Mahasin S. Mujahid PhD, MS, FAHA

Chancellor's Professor of Public Health
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Master of Public Health Program
Co-Director, Master of City Planning/Master of Public Health (MCP/MPH)
  • Fellow - Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Harvard University
  • PhD - Epidemiology, University of Michigan
  • MS - Biostatistics, University of Michigan
  • BS - Mathematics, Xavier University
Research Interests: 
  • Multi-level determinants of racial/ethnic health disparities
  • Neighborhood environments and cardiovascular health
  • Breast cancer treatment and survivorship
  • Methods in social epidemiology
  • Population health
Research Description: 

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.

Selected Publications: 

Zhang YT, Mujahid MS, Laraia BA, Warton EM, Blanchard SD, Moffet HH, Downing, J, Karter AJ. Association between Neighborhood Supermarket Presence and Glycated Hemoglobin Levels among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Epidemiology. Jun 15;185(12):1297-1303.

Mujahid MS, Moore LV, Petito L, Kershaw K, Watson K, Diez Roux AV. Neighborhoods and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Ideal Cardiovascular Health: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Health and Place. Health and Place, 2017 March; 44:61-69.

Mujahid MS, James SA, Kaplan GA, Salonen JT. John Henryism, Socioeconomic Position, and Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Population of Finnish Men. Social Science and Medicine 2017 Jan; 173: 54-62.

Tamayo A, Mujahid MS, Laraia BA, Warton M, Blanchard SD, Kelly M, Moffet H, Adler N, Schillinger D, Karter AJ. Police Recorded Crime and Perceived Stress Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). Journal of Urban Health, 2016 Oct; 93(5):745-57.

Diez Roux AV, Mujahid MS, Hirsch JA, Moore K, Moore LV. The Impact of Neighborhoods on Cardiovascular Risk: The MESA Neighborhood Study. Global Heart, 2016 September; 11(3):353-63.

Zhang YT, Laraia BA, Mujahid MS, Warton EM, Moffet HH, Karter AJ. Is a Reduction in Distance to Nearest Supermarket was associated with BMI Change among Type 2 Diabetes Patients? Health and Place, 2016 July; 40:15-20.

Kaiser P, Diez Roux A, Mujahid M, Carnethon A, Bertoni S, Adar S, Shea R, McClelland L. Neighborhood environments and incident hypertension in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2016 May; 183(11): 988-997.

Havranek E, Mujahid MS, Barr DA, Blair IV, Cohen MS, Cruz-Flores S, Davey-Smith G, Dennison-Himmelfarb CR, Lauer MS, Lockwood DW, Rosal M, Yancy SW, American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. Social Determinants of Risk and Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, August 2015 September; 132:873-898.

Auchincloss AH, Mujahid MS, Shen M, Michos ED, Whitt-Glover MC, Diez Roux AV. Neighborhood Health-promoting Resources and Obesity Risk (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Obesity, 2013 March; 21 (3): 621-628.

Mujahid MS, Diez Roux AV, Cooper RC, Shea S, Williams DR. Neighborhood Stressors and Race/Ethnic Differences in Hypertension Prevalence (The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). American Journal of Hypertension, 2011.

Mujahid MS, Diez Roux AV, Morenoff JD, Raghunathan TE, Shea S, Cooper R, Ni H. Neighborhood Characteristics and Hypertension. Epidemiology, 2008.

Mujahid MS, Diez Roux AV, Shen MW, Gowda D, Sanchez B, Shea S, Jacobs DR, Jackson SA. Relation between Neighborhood Environments and Obesity in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Epidemiology, 2008. Jun; 167(11):1349-1357.

Mujahid MS, Diez Roux AV, Morenoff JD, Raghunathan TE. Assessing the Measurement Properties of Neighborhood Scales: From Psychometrics to Ecometrics. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2007. Apr; 165(8):858-867.