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 completed her MD/MPH from Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a hospitalist at University Hospital where she teaches medical students and residents and adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she teaches topics in Health and Human Rights.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Niyogi developed ad-hoc clinics throughout the city, and advocated for the expansion of clinics away from the centralized MCLNO model to community-based clinics. Following residency, Dr. Niyogi completed the Piper Fellowship in International Medicine, with a focus on pediatric malnutrition and community health worker training in rural India. Dr. Niyogi has continued her work in global health with clinical and educational experience in Ghana, Uganda, Jamaica, Ethiopia and most recently with Central American refugees in Mexico and Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghani refugees in Greece. Dr. Niyogi is one of the founders and co-directors of the Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (

In 2015, Dr. Niyogi founded the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions (FIT) Clinic, which provides continuity of care for acute and chronic medical conditions to persons recently released from incarceration. She is a trained member of the Physician for Human Rights’ (PHR) Asylum Network and conducts evaluations for asylum seekers in Louisiana. She is co-founder of the Forensic Asylum Clinic in New Orleans.

Dr. Niyogi has conducted qualitative and quantitative research in international and US settings.