Full Name
Roshanak Mehdipanah
University of Michigan
Speaker Bio
Roshanak Mehdipanah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. She is also Director of the U-M Housing Solutions for Health Equity initiative focused on informing local, state, and national policy through interdisciplinary research on housing as it relates to equity in health, race, socio-economic status, and aging. Her research focuses on how urban policies, particularly related to the built environment, impact health and health inequities of individuals, neighborhoods, and cities.

Dr. Mehdipanah has brought particular attention to how housing policies and real estate markets shape health inequities among individuals and across neighborhoods. Through community-based participatory research that is supported through grants from the NIH, CDC, and the WHO, she has developed an understanding of how housing is a determinant of health and has established how housing instability exacerbates health risks.
Roshanak Mehdipanah