Megha Shankar

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5230-372X Additional info
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    University of ChicagoABAnthropology, Biology
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of MedicineMDMedicine
    University of WashingtonResidencyInternal Medicine
    Stanford University/Palo Alto VAFellowshipHealth Services Research
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    Alpha Omega Alpha
    Gold Humanism Honor Society

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    Dr. Megha Shankar is an internal medicine physician, researcher, and educator.

    She practices primary care at the UCSD 4th and Lewis clinic in Hillcrest, as well as provides health screenings through the UCSD Asylum Shelters Clinic.

    Her academic and scholarly work spans women's health, social justice, and medical education. Specific topics include: HPV vaccination in East African families, intimate partner violence, female genital cutting, reproductive justice, postpartum health equity, Veteran women's health, anti-racism communication, microaggressions in medical training, trauma informed care, social justice curricula, and refugee, immigrant, and migrant health.

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    Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Health Elective
    Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
    Reproductive Justice in Telemedicine
    Sanford Empathy and Technology Grant
    Trauma Screening in Women of Reproductive Age
    University of California ACEs Aware Network (UCAAN)
    Presence 5 for Trauma-Informed Care
    Society of Bedside Medicine
    Development and Implementation of a Community Based Social Justice Residency Curriculum
    Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
    Outpatient IPV Screening and Response
    Division of General Internal Medicine Mini-Grant
    Evaluation of a Community Based Social Justice Residency Curriculum
    Building Trust & Equity in IM Training Grant (AAIM, ABIM, ACP, Macy Foundation)

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    1. Credentialing Internal Medicine Physicians to Expand Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Access. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2023. Jennifer L Michener, David A Hirsh, Pelin Batur, Rachel S Casas, Vidya Gopinath, Lydia E Pace, Christine Prifti, Jennifer Rusiecki, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Megha Shankar, Mindy Sobota, Deborah Gomez Kwolek. View Publication.
    2. Teaching reproductive justice. Clin Teach. 2023 08; 20(4):e13593. Bachorik AE, Shankar M, Williams M, Beaman J, McClintock AH. PMID: 37265203.
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    3. Moving beyond inquiry: a secondary qualitative analysis on promoting racial justice in clinical care. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Mar 23; 23(1):180. Kyerematen B, Garcia R, Cox J, Zulman DM, Shankar M. PMID: 36959597; PMCID: PMC10035470.
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    4. State of Reproductive Health Volume II: VA Reproductive Health Diagnoses and Organization of Care. Office of Women’s Health, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. 2023. Katon JG, Tartaglione EV, Eleazer JR, Frayne SM, Haeger KO, Luo S, Schule AKR, Offer C, Phibbs CS, Rose D, Saechao F, Shankar M, Shaw J, Vinekar KS, Yano EM, Christy AY, Johnson AM.
    5. Teaching Anti-Racism in the Clinical Environment: The Five-Minute Moment for Racial Justice in Healthcare. Am J Med. 2023 04; 136(4):345-349. Wang SXY, Chi K, Shankar M, Israni ST, Verghese A, Zulman DM. PMID: 36566895.
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    6. Say My Name: Understanding the Power of Names, Correct Pronunciation, and Personal Narratives. MedEdPORTAL . 2022; 18(11284). Salma Dali, MD, Anaid Atasuntseva, PhD, Megha Shankar, MD, Eve Ayeroff, MD, Malorie Holmes, MD, Christina Johnson, MD, Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, MD, MS, Beth Beadle, MD, Joon Chang, MD, Kathleen Boyd, MD, Tamara Dunn, MD. View Publication.
    7. An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Associated With Spontaneous Preterm Birth Among Pregnant Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Women's Health Issues. 2022. Panelli DM, Chan CS, Shaw JG, Shankar M, Kimerling R, Frayne SM, Herrero TC, Lyell DJ, Phibbs CS. View Publication.
    8. Veteran Postpartum Health: VA Care Team Perspectives on Care Coordination, Health Equity, and Trauma-Informed Care. Mil Med. 2022 Sep 16. Gopisetty DD, Shaw JG, Gray C, Frayne S, Phibbs C, Shankar M. PMID: 36151892.
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    9. The Presence 5 for Racial Justice Framework for anti-racist communication with Black patients. Health Serv Res. 2022 12; 57 Suppl 2:263-278. Brown-Johnson C, Cox J, Shankar M, Baratta J, De Leon G, Garcia R, Hollis T, Verano M, Henderson K, Upchurch M, Safaeinili N, Shaw JG, Fortuna RJ, Beverly C, Walsh M, Somerville CS, Haverfield M, Israni ST, Verghese A, Zulman DM. PMID: 35765147; PMCID: PMC9660409.
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    10. The Impact of a Comic Book Intervention on East African-American Adolescents' HPV Vaccine-Related Knowledge, Beliefs and Intentions. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Dec; 24(6):1489-1500. Shin MB, Ko LK, Ibrahim A, Mohamed FB, Lin J, Celentano I, Shankar M, Amsalu F, Ali AA, Richardson BA, Taylor VM, Winer RL. PMID: 35357620; PMCID: PMC10129048.
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    11. Presence 5 for Racial Justice Workshop: Fostering Dialogue Across Medical Education to Disrupt Anti-Black Racism in Clinical Encounters . MedEdPORTAL. 2022; 18(11227). Megha Shankar, MD, Kelsey Henderson, Raquel Garcia, Gabrielle Li, KeAndrea Titer, MD, Rhonda Graves Acholonu, MD, Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH, Cati Brown-Johnson, PhD, Joy Cox, PhD, Jonathan G. Shaw, MD, MS, Marie Christine Haverfield, PhD, Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc, Sonoo Thadaney Israni, MBA, Donna Zulman, MD, MS. View Publication.
    12. Nonmedical Transdisciplinary Perspectives of Black and Racially and Ethnically Diverse Individuals About Antiracism Practices: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 02 01; 5(2):e2147835. Shankar M, Cox J, Baratta J, De Leon G, Shaw JG, Israni ST, Zulman DM, Brown-Johnson CG. PMID: 35138395; PMCID: PMC8829657.
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    13. Postpartum Transition of Care: Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Veterans' Re-Engagement in VA Primary Care after Pregnancy. Womens Health Issues. 2021 Nov-Dec; 31(6):603-609. Shankar M, Chan CS, Frayne SM, Panelli DM, Phibbs CS, Shaw JG. PMID: 34229932.
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    14. Casualties of the World War II metaphor: women's reproductive health fighting for narrative inclusion in COVID-19. Med Humanit. 2022 Sep; 48(3):261-264. Bailey Y, Shankar M, Phillips P. PMID: 34155088.
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    15. The impact of an educational forum intervention on East African mothers' HPV vaccine-related knowledge, attitudes, and intentions to vaccinate their adolescent children. Vaccine. 2021 06 23; 39(28):3767-3776. Chu H, Ko LK, Ibrahim A, Bille Mohamed F, Lin J, Shankar M, Amsalu F, Ali AA, Richardson BA, Taylor VM, Winer RL. PMID: 34053792; PMCID: PMC9984200.
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    16. Development and evaluation of an online continuing education course to increase healthcare provider self-efficacy to make strong HPV vaccine recommendations to East African immigrant families. Tumour Virus Res. 2021 06; 11:200214. McFadden SM, Ko LK, Shankar M, Ibrahim A, Berliner D, Lin J, Mohamed FB, Amsalu F, Ali AA, Jang SH, Winer RL. PMID: 33647533; PMCID: PMC7944093.
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    17. True Choice in Reproductive Care: Using Cultural Humility and Explanatory Models to Support Reproductive Justice in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 05; 36(5):1395-1399. Shankar M, Williams M, McClintock AH. PMID: 32974726; PMCID: PMC7514230.
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    18. "Racial Bias…I'm Not Sure if It Has Affected My Practice": a Qualitative Exploration of Racial Bias in Team-Based Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 11; 35(11):3395-3397. Brown-Johnson C, Shankar M, Taylor NK, Safaeinili N, Shaw JG, Winget M, Mahoney M. PMID: 32935312; PMCID: PMC7491594.
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    19. Trying Times and Trying Out Solutions: Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Support for Women Veterans During COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 09; 35(9):2728-2731. Rossi FS, Shankar M, Buckholdt K, Bailey Y, Israni ST, Iverson KM. PMID: 32607932; PMCID: PMC7325833.
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    20. Approaches for Residents to Address Problematic Patient Behavior: Before, During, and After the Clinical Encounter. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 08; 11(4):371-374. Shankar M, Albert T, Yee N, Overland M. PMID: 31440327; PMCID: PMC6699523.
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