Assistant Professor, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Fred Hutch
Dr. Shah is an Assistant Professor with the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) and the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division. Dr. Shah conducts behavioral and implementation science research to inform clinical practice and health policy in healthcare delivery. Much of his research focuses on expanding the role of pharmacists in delivering cancer prevention and control services.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington School of Pharmacy
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington School of Public Health
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Chapel Hill, NC, 2018
Ph.D., Health Behavior, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2017
Pharm.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2012
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2008
Dr. Shah studies the adoption and integration of HPV vaccination services in community pharmacies to reduce missed opportunities for adolescents to get vaccinated. Additionally, a key component to adoption and use of HPV vaccination is effective provider communication about this evidence-based clinical service with parents and patients. As such, his research portfolio also includes health communication research focused on effective ways healthcare providers can recommend HPV vaccine and addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. Dr. Shah also investigates how pharmacies can be used to provide colorectal cancer screening services to medically underserved communities. These lines of research apply a multilevel perspective to understanding the challenges of implementing evidence-based clinical services into a community pharmacy context. Dr. Shah also collaborates with researchers on domestic and global HIV prevention studies including behavioral and implementation research with the HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN).
Dr. Shah applies a variety of research methods to his behavioral and implementation science projects including surveys, interventions, measurement development, and mixed-methods approaches. Additionally, He is conversant in theories grounded in psychology, organizational behavior, economics, and sociology. In 2019, He completed the highly selective Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) at NCI. In 2021, He completed the highly selective Multilevel Intervention Training Institute (MLTI) at NCI.
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