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Mahasin S. Mujahid, Ph.D., B.S.

 RWJF Health & Society Scholar:

Epidemiology, Social Epidemiology

Area(s) of Expertise:
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health, Neighborhoods and Health


Mahasin Mujahid is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health,  Martin Sisters Endowed Chair, Medical Research& Public Health at the 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. 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 and the consequences of this clustering on the long-term cardiovascular health of these 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 & 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.

Journal Articles:
Click here for a list of Mahasin Mujahid's available publications in PubMed.