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Dr Prakesh Shah is a Professor in Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Canada. He holds an Applied Research Chair from CIHR in Reproductive and Child Health Services Research.

Currently, he is the director of the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) and an International Network for Evaluation of Outcomes of Neonates (iNeo) whereby he oversees a project of benchmarking outcomes of very low birth weight neonates in eleven countries with population-based neonatal networks with a final aim of improving quality of care across 240 NICUs participating in the network. He is also a CO-PI evaluating pre-conceptional, prenatal and post-partum interventions to develop healthy trajectories of growth in a cluster randomized trial in Southern India.

His areas of interest include Patient and Disease oriented research in neonatal-perinatal medicine, Health services and Epidemiological research in Maternal-Newborn care, Knowledge synthesis and Quality improvement. He has evaluated and produced policy documents on interventions and programs for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of preterm birth for provincial and national agencies. He has published >410 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, >20 book chapters and >20 monographs.