Anita Shah, DO, MMS, MPH

Anita Shah is an assistant professor of Pediatrics 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 fellowship-trained pediatric hospitalist with a passion for child advocacy and health policy. As a fellow, she completed her MPH at the University of Michigan and was a Quality Scholar at the James M. Anderson for Health Systems Excellence. She serves as the lead for the Healthcare Channel within Joining Forces for Children, a collective impact group centered around building child and family resilience in Greater Cincinnati.

Dr. Shah's PEDSnet project focuses on developing and testing a co-produced screening tool for parental adversity, resilience, and social determinants of health in parents of hospitalized children. The specific aims of her project are to: 

  1. Determine which point-of-contact characteristics (patient demographics, place-based factors tied to home address) support identification of parents with high ACEs and/or low resilience, and 
  2. Adapt existing screening tools (e.g., ACE) to co-design a family-friendly screening process that effectively identifies parents with high ACEs/low resilience.