Shikha Anand, MD, MPH
Chief Health Officer
Shikha Anand is responsible for strategic oversight of NICHQ's programs and evaluation and guides NICHQ's content and business development strategies from a community health perspective. Shikha is a pediatrician with expertise in community health and the patient centered medical home. She has over 10 years of experience championing children’s health and creating innovative programs to integrate community supports with healthcare resources for underserved children to improve care for children with obesity, autism, asthma, behavioral health concerns and special healthcare needs. She created the Healthy Weight Clinic, a community health model for multi-disciplinary obesity care, and the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, a national program to provide healthy food access for underserved families. She is a graduate of Union College, Albany Medical College and Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital and her fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a community health center pediatrician, having served for five years as the Pediatric Director at the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury, Mass. Since 2011, she has been providing care for vulnerable families at the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA. She serves on the Board of Directors of Healthcare Without Harm and Chairs the Advisory Board for Wholesome Wave's Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program.