Priya Shankar, MD, MPH

HS Asst Clinical Professor
+1 415 476-5001

Dr. Shankar is a physician with a passion for gender justice, intersectional feminism, reproductive and mental health, and health equity. She is a graduate of the UCSF Pediatric Leaders for the Underserved Residency Program and also is the co-founder of the award-winning organization called Girls Health Champions which fights gender bias by training youth globally as gender and health peer educators. She was a former Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India from 2009 to 2010 and a Fogarty-NIH fellow from 2020 to 2022 where she focused on global adolescent health.

Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's Federally Qualified Health Center in teen, school-based health, and primary care. She is also a faculty member with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.


Codeveloping an Adolescent Health Program in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of a Community-Partnered Responsive Feedback Approach.

Global health, science and practice

Sharma R, Danish M, Khajenoori Y, Shaikh D, Chaudary Y, Khan H, Bhat N, Doshi A, Nalawade S, Rajput P, Shahi S, Shankar P

Breastfeeding Knowledge and Practices in New Delhi, India

Postgraduate Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Priya Shankar, Stephen R Kodish, Farah Meraj Khanam, Sheila Isanaka

Hidden in plain sight: mental health in India

The Lancet Psychiatry

Priya Shankar, Arjun Shankar

Youth Advisory Boards During the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Theory to Practice in a Global Health Setting.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Shankar P, Khan H, Shaikh D, Chaudhary Y, Bhat N, Nannapaneni A, Sanghavi R, Sood R, Vakharia I, Sharma R

Decolonising gender in India.

The Lancet. Global health

Shankar P, Rajaraman BK, Shaikh A, Patel P, Nannapaneni A, Sharma S, Sharma R, Sarkar A, Pemde H

India's adolescents: taking charge of the future.

The Lancet. Child & adolescent health

Bhat N, Shankar P

Association of Food Insecurity with Children's Behavioral, Emotional, and Academic Outcomes: A Systematic Review.

Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP

Shankar P, Chung R, Frank DA