A faculty member in the University of Michigan SPH department of health behavior and health education, Dr. Shervin Assari, has been appointed as a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Assari is also on the faculty of UM’s department of psychiatry and is affiliated with the the SPH-based Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health.
Dr. Assari’s publications and research interests have centered around racial disparities in physical and mental health issues, particularly depression and obesity. Recently, The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), which focuses on urban health, appointed Dr. Assari as a fellow to the organization. In doing so, NYAM is recognizing his years of service and his outstanding contributions to the field. NYAM describes their fellows as “distinguished professionals in medical and health professions and other disciplines affecting health who embody the highest levels of achievement and leadership in urban health.” Dr. Assari was nominated by three other NYAM fellows from UM, and will now join them as an official fellow himself.