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Nakiya Naomi Showell, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Female

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Pediatrics - General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-3865

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic

200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2000

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

5200 Eastern Avenue
Mason Lord Building, West Tower
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-614-3865

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

301 Mason Lord Drive
Suite 1100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Expertise

Pediatrics

Research Interests

Obesity prevention; Obesity disparities; Multilevel interventions; Clinic-based interventions

Biography

Dr. Nakiya Naomi Showell is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a board-certified general pediatrician and attending physician in the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic. 

Dr. Showell received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College. She earned her M.D. from Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and performed a fellowship in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Showell also earned her master’s of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011.

She is dedicated to research focused on eliminating child obesity disparities, with the goal to develop and implement effective, multi-level obesity interventions that address obesity disparities among low-income and minority children.

Dr. Showell was awarded a Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholarship Junior Faculty KL2 Award in 2014. She was also a scholar in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Showell serves on the Pediatric Diversity Council at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School / MD (2007)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics-General (2010, 2016)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Showell is dedicated to research focused on eliminating child obesity disparities. Specifically, her overarching goal is to conduct research that leads to the development and implementation of effective multi-level obesity interventions that address obesity disparities among low-income and minority children.

    She currently serves as the project director of a mixed-methods study examining how neighborhood-level factors interact with low- income racial and ethnic minority parents' culture and personal preferences to influence child diet and physical activity behaviors. Additionally, she has served as a co-investigator on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded systematic literature review on the comparative effectiveness of child obesity interventions and has published the findings of her focused review of home-based obesity interventions.

    Selected Publications

    Showell NN, Fawole O, Segal J, Wilson RF, Cheskin LJ, Bleich SN, Wu Y, Lau B, Wang Y. "A systematic review of home-based childhood obesity prevention studies." Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e193-200. PMID: 23753095; PMCID: PMC3691540.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholarship Junior Faculty KL2 Award, 2014

    Professional Activities

    • Pediatric Diversity Council, Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital
    • Scholars, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 2014
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