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 and then completed her residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2010. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Showell earned her masters of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2013, Dr. Showell completed a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In the same year she joined the faculty in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Showell 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. To further her research agenda, Dr. Showell was awarded a Johns Hopkins KL2 Mentored Career Development Award in 2014.
In addition to being engaged in active programs of research and clinical activities in the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic, Dr. Showell serves on the Pediatric Diversity Council and Intern Selection Committee for the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Residency Program.