Shaquita Bell, MD (Cherokee)

Shaquita Bell, MD (Cherokee)

At Large Director

Born and raised in Minnesota, Shaquita is Cherokee on her mother’s side and African-American on her father’s.  She completed medical school at the University of Minnesota in 2006.  Dr. Bell then went on to pediatric residency at the University of Washington, which she completed in 2009.  In 2010, she remained at Seattle Children’s completing a chief residency year becoming the first Native American Chief resident at Seattle Children’s.  Dr. Bell is currently a pediatrician at the community health center Odessa Brown.  She is the site coordinator for pediatrics residents.  Dr. Bell is a Clinical Associate Professor at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington in the division of General Pediatrics. Additionally, she is the Medical Director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s Hospital.   She is the immediate-past Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Native American Child Health. She runs the Trafficking workgroup at Seattle Children’s Hospital.