Meet UNMC Distinguished Scientist Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D.
|Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D.|
- Name: Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D.
- Title: Professor and graduate program director, department of health promotion, social and behavioral health, College of Public Health
- Joined UNMC: August 2007
- Hometown: I have lived in so many places here and overseas. I consider myself a world citizen. The closest place to a hometown is Omaha.
Describe your research briefly in layman's terms.
My research is about trying to understand what makes people behave the way they do. In looking for answers, I examine characteristics of individuals as well characteristics of the environments where people live.
How does your research contribute to science and/or health care?
My research helps us to figure out what we can do to promote healthy behavior.
What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, professional or personal?
Everything will be better in the future if you try to do good today.
List three things few people know about you.
- At the age of 18, I had a near-death experience that completely changed my life to the better.
- While I have no desire to travel to distant, exotic cities like Paris or Rome, I immensely enjoy backpacking in mountains and national parks.
- When I do data analysis, I have to force myself to take a break, eat or sleep.