Tag: climate change

Shalini Shah, DO Shalini Shah, DO (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Massachusetts Medical School


Shalini Shah is a third year pediatrics resident at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. She first learned of climate change as an undergraduate and has become increasingly passionate about engaging in this topic over time. She studied medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. She hopes to co​mbine her interests in pediatrics with environmental and population health to engage in climate research and advocacy. Through this column, she aims to share narratives that illustrate the health impacts of climate change in a relatable way.




Climate Change is Here: A Pediatrician’s Perspective on the Public Health Crisis

Dakor (Kheda District), Gujarat, India December 1, 2019 Softly and subtly, the rustling of the leaves quickens and a cool breeze sweeps across the town. A child rocks gently on a swing and a father stands in the bazaar bartering for the best value for vegetables for dinner. His wife is hospitalized with hemorrhagic dengue; shivering with fevers that rise and fall as do her blood counts. The surroundings quickly transform from the afternoon’s thick, sweltering …

Shalini Shah, DO Shalini Shah, DO (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Massachusetts Medical School


Shalini Shah is a third year pediatrics resident at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. She first learned of climate change as an undergraduate and has become increasingly passionate about engaging in this topic over time. She studied medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. She hopes to co​mbine her interests in pediatrics with environmental and population health to engage in climate research and advocacy. Through this column, she aims to share narratives that illustrate the health impacts of climate change in a relatable way.