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Shan Mohammed, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Clinical Professor

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

Office: 417 INV

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617.373.7729

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Dr. Shan Mohammed 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. In the past he has served as Director of Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice Initiatives in the College of Health Sciences and as a Lead Scholar with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR).

Dr. Mohammed is a board-certified family medicine physician and a fellow of the American Association of Family Physicians.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Education Advisory Committee with the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health and oversees 4 national working groups on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  In addition, he is a lead site-visitor with the Council on Accreditation for Public Health

Dr. Mohammed completed a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse.”   Before joining Northeastern in 2007, he held appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Mohammed has served as Faculty-in-Residence for over four 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.



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

Institutional Affiliations & Appointments

Affiliated Faculty: Global Resilience Institute

Core Faculty: Center for Health Policy and Law

Research Interests:

Public Health Education and Workforce Development, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Interprofessional Education (Communication and Teamwork), Primary Health Care Delivery


PHTH 6200: Principles and History of Urban Health (online, on-campus)

PHTH 6910: Public Health Capstone

PHTH 6966: Public Health Practicum

PHTH 5220 Health and Human Rights

PHTH 2350: Communication Skills for Health Professionals

PHTH 2350: Community and Public Health

HSCI 1000: Intro to College

Selected Recent Publications

Leone JE, Mullin E, Mohammed S. Assessment and Treatment of the Medical Needs of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys in Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators. Kocet (Ed.) 2014. Routledge, New York. 

Dolce, M. C., Aghazadeh-Sanai, N., Mohammed, S., & Fulmer, T. (2014). Integrating oral health in the interdisciplinary health sciences curriculum. Dental Clinics of North America, 58, 829-843.

Selected Public Service

Chair, Education Advisory Committee, Association of Schools and Programs in public Health

Lead Site Visitor, Council on Education for Public Health

Mentor, Primary Care Leadership Program, National Medical Foundation/General Electric Foundation