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Mohammed  Ali


Faculty, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

William H. Foege Distinguished Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health

Co-Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Vice Chair (Research), Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Mohammed K. Ali is a product of 4 continents. He obtained his medical degree in Cape Town, and subsequently studied at the University of Oxford obtaining master's training in cardiovascular medicine and a degree in global public health. He also completed his MBA and family medicine board certification at Emory.

Since 2008, he has built a portfolio focused on cardiometabolic health (diabetes, obesity, and other related conditions), health care and preventive services, and translation and implementation science. He has served as a scientific consultant/advisor for the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation since 2010. He has also led or contributed to reports for the World Health Organization, World Bank, and the National Academy of Medicine.



2002 Golden Key International Honor Society (Medical School)

2005 Rhodes Scholar (South Africa-at-large & New College)

2012 Organization and Management Faculty Award + two class awards, Goizueta Business School

2012 Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Business School)

2012 Hubert Department of Global Health Teaching Award

2013 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Velji Award for Excellence in Teaching

2013 Delta-Omega Public Health Honor Society

2013 Pfizer-ASPPH Early Career Teaching Award

2014: Fellow of the American Heart Association

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Contact Information

Hubert Department of Global Health ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518 Clifton Road NE

Phone: 404-727-9776



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Areas of Interest

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Global Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Implementation Science


  • MD 2003, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • MSc Cardiovascular Medicine 2006, University of Oxford, UK
  • MSc Global Health Sciences 2007, University of Oxford, UK
  • MBA (management and business) 2012, Emory University

Courses Taught

  • GH 509: Transl&Implementation Sciences

Affiliations & Activities

Faculty and Executive Committee, Global Health and Development PhD Program

Faculty, Nutrition and Health Sciences PhD Program

Primary Care Physician, The Emory Clinic

Emory Healthcare Diabetes Council


Leadership Council, International Society for Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, 2022 -

Member, CDC Fries Prize Jury, 2020 -

Advisor, Division of Diabetes Translation, US CDC

Fellow, American Heart Association

Member, American Diabetes Association