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Anand Shah, MD, MS

Vice President, Social Health, Kaiser Permanente

Anand Shah, MD, MS, is vice president of social health at Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Dr. Shah is responsible for developing and implementing Kaiser Permanente’s national social health strategy.

He collaborates with leaders across Kaiser Permanente to establish enterprise systems, programs, and standards to both screen for and address the myriad social factors influencing health outcomes and health equity. His areas of focus include driving the adoption of standardized screening tools, scaling evidence-based interventions, and integrating into the organization’s electronic health record system a platform to connect members with social services and other community-based programs that alleviate food insecurity, homelessness, and other social needs.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2019, Dr. Shah was the chief product and clinical officer at Pieces Technologies, where he helped develop a new platform to connect health systems and community organizations together to address social needs. He also oversaw the development and implementation of a population health analytics platform that was used to stratify and segment populations based on clinical and social risk.

Dr. Shah is trained as an emergency physician with prior academic appointments at the University of Texas Southwestern, University of Pennsylvania, and Brown University.

He received his undergraduate education in neuroscience and behavioral biology from Emory University, and his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency and chief residency in emergency medicine at Brown University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a master’s degree in health policy research.