March Researcher: Dr. Reshma Shah

Community Research Summary:

Promoting Early Child Development in Primary Care for Children from Low-Income Families

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago


Dr. Shah received her M.D. at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at University of Chicago, pediatric residency at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and pediatric internship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Her research aims to develop, test and disseminate primary care strategies that improve early child development among low-income families. She is the principal investigator of a career development award from the National Institutes of Health and has also received funding from Maternal Child Health Bureau of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science to support her work.