Scholarly Journals--Accepted

  • Spencer-Hwang R, Cruz A, Ong MY, Chitanda A, Harvey Y, Hwang J, Shah H, and Wilber L. Prevalence of Burnout Among Public Health Professionals: A Systematic Review. Journal of Public Health Practice and Management. (10/2023)

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Alramadhan F, Herring RP, Beeson WL, Nelson A, Shah H. Religiosity and type 2 diabetes self-management among Muslims residing in California. Heliyon. 2023 Sep 3;9(9):e19725. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e19725. PMID: 37809987; PMCID: PMC10558997.     (09/2023)
  • Kasi Lou Van Heel; Anna Nelson; Daniel Handysides; Huma Shah. (May 26, 2022). Factors Associated with Confidence in Health Information Access Using the Internet. JMIR Formative Research. (05/2022)
  • Alammari D, Banta JE, Shah H, Reibling E, Ramadan M. Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records and Ambulatory Healthcare Quality Measures. Cureus. 2021 Jan 31;13(1):e13036. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13036. PMID: 33665057; PMCID: PMC7924813. (01/2021)
  • Nelson, A., DeLeon, A., Modeste, N., , Marshak, H., Banta, J., Shah, H. (2018). Association of Covered California and Healthcare Access and Utilization among Latino Population. California Journal of Health Promotio. 16 (2). DOI: Background and Purpose: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act resulted in establishment of Covered California (Covered CA), a marketplace providing federally subsidized health insurance in California. This study explored whether obtaining Covered CA coverage improves healthcare access and utilization among Latinos, and whether acculturation plays a role in utilization of healthcare. Methods: 270 Latino adults in San Diego community completed a self-report survey. Results: Those with Covered CA were significantly more likely to have a main provider (p<.0005), to select doctor’s office as location for services (p<.05), and significantly less likely (p<.0005) to report cost as an obstacle to care compared to uninsured participants. The more acculturated group was more likely to report receiving care at a doctor’s office (p<.05). Those who were less acculturated were more likely to report cost as an obstacle to care (p<.05). However, no significant associations were found between acculturation or insurance type and utilization of healthcare. Conclusion: Although health insurance and higher levels of acculturation do improve access, the study did not find their significant association with utilization of provider visits. Our results suggest that healthcare providers might want to consider additional factors to improve utilization of services instead of mainly emphasizing insurance. (08/2019)
  • Barilla, D., Shah, H., Rawson, R. (June 2019). Bold leadership is needed to transform healthcare. Journal of Healthcare Leadership (11), 81-85. Health care in the United States is going through significant changes and is at the forefront of the political landscape. While the health care debate rages on, leaders need to forge ahead and continue to work towards population-based health care and investing in their communities in a fiscally conscious way. Many innovations are happening but more needs to be done, especially in upstream services improving the health of the community. Research shows that investing in social care services and community-based investments results in lower health care expenditures and better health outcomes. Efforts should be placed on exploring a blended medical/social model of care while considering blended funding sources wherein the community needs to be active participants in this explorative process. (08/2019) (link)
  • Distelberg, B., Emerson, N, Gavaza, P., Tapanes, D., Brown, W, Shah, H., Williams Reade, J., and Montgomery, S. (2016). Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Family Systems Intervention for Managing Pediatric Chronic Illness. Family Intervention for Managing Pediatric Chronic Illness, 42(3), 371-382. doi: 10.1111/2Fjmft.12166 (07/2016)

Online Publications

  • Why are Hospitals Investing in Houses? Blog post: Loma Linda University Health's Institute for Health Policy and Research (11/2022) (link)
  • Shah, H. (March 2022). Blog. Why are hospitals investing in housing? Blog post. Loma Linda University Health's Institute for Health Policy (03/2022) (link)
  • Shah, H. (January 2022). Blog. Rise in Emergency Department Visits due to Limited Access to Behavioral Health Services. Loma Linda University. Institute for Health Policy and Research. (01/2022) (link)
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Upstream, Blog Post. Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. (05/2021) (link)
  • Shah, H. (May 12, 2021). Blog. Addressing the Social Determinant of Health Upstream. Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. (05/2021) (link)
  • Shah, H. (November 5, 2020). (Blog). Is telemedicine furthering the digital divide. Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. Retreived from:   (11/2020)
  • Shah, H. (May 21, 2020). (Blog). Experiencing Burnout? What Organizations can do to Help. Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. Retreived from: (05/2020)

Scholarly Journals--Submitted

  • Kraft, E., Lee, J., Shah, H. Oh, J. & Nelson, A. (2021). Longitudinal Study of Job Satisfaction, Job Control, Job Stress, Spiritual Meaning and Medicare Payments Among Older Adults in the United States. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. (11/2021)
  • Castro, L., Lee, J., Morton, K. & Shah, H. Does Prayer after Experiencing Trauma Predict Later Stress (Under Review). International Journal for the Psychology and Religion. (08/2014)

Non-Scholarly Journals

  • 2019-2020 Environmental Scan. Healthpoint Hospital. Scan spanning global and local trends in Abu Dhabi for a specialty hospital to help with Strategy Facilitation. (11/2020)
  • - 2013-2015 LLUH Community Health Plan- Annual LLUBMC Environmental Scan (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) (10/2008)


  • Ciovica, A., Shah, H., Serrao, S., Morgan, R. et al. (August 8, 2012) Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center Eating Disorder Program and the Use of the EDI-3 to Measure Outcomes. Presented Abstract at the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Health Care Conference. (08/2012)