Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. --- Before Nirav took his oath as the Director of Public Health, he was an attorney at Sidley Austin in Chicago, focusing on the administrative and legal aspects of public health. He has worked with clients around the world to administer health programs, improving access to quality health care.In addition, Shah is currently a lecturer in global public health at the University of Chicago’s medical school, where he teaches students how to solve public health problems through empirical analysis. He also sits on the board of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation and the Women’s Global Education project.Prior to earning his medical and law degrees, Shah worked for the Ministry of Health in Cambodia as a public health economist. He worked with the Cambodian health care system to address inefficiencies, making the public health system more cost-effective for the government and for the people. Shah has M.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.