Last updated on: 10/22/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Anisha Patel, MD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“As SSB (sugar sweetened beverage) intake has risen, consumption of vitamin D-, calcium-, and protein-rich milk, has declined. Growing youth are particularly vulnerable to decreases in milk intake; while they consume sufficient protein, they do not meet recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for vitamin D and calcium which promote bone health.”

Cowritten with S.D. Moghadam, et al., “The Association of Flavored Milk Consumption with Milk and Energy Intake, and Obesity: A Systematic Review,” Preventive Medicine, June 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University, 2017-present
  • Associate Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, 2009-present
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2006-2009
  • Pediatric Chief Resident, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, 2005-2006
  • Pediatric Resident, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, 2002-2005
Education:
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS), Health Services, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2008
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
  • Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • BS, Chemistry and Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Other:
  • Twitter handle:@anishaipatelmd
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2005
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?