Erica Shelton

Principal Researcher

Erica Shelton is a principal health clinician researcher at AIR and a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Dr. Shelton’s research focuses on optimization of health care access for vulnerable populations to decrease health disparities and enhance value and efficiency of emergency care.  Her work is aimed at increasing patient and community engagement in the health care system to optimize access and service utilization for vulnerable populations. 

In particular, as a practicing physician in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Shelton’s research focuses on enhancing patient-provider communication, especially among urban populations and communities of color.

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M.H.S. and M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University; B.S., Chemical Engineering (Minor: African and African Diaspora Studies), Massachusetts Institute of Technology