Mahasin S. Mujahid PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Head, Epidemiology/Biostatistics Program
  • 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: 

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, In Press

Mujahid MS, Janz NK, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Graff J, Katz SJ. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Job Loss for Women with Breast Cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, In Press

Glymour MM, Mujahid MS, Qiong WU, White K, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ. Neighborhood Disadvantage and Self-Assessed Health, Disability, and Depressive Symptoms: Longitudinal Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Annals of Epidemiology, In Press

Slopen N, Lewis TT, Gruenwald TL, Mujahid MS, Ryff CD, Albert MA, Williams DR. Early Life Adversity and Inflammation in African Americans and Whites in the Midlife in the United States Survey. Psychosomatic Medicine, In Press

Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Alderman  AK, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. Racial/ethnic differences in quality of life after diagnosis of breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2009 Dec;3(4):212-22.

Auchincloss AH, Diez Roux AV, Mujahid MS, Shen M, Bertoni AG, Carnethon MR. Neighborhood Resources for Physical Activity and Healthy Foods and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009 Oct 12;169(18):1698-704.

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

Wilson S, Hutson M, Mujahid M. How Planning and Zoning Contribute to Inequitable Development, Neighborhood Health, and Environmental Injustice. Environmental Justice. 2008. 1(4): 211-216

Mujahid MS, Diez Roux AV, Morenoff JD, Raghunathan TE, Shea S, Cooper R, Ni H. Neighborhood Characteristics and Hypertension. Epidemiology 2008. 19(4) 590-598

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. 165(8): 858-867

Lantz PM, Mujahid M, Schwartz K, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Salem B, Liu L Deapen D, Katz SJ. The Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Individual Socioeconomic Factors on Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis. American Journal of Public Health 2006. 96 (12): 2173-2178

Mujahid MS, Diez Roux AV, Borrell LN, Nieto FJ. Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations of BMI with Socioeconomic Characteristics. Obesity 2005. 13 (8): 1412-1421

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