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
PUBH 520: Community Organizing for Health
PUBH 595: MPH Internship Supervision

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 the Co-Director of the Health Equity for All (HEAL) Lab at CSUF and sits on the Planetary Health Work Group of the International Union of Health Promotion & Education (IUHPE). She also served as an advisor for the World Health Organization TDR program.


Interest Areas:

Social and Structural Determinants of Health


Current Projects:

  • Impact of park fitness zones on physical activity in communities of color
  • Impact of bicycle infrastructure on active transportation
  • Perceived discrimination impacts on health outcomes
  • Assessing urban preparedness for climate and health disasters