Dr. Anita Shah

Dr. Anita Shah is an Assistant Professor and pediatrician in the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Shah is a child advocate and researcher who came to Cincinnati to pursue a hospital medicine fellowship. During fellowship, she was selected to be a Quality Scholar at the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence and also completed a Master’s in Public Health at University of Michigan. Her research has focused on parental Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience in order to advocate and promote children’s health and well-being. She has received grant funding to study the effect of parental ACEs on hospitalized children, and currently has partnered with parents in Price Hill to help create a culturally sensitive ACEs screen. She also is the health care lead in Joining Forces for Children, a collective impact group that is dedicated to promoting policies that building resilience in children and families in the Greater Cincinnati region.