Shan Mohammed, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Clinical Professor

Center for Health Policy and Law, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty, Global Resilience Institute

Office: 417 INV


Phone: 617.373.7729

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Dr. Shan Mohammed is a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. He is the founding director of the Master of Public Health Program in Urban Health and from 2007-2017 oversaw the program in areas of educational policy development, curricular design, public health workforce development and recruitment/outreach to public health professionals. From 2017-2018 he served as Interim Chair of the Department of Health Sciences leading 40 interdisciplinary faculty and overseeing academic programs with over 700 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.  These programs included: PhD Program in Population Health, PhD in Personal Health Informatics, MS in Exercise Science, MS in Health Data Analytics, MS in Health Informatics, Master of Public Health (CEPH accredited) and BS in Health Sciences (CEPH accredited undergraduate public health degree).

Additionally, in the past he has served as Director of Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice Initiatives in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and as a Lead Scholar with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR).  Dr. Mohammed has also served as Faculty-in-Residence for over three years, living on campus in a residence hall with 1,100 undergraduate students where he designs and implements programming to assist undergraduate students achieve academic success and cultivate their personal and professional development.  He serves as faculty advisor to the following student groups:  Mixed Student Union, Global Health Equity Council, Global Public Health Brigades, and Global Medical Brigades.

Dr. Mohammed is a board-certified family medicine physician and fellow of the American Association of Family Physicians who has been involved in competency-based curricular design, implementation and evaluation for the past 15 years.  He completed an academic medicine fellowship which included year-long work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Mohammed also completed a three year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse.”   Before joining Northeastern in 2007, Professor Mohammed served as Associate Director of the MPH Program at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Global Health concentration.  He held appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine.



  • B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • M.P.H. School of Public Health, Boston University. Boston, MA Dual Concentration: Social & Behavioral Sciences and Health Services
  • M.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH


Research Interests:

  • Public Health Workforce Development; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Delivery of Primary Health Care Services; Inter-Professional Communication and Teamwork


Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Lead Site Visitor, Council on Education for Public Health
  • Primary Representative, Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH)
  • National Co-Chair, Innovations in Pedagogy, ASPPH
  • Mentor, Primary Care Leadership Program, National Medical Foundation/General Electric Foundation
  • Faculty-in-Residence, International Village, Northeastern University
  • Inductee, Delta Omega, National Public Health Honorary Society
  • Lead Faculty Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning through Research, Northeastern University
  • Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honorary Medical Fraternity





  • 2007 Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • 2005 Fundamentals of Management Certificate, Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 2001 Board Certification, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • 1991 “Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries Certificate” School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA