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Fellows Class of 2017



Shervin Assari, MD, MPH

University of Michigan

Dr. Shervin Assari, MD MPH is an assistant professor of psychiatry and public health at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. With 200 peer review publications, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB), the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). Assari has chaired committees and councils for American College of Epidemiology (ACE) and American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) and is currently the president of the Scientific Association for Public Health in Iran (SAPHIR). 


Dr. Assari studies fundamental causes of health and illness across racial and ethnic minority groups. His research has documented smaller health gain from socioeconomic status (SES) among minorities, a phenomenon called diminished return / differential effects. His research has documented higher risk of depression among high SES Black men, particularly in the presence of discrimination. His research has also shown gender-specific outcomes associated with environmental stress and discrimination among Blacks.

Joanne Sommers, M.Ed.,CHES
Executive Director 
Phone: (419) 760-6020
Email:  jsommer@bgsu.edu 


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