Anjli Shah

Program Associate

Anjli Shah joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2019 as a program associate working to explore and understand how emerging trends and cutting-edge ideas could influence efforts to build a Culture of Health. In this role, she helps the Pioneer team investigate novel approaches within and beyond traditional health spaces, pursue new relationships and fresh thinking, and connect dots.

Anjli previously was an intern and temporary program associate with the Pioneer team. In these roles, she conducted interviews with staff to inform strategic foresight workshops, strengthen trendsensing capacity, and synthesized data for process improvement.

As a graduate research assistant for Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods in Cleveland, Anjli contributed to the development of a web tool designed to build local capacity for obesity prevention strategies. In this role, she conducted usability interviews, redesigned the tool’s assessment report to improve user experience, and worked with programmers to develop a codebook. As an undergratudate, Anjli worked as a intern at the International Rescue Committee in Oakland providing intensive case management for refugees and asylees resettling in the Bay Area.

Anjli previously worked as a medical scribe at an internal medicine clinic in Los Angeles and a clinical operations intern at an urgent care clinic in Downey, Calif.

Raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Anjli now resides in Jersey City, N.J. She earned her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley and MS in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.

In her free time, she enjoys Kathak riyaaz and learning other dance forms, reading novels set around diaspora experiences, taking road trips, traveling to new countries, and cooking and experimenting with vegetarian and vegan foods.

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