Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine

University Hospital
Well Baby Nursery
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Dr. Shakib is an Associate Professor in the General Pediatric Division and is board certified in General Pediatrics. She cares for patients, teaches physician trainees, and guides care process improvement efforts as Senior Medical Director of the Well Baby and Intermediate Care Nurseries at the University of Utah. Dr. Shakib completed her undergraduate and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Utah and her medical degree at Des Moines University Osteopathic Health Sciences Center. After completing residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, she returned to the University of Utah to join the faculty and complete a primary care research fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree.

Dr. Shakib has focused her research platform on improving the care of young infants. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on extramural awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Thrasher Research Fund involving influenza and pertussis immunization and opioid exposure in pregnant women and infants. Dr. Shakib currently serves as site Co- Principal Investigator for a CDC-sponsored surveillance network of clinical sites that aims to improve understanding of the spectrum of maternal, infant, and child health outcomes following treatment for Opioid Use Disorder during pregnancy. She also serves as pediatric site lead for a Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccine trial and a COVID-19 trial in pregnant women.

In her role as Co-Director of Workforce Development for the Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Dr. Shakib works to advance the careers of undergraduates, medical students, residents, and junior faculty through research education.

Selected Bibliography:

Bahr TM, Shakib JH, Stipelman CH, Kawamoto K, Lauer S, Christensen RD.
Improvement Initiative: End-Tidal Carbon Monoxide Measurement in Newborns Receiving Phototherapy.
J Pediatr. 2021;238:168-173.e2. PubMed abstract

Kawamoto K, Kukhareva PV, Weir C, Flynn MC, Nanjo CJ, Martin DK, Warner PB, Shields DE, Rodriguez-Loya S, Bradshaw RL, Cornia RC, Reese TJ, Kramer HS, Taft T, Curran RL, Morgan KL, Borbolla D, Hightower M, Turnbull WJ, Strong MB, Chapman WW, Gregory T, Stipelman CH, Shakib JH, Hess R, Boltax JP, Habboushe JP, Sakaguchi F, Turner KM, Narus SP, Tarumi S, Takeuchi W, Ban H, Wetter DW, Lam C, Caverly TJ, Fagerlin A, Norlin C, Malone DC, Kaphingst KA, Kohlmann WK, Brooke BS, Del Fiol G.
Establishing a multidisciplinary initiative for interoperable electronic health record innovations at an academic medical center.
JAMIA Open. 2021;4(3):ooab041. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Morris E, Bardsley T, Schulte K, Seidel J, Shakib JH, Buchi KF, Fung CM.
Hospital Outcomes of Infants with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome at a Tertiary Care Hospital with High Rates of Concurrent Nonopioid (Polysubstance) Exposure.
Am J Perinatol. 2020. PubMed abstract / Full Text
This study was to determine hospital outcomes of infants exposed to opioids alone or co-exposed with nonopioid substances (polysubstance) in a single urban academic center.

Conradt E, Shakiba N, Ostlund B, Terrell S, Kaliush P, Shakib JH, Crowell SE.
Prenatal maternal hair cortisol concentrations are related to maternal prenatal emotion dysregulation but not neurodevelopmental or birth outcomes.
Dev Psychobiol. 2020;62(6):758-767. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Bahr TM, Shakib JH, Stipelman CH, Kawamoto K, Cail K, Lauer S, Christensen RD.
Improving the Bilirubin Management Program in the Newborn Nursery: Background, Aims, and Protocol.
Neonatology. 2020;117(3):358-364. PubMed abstract