Pari Shah, MSW, LCSW, PhD Candidate, Professional Research Assistant


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work, and serve as a research assistant on the Better Together team. With Better Together, I assists with data collection, analysis, data dissemination, and project management. My research is centered on the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers, and my dissertation explores of the experiences of moral injury amongst clinical social workers in healthcare. My previous research has included the areas of maternal and child health, innovative clinical social work practices, and workforce interventions. Clinically, I practice therapy in the greater Denver area, and have experience working in the hospital and long-term healthcare settings. I use mixed methodologies in my research and value the convergence of clinical practice with research to best serve our community.