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 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. Most recently she served as a strategy advisor for HC2 Strategies and a specialty hospital located in Abu Dhabi.

She has served as 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 the BMC she worked on reducing the stigma of mental illness and addiction through research, marketing and comunity 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 serves as the Program Director for the Masters in Healthcare Administration Program and is a member of the Center for Strategy and Innovation where she is currently championing the School's Organizational Strategy and is working on the LLUH's Community Health Needs Assessment.

Dr. Shah obtained the prestigious 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 also serves as the Vice Chair of the Inland Empire Program Council for the Amercan College of Health Care Executives of Southern California.

She teaches and has previous taught in the following areas related to her practice experience: Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, 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, community health, and compassion in the workplace. In addition to teaching, Dr. Shah has served as a faculty advisor for several years for healthcare business case competitions and recently coached a team who won 1st place in the 2021 Health Care Executives Western Region College Bowl. This is 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.