Professor Mahasin Mujahid

Resident Faculty, Unit 1 | 510.643.3260

"I look forward to sharing lessons learned and insights gained about the importance of maintaining a healthy balance of professional and personal life."

Ask me about: Racial/ethnic and place-based differences in chronic disease risk

Dr. Mahasin Mujahid joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2009 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and the Martin Sisters Endowed Chair in Medical Research and Public Health. As a social epidemiologist, Dr. Mujahid uses interdisciplinary and community-based approaches along with rigorous statistical methods to investigate and intervene on the social determinants of health. Dr. Mujahid's scholarly work has been published in many leading medical and public health journals and funded by the National Institutes of Health, Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Cancer Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Before coming to UC Berkeley, she earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Xavier University, New Orleans LA, and an M.S. in Biostatistics and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. She was also a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University. Dr. Mujahid is delighted to be a resident faculty and hopes to model a healthy balance between scientific scholarship, family, and self-nourishment. She is currently married and has three children (ages 15, 6, and 2). With the rigorous demands of UC Berkeley (at the student and faculty level), she hopes to connect with students on what a healthy balance looks like and to serve as a resource for undergraduates. She and her family welcome opportunities to share this experience with Unit 1 residents.