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Roshanak Mehdipanah

Associate Professor in Public Health, University of Michigan

Roshanak Mehdipanah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. Dr. Mehdipanah is the co-lead for the Public Health IDEAS for Creating Healthy and Equitable Cities and the Director of the Housing Solutions For Health Equity initiative. She completed her PhD at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Spain and her M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dr. Mehdipanah's research focuses on urban health including urban renewal, gentrification and their impacts on health inequities. She is particularly interested in examining the health impacts of housing policies. She specializes in innovative research methods including realist evaluations and concept mapping to develop conceptual frameworks linking complex interventions to health.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor in Public Health, University of Michigan


  • 2014 
    University of Pompeu Fabra, PhD