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Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Anisha Patel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

 Dr. Patel’s research interests include developing and evaluating interventions and policies to prevent childhood obesity. She is widely recognized for her research examining drinking water access in schools; she has published widely on this topic and has a diverse funding portfolio ranging from the National Institutes of Health to foundations.

 Dr. Patel’s research has helped to inform the development of state and federal policy that requires drinking water access in food service areas in schools.  For this work, Dr. Patel has been recognized with an Academy of Pediatrics Outstanding Achievement Award and a Sidney S. Chipman Alumni Award from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.   

 Dr. Patel received her MD and MSPH at the University of North Carolina, completed her pediatric residency at Stanford, and obtained a masters in health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Patel’s clinical practice in is outpatient general pediatrics. She sees patients at the UCSF Mount Zion campus and at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.