Taraneh Shafii, MD, MPH, is attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Shafii serves as deputy medical director of the Public Health Seattle & King County STD Clinic. Among her clinical interests: adolescent reproductive health care, including the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy; health manifestations of stress, anxiety and depression in adolescents; and overweight and eating disorders in adolescents.
Shafii’s research focuses on the development and assessment of primary and secondary interventions to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors in adolescents and the associated morbidity of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. Her interests include early reproductive health education for youth and early adolescents who are not yet sexually active, and behavioral risk-reduction interventions for middle and older adolescents engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors.