Chevis Shannon, DrPH, MBA, MPH, MERC

Research Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Research Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs)
Bench to Bedside

Dr. Shannon, Research Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery & Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Southern College, a Master’s in Public Health and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She is the director of the Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs), a multidisciplinary research infrastructure facilitating outcomes and quality initiatives at the Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital. She is a funded investigator in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), and a funded investigator and quality of life working group co-chair for the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Consortium (PRSC).  Her research passions include patient-centered outcomes such as quality of life and psychosocial factors impacting children/families and neurocognitive development in children with neurological disorders. She also conducts research related to the economic impact and cost associated with healthcare delivery. In addition to her academic appointment, Dr. Shannon serves the Vanderbilt University Medical School as a Bench-to-Bedside Research Co-Director, and as a member of the admission committee. She is a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Network for Discovery Science (HANDS) and the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders.  She serves on the steering committee for the Hydrocephalus Association and as an associate member the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Shannon is also a community advocate and sits, as a board member, on several national organizations including Play Like a Girl and The Children’s Kindness Network.  


In addition to her academic success, Dr. Shannon was awarded the 2018 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Elaine Sanders-Bush Excellence in Teaching Award for mentoring medical and graduate students in the research setting.