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Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Dr. Shah is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children within the UC Department of Pediatrics. She has a strong background in pediatric advocacy and health policy. Dr. Shah is a PEDSnet Scholar through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) which currently supports her research interests. Her research has focused on the association of parental adversity and resilience with outcomes after pediatric discharge. 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.

Additional Languages

Gujarati, Spanish

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine

Research Interests

Advocacy; adverse childhood experiences; resilience; community based research; health services research; social determinants of health

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine

My Education

MPH: University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, 2017.

Quality Scholar: James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015-2017.

Clinical Fellow: Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014-2017.

Resident: Department of General Pediatrics, Levine Children's Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2012-2014.

Intern: Department of General Pediatrics, Levine Children's Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2011-2012.

DO: Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, CA, 2007-2011.

MMS: Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2007.

BA: Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts & Sciences, St. Louis, MO, 2001-2005.

Certifications: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

My Publications

Chang L, Shah A, Hoefgen E, Auger KA, Weng H, Simmons JM, Shah SS, Beck AF, on behalf of the H2O Trial study. Lost Earnings and Nonmedical Expenses of Pediatric Hospitalizations. Pediatrics. 2018;142(3)10.1542/peds.2008-1536.

Shah A, Beck A, Sucharew H, Litman S, Pfefferman C, Haney J, Shah S, Simmons J, Auger K, on behalf of the H2O Study Group. Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience on Coping after Discharge. Pediatrics. 2018;141(4):10.1542/peds.2017-2127.

Nerlinger A, Shah A (co-first author), Beck A, Beers L, Wong S, Chamberlain L, Keller D. The Advocacy Portfolio: A Standardized Tool for Documenting Physician Advocacy. Academic Medicine. 2018;93(6):860-868.

Shah A, Simmons J, Beck A. Adding a Vital Sign: Considering the Utility of Place-Based Measures in Healthcare Settings. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018;10.1542/hpeds.2017-0219. 

Shaugnessy E, Shah A, Ambroggio L, Statile A. Quality Improvement Feature Series Article #1: Introduction to Quality Improvement. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2017.