Anisha Patel, MSPH, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Anisha I. Patel is a pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Parnassus who is particularly interested in chronic disease prevention. In her research, her focus is on childhood obesity and chronic disease prevention. She speaks Gujarati, a language of India, and Spanish.

Patel earned a medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and completed a residency at Stanford University Hospital in pediatrics in 2005, a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Academic Pediatric Association and has co-authored several professional journal articles. She is an adjunct assistant professor at the UCSF School of Medicine.

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Education

University of North Carolina School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 2005

Fellowships

UCLA Medical Center, 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Patel AI, Moghadam SD, Freedman M, Hazari A, Fang ML, Allen IE. The association of flavored milk consumption with milk and energy intake, and obesity: A systematic review. Prev Med. 2018 Mar 06; 111:151-162.
  2. Hecht AA, Grumbach JM, Hampton KE, Hecht K, Braff-Guajardo E, Brindis CD, McCulloch CE, Patel AI. Validation of a survey to examine drinking-water access, practices and policies in schools. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Dec; 20(17):3068-3074.
  3. Patel AI, Schmidt LA. Water Access in the United States: Health Disparities Abound and Solutions Are Urgently Needed. Am J Public Health. 2017 Sep; 107(9):1354-1356.
  4. Grummon AH, Hampton KE, Hecht A, Oliva A, McCulloch CE, Brindis CD, Patel AI. Validation of a Brief Questionnaire Against Direct Observation to Assess Adolescents' School Lunchtime Beverage Consumption. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Nov - Dec; 49(10):847-851.e1.
  5. Long MW, Gortmaker SL, Patel AI, Onufrak SJ, Wilking CL, Cradock AL. Public Perception of Quality and Support for Required Access to Drinking Water in Schools and Parks. Am J Health Promot. 2018 Jan; 32(1):72-74.
  6. Patel AI, Grummon AH, Hampton KE, Oliva A, McCulloch CE, Brindis CD. A Trial of the Efficacy and Cost of Water Delivery Systems in San Francisco Bay Area Middle Schools, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 07 07; 13:E88.
  7. Patel AI, Brindis CD. Maximizing School Policies to Reduce Youth Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jul; 59(1):1-2.
  8. Young CA, Stookey J, Patel AI, Chan C, Evans J, Cohn K, Agana L, Yen IH, Fernandez A, Cabana MD. San Francisco childcare centers' preparedness in the prevention and management of asthma among preschool-aged children. J Asthma. 2016 09; 53(7):691-8.
  9. Grummon AH, Oliva A, Hampton KE, Patel AI. Association Between Student Purchases of Beverages During the School Commute and In-School Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, San Francisco Bay Area, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Dec 17; 12:E220.
  10. Dooley D, Patel A, Schmidt LA. Chocolate Milk in Schools. Pediatrics. 2015 Dec; 136(6):e1680.
  11. Bogart LM, Babey SH, Patel AI, Wang P, Schuster MA. Lunchtime School Water Availability and Water Consumption Among California Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jan; 58(1):98-103.
  12. Ritchie LD, Yoshida S, Sharma S, Patel A, Vitale EH, Hecht K. Drinking water in California child care sites before and after 2011-2012 beverage policy. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Jun 04; 12:E89.
  13. Young CA, Chan C, Stookey J, Patel AI, Evans J, Cohn K, Agana L, Yen IH, Fernandez A, Cabana MD. Development of a Tool to Evaluate Asthma Preparedness and Management in Child-Care Centers. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2015 Jun 01; 28(2):121-128.
  14. England JL, Linchey J, Madsen KA, Patel AI. Reach Out and Eat: Food and Beverages Depicted in Books for Preschoolers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Nov; 54(13):1257-64.
  15. Patel AI, Bogart LM, Klein DJ. Middle school student attitudes about school drinking fountains and water intake. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):471-7.
  16. Patel AI, Hecht K, Hampton KE, Grumbach JM, Braff-Guajardo E, Brindis CD. Tapping into water: key considerations for achieving excellence in school drinking water access. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jul; 104(7):1314-9.
  17. Patel AI, Ritchie L. Striving for meaningful policies to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake among young children. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep; 132(3):566-8.
  18. Patel AI, Shapiro DJ, Wang YC, Cabana MD. Sociodemographic characteristics and beverage intake of children who drink tap water. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul; 45(1):75-82.
  19. Beck AL, Patel A, Madsen K. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage and 100% fruit juice consumption among California children. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4):364-70.
  20. Shapiro DJ, Hersh AL, Cabana MD, Sutherland SM, Patel AI. Hypertension screening during ambulatory pediatric visits in the United States, 2000-2009. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct; 130(4):604-10.

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