Ms. Shah is responsible for the outreach, maintenance, and marketing of HSRProj, a database funded by the National Library of Medicine.

Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Ms. Shah worked as an intern at the American Psychological Association (APA), and as a special volunteer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her main responsibilities at APA included conducting research on cancer disparities and advocating for cancer control policy. While at NIH, she designed and performed a research study on prehypertension and obesity with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Ms. Shah holds a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Davis.

Authored by Nisha Shah Kanani, M.P.H.


Trends in Urban Health Services Research (HSR): Priorities, Gaps, and Collaborations

With input from Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), AcademyHealth staff used the National Library of Medicine’s Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database to review trends in urban health services research (HSR) within participating BCHC Cities to explore the nature of HSR undertaken in these cities, and whether there is collaboration in research among these cities.