Anjali Niyogi

Scholarly Retreats
Type of work
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Anjali Niyogi, a physician, and Dr. Ashley Wennerstrom, a public health researcher and practitioner, have been collaborating successfully since 2014 to improve access to health care services for formerly incarcerated persons. Their residency was used to produce a manuscript documenting the process of developing their Formerly Incarcerated Transition Clinic as well as identify future funding sources for the clinic.

Dr. Anjali Niyogi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin and completed her MD/MPH from Tulane University School of Medicine. She remained at Tulane as a resident and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  Following residency, she received the Piper Fellowship in International Medicine and spent significant time in rural India training community health workers, practicing primary care, and conducting community-based research in pediatric malnutrition.

During Katrina, she developed ad-hoc clinics throughout the city, and advocated for the expansion of clinics away from the centralized MCLNO model to community-based clinics. One of the clinics started at that time (Covenant House) later served as a primary care site for internal medicine and pediatric residents.

She is a hospitalist at University Hospital and teaches medical students and residents. She is a trained member of the Physician for Human Rights’ (PHR) Asylum Network and conducts evaluations for asylum seekers in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. She is the faculty advisor for the Tulane chapter of PHR and the medical director for the student run clinic at the Ozanam Inn homeless shelter.

Dr. Niyogi has worked in Ghana developing and teaching in-service trainings in basic emergency care for mid-level providers in district hospitals. She is a past Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar at Makerere Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. She also has clinical experience in Jamaica, Romania, and Ethiopia.

Dr. Niyogi is one of the founders and co-directors of the Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane ( and is the Tulane program director for the newly established Tulane-St. Paul’s Pediatric Residency Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.