Nakiya N. Showell, MD MPH

Dr. Showell is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  Dr. Showell is a board certified general pediatrician and Attending Physician in the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic. She currently serves as the Project Director of a mixed methods study examining how neighborhood-level factors interact with low- income racial/ethnic minority parents’ culture and personal preferences to influence child diet and physical activity behaviors. Additionally, she is a co-investigator on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded systematic literature review on the comparative effectiveness of child obesity interventions and has published the findings of her focused review of home-based obesity interventions. Dr. Showell is dedicated to a research career focused on eliminating health disparities. Specifically, her overarching goal is to conduct research that leads to the development and implementation of effective multi-level obesity interventions that address obesity disparities among low-income and minority children.