Roshanak Mehdipanah, PhD, MS

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Associate Professor

Dr. Mehdipanah’s research focuses on the impacts of urban policies on health and health inequities. Her current research portfolio focuses on aspects of urban health, including urban renewal, planning, housing and gentrification, and their effects on community health and health inequities, including violence. 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.


Cole, H. V. S., Anguelovski, I., Triguero-Mas, M., Mehdipanah, R., & Arcaya, M. (2023). Promoting Health Equity Through Preventing or Mitigating the Effects of Gentrification: A Theoretical and Methodological Guide. Annual Review of Public Health, 44, 193–211.
Mehdipanah, R. (2023). Without Affordable, Accessible, and Adequate Housing, Health Has No Foundation. The Milbank Quarterly, 101(S1), 419–443.
Clark, E. K., Voichoski, E. N., Eisenberg, A. K., & Mehdipanah, R. (2023). An exploration of structural determinants driving racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in Michigan. Zeitschrift Fur Gesundheitswissenschaften = Journal of Public Health, 1–8.
Mehdipanah, R., McVay, K. R., & Schulz, A. J. (2023). Historic Redlining Practices and Contemporary Determinants of Health in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. American Journal of Public Health, 113(S1), S49–S57.
Becker, C. J., Heeringa, S. G., Chang, W., Briceño, E. M., Mehdipanah, R., Levine, D. A., Langa, K. M., Gonzales, X. F., Garcia, N., Longoria, R., Springer, M. V., Zahuranec, D. B., & Morgenstern, L. B. (2022). Differential Impact of Stroke on Cognitive Impairment in Mexican Americans and Non-Hispanic White Americans. Stroke, 53(11), 3394–3400.
Mehdipanah, R., Briceño, E. M., Heeringa, S. G., Gonzales, X. F., Levine, D. A., Langa, K. M., Garcia, N., Longoria, R., Chang, W., & Morgenstern, L. B. (2022). Neighborhood SES and Cognitive Function Among Hispanic/Latinx Residents: Why Where You Live Matters. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 63(4), 574–581.