Department of Medicine
Harita Shah is a primary care physician in internal medicine and pediatrics. Her research is focused on the use of community-based participatory research to address disparities in access to care, particularly among Latinx immigrant communities. Her work has included directing public health initiatives that combine community-based outreach and social marketing campaigns to improve access to HIV prevention and, more recently, COVID-19 testing and vaccination for Latinx populations.
Her scholarly work has been published in AIDS and Behavior, AIDS Education and Prevention, Patient Education and Counseling, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
Shah received her BS in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her medical degree, predoctoral research fellowship, and residency in internal medicine–pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.