Shafa Al-Showk, M.P.H., CHES
Shafa Al-Showk is a Health Scientist serving as a Program Official in the Division of Health Information Technology (IT) in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Shafa is a health educator and a public health professional, her areas of focus include: the aging population, chronic disease management, population health, patient-centered outcomes, and patient education. Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health at Walden University.
Prior to joining AHRQ, Shafa was a Public Health Analyst at The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), where she performed data analysis for Health Center Controlled Networks and Cooperative Agreements. She also conducted analyses on Community Health Center data from the Uniform Data System depicting various stages of meaningful use and challenges experienced with Electronic Health Records (EHR).
In the private sector, Shafa played a key role as a clinical manager, in the conceptualization and implementation of an EHR system to ensure effectiveness and efficacy across various arms of the clinical department.