Shan Mohammed

Shan Mohammed


Assistant Dean, DEI Educational and Student Initiatives; Clinical Professor

Public Health and Health Sciences


Dr. Shan Mohammed is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and is the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Educational and Student Initiatives at Bouvé College of Health Sciences. In this role he is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of education and student engagement initiatives related to the Bouvé DEI Action Plan. He leads DEI related curricular efforts and facilitates mentorship of faculty and staff in relation to DEI teaching and learning; supports activities which enhance the enrollment and success of underrepresented students; and promotes the preparation of all learners to contribute to achieving health equity. As a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team, Dr. Mohammed assists with strategic planning and operations for the College and provides vision, leadership and management of DEI education and student initiatives across the College.

Dr. 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 served as Faculty-in-Residence from 2015-2022 living on campus in a residence hall with 1,100 undergraduate students where he designed and implemented programming to assist students achieve academic success and cultivate their personal and professional development. He is currently co-chair of the Center for Education, Teaching and Research (CETR) Advisory Board and a Faculty Scholar with the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research.

He currently serves as the chair of the Education Advisory Committee with the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) which represents over 140 programs and schools of public health. Dr. Mohammed oversaw 4 national working groups on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was a member of the taskforce creating the ASPPH report Dismantling Racism and Structural Racism in Academic Public Health.  Currently he is the national co-chair of the Expert Panel on Transformative Education Models and Pedagogy with the ASPPH Framing the Future: Education of Public Health 2030 initiative. In addition, he is a lead accreditation site-visitor with the Council on Education for Public Health and consults with public health programs seeking accreditation and re-accreditation.

Dr. Mohammed is a board-certified family medicine physician and a fellow of the American Association of Family Physicians. 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 at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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.


*Service-Learning Courses

PHTH 2300: Communication Skills for Health Professionals
PHTH 2350: Community and Public Health
PHTH 5220: Health and Human Rights
PHTH 6200: Principles and History of Urban Health (online, on-campus)*
PHTH 6910: Public Health Capstone
PHTH 6966: Public Health Practicum
HONR: 1330: Health and Sustainability
HSCI 1000: Intro to College
HSCI 2850: Interdisciplinary Rural Health Seminar*
HSCI4740: Health Sciences Capstone


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