Since 2016, Shana has been the Chair of the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology. The mission of ADTSG is to facilitate communication and collaboration among those engaged in the anthropological study of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other psychoactive substance use across cultures. ADTSG encourages the exchange of ideas on these issues through organized conference presentations, interest group meetings, online blog posts and resources, social gatherings, and publications.
Shana is the founder of the Florida Medical Anthropology Network (FMAN). This network facilitates conversations, collaborations, and camaraderie among Florida-based medical anthropologists. FMAN serves as a way to communicate about research, establish connections, and share information about local health-related issues and initiatives.
At the University of Central Florida, Shana is involved in service activities at the department, college, and university levels, including committee work, faculty mentoring, and workshop moderation. She has also served as the Faculty Advisor for the university chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a student-run, grassroots organization focusing on reforming drug policy both in and outside the United States.
In 2017, Shana was invited to speak about her research and expertise as a guest on the "Following Carl" podcast, which focused on the issues of drug abuse, treatment, and policy in the United States and Latin America.