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Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS

Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Her research interests include social epidemiology and population health with an emphasis on racial/ethnic and place-based health disparities. Dr. Mujahid employs interdisciplinary and community-based approaches to examining and intervening on the underlying causes of social disparities in health.  Dr Mujahid’s current research examines how features of neighborhood environments impact cardiovascular health and health disparities. Using data from several U.S. based cardiovascular cohorts, Dr. Mujahid seeks to improve the measurement of specific features of neighborhood physical and social environments and use state of the art statistical methods to estimate “causal” neighborhood health effects. She also works to provide empirical documentation of the contribution of neighborhood environments to race/ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease risk. In related research, Dr. Mujahid seeks to understand the multi-level and multi-factorial determinants of the clustering of cardiovascular risk factors (obesity, diabetes, hypertension) in racial/ethnic minorities that contribute to the disproportionate burden of poor cardiovascular health in these population groups. Dr. Mujahid received her B.S. in mathematics from Xavier University, New Orleans LA, and M.S. in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan. She also completed doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of Michigan in 2007 after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in population health as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University. Dr. Mujahid joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2009 where she holds the Martin Sisters Endowed Chair in Medical Research and Public Health.

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