About Huma I. Shah, DrPH

Huma Shah, DrPH, MPH, FACHE has over 20 years of health care administration experience spanning strategy, leadership development, health policy, public health, marketing, community and business development. Dr. Shah has worked in healthcare and higher education settings in the U.S. and abroad. She is passionate about leadership and innovations in healthcare delivery using strategic thinking and values based leadership principles. In 2019, she was the strategy advisor to the CEO of a for-profit hospital in Abu Dhabi, where she successfuly lead an ambitious 3 year strategic plan focusing on growth and innovations. To stay current in the field, she is involved in several professional boards and serves as a technical consultant for HC2 Strategies where she is currently facilitating CalAIM Indian Health Roundtables and PATH CITED Collaboratives. 

She has been a faculty member at Loma Linda University School of Public Health since 2012 and held administrative positions at Loma Linda University Health's Marketing Department and Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center (LLUBMC) where she last served as the Director of Research. During her tenure at LLUBMC she worked on reducing the stigma of mental illness and addiction through research, marketing and community based efforts. In addition she was an integral part of the leadership team and was actively involved in strategic initiatives across the hospital and University.

Since 2018, Dr. Shah is the Program Director for the Masters in Healthcare Administration Program and is a member of the Center for Strategy and Innovation where she continues to champion the School's Organizational Strategy. In 2022, she was a technical advisor for LLUH's Community Health Needs Assessment and continues to be actively involved in various strategic University Committe taskforces and committees including: Accreditation, Digital Education and Online Growth as well as the Council for Interprofessional Education where she co-chairs an Assessment Workgroup. She is also a Faculty Scholar for the Intitute for Health Policy and Leadership.

Dr. Shah obtained the distinguished FACHE credential in 2021, demonstrating her competency in all areas of healthcare management and signifying her lifelong commitment to professional development and continuous education. She is an instructor for the BOG series, hosted by the ACHE soCal Chapter. It is a course offered to prepare fellow healthcare executives in preparing for the Board of Governor's exam. In 2022, she was the recipient of the Senior Healthcare Executive Regents Award which is awarded to ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE's goals. Dr. Shah has served on the ACHE Southern California board as the Inland Program Council Chair and was elected to serve as President-elect for 2024 and continues to participate in local and national committees including the Asian Healthcare Leaders Diversity Committee.

Dr. Shah teaches and has previously instructed in the following areas related to her practice experience: Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Healthcare Delivery, Strategic Planning, Health Policy Communications, Health Care Delivery, and Marketing. A former recipient of the Dysinger Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Shah loves the art of teaching and connecting with her students to help them achieve their purpose in life.  Her research interests include organizational strategy/culture, health policy, leadership, clinical outcomes, and community health. In addition to teaching, Dr. Shah is a faculty advisor for healthcare business case competitions wherein she coached a team that won 1st place in the 2021 Health Care Executives Western Region College Bowl. Case methodolgy and competitions are something she is passionate about as it provides a wonderful venue for students to gain real life skills that will help them as they go on to be leaders in healthcare.