Cornely Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014

Dr. Shervin Assari is a research faculty at Department of Psychiatry, with joint appointments at CRECH, Depression Center, and Watkins Research Lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Assari is a public mental health researcher, focusing on mechanisms behind the contextual effects of race, ethnicity, and gender on bio-psycho-social causes and consequences of mood disorders. As a social epidemiologist, he studies how race, ethnicity, and gender modify the associations between depression and cardiovascular diseases. As a statistical modeler, he applies longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modeling, and latent factor analysis to national surveys and cohorts to understand Black-White differences in additive and multiplicative effects of risk and protective factors on depression and bipolar disorder.

Assari has an extensive editorial experience. As an author, he has published more than 100 peer review manuscripts, as an editor, he is the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry, Frontiers in Public Health, and Trauma Monthly, and as a peer reviewer, he is ranked 4 among 30,000 peer reviewers by Publons. Assari is also actively engaged at the leadership of academic organizations by serving on the Board of Directors of American College of Epidemiology (ACE) and Scientific for Public Health in Iran (SAPHIR) and the Membership Council of the American Academy of Health Behaviors (AAHB).

Contact: Dr. Assari


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Center for Research, Ethnicity, Culture, and Health
School of Public Health - University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights, 2858 SPH I
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
Phone: 734-647-6665 Fax: 734-763-9265

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