve neonatal quality of care in rural Rwanda BMC Health Services Research, in press (2018).

Richterman A, Steer-Massaro J, Jarolimova J, Binh Luong Nguyen L, Werdenberg J, Ivers L. Cast Interventions to improve clinical outcomes for pulmonary tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin World Health Organization 96, 471-483 (2018).

Beck K, Mukantaganda A, Bayitondere S, Ndikuriyo R, Dushimirimana A, Bihibindi V, Nyirangaji S, Habiyaremye M, Werdenberg J. Experience: developing an inpatient malnutrition checklist for children 6 to 59 months to improve WHO protocol adherence and facilitate quality improvement in a low-resource setting. Global Health Action 11, 1503785 (2018).

Phelps BR, Hathcock SJ, Werdenberg J, Schutze GE. Experiencing antiretroviral adherence: helping healthcare staff better understand adherence to paediatric antiretrovirals. Journal International AIDS Society 2010;13(1):48.