Mojgan Sami

Mojgan Sami PhD, MA

Assistant Professor
Location:  KHS 161
Telephone:  (657)278-3343
Fax: (657)278-5317


Advising Areas:
Health equity, infrastructure and health outcomes, climate change impact on health

Courses Taught:
PUBH 411: Promoting Health in Diverse Populations
PUBH 481: Health in a Global Society

Mojgan Sami, PhD, MA, holds a doctorate in Urban Planning from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine, with an emphasis on Public Health. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She teaches undergraduate courses in health equity and global health. Dr. Sami’s research interests include infrastructure and ecological impacts on health equity and wellbeing.


Dr. Sami is currently the Board Vice President for California Walks, an organization that advocates for people-centered mobility in the state.  She is also an advisor with a special task force on health and environment at the World Health Organization.


Interest Areas:

Active Transportation, Health Equity, Physical Activity, Social Justice


Current Projects:

  • Impact of park fitness zones on physical activity in communities of color
  • Impact of bicycle infrastructure on bicyclists and pedestrians on adjacent paths
  • Micro-mobility (e.g., skateboards, scooters) impacts in car-centric communities