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Mohammed  Ali


Faculty, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

I am a product of 4 continents (grew up in Africa; and have subsequently studied, worked, and lived in the Europe, Asia, and now North America). I obtained my 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. I also completed my MBA at Emory in 2012.

I’ve been at Emory since 2008 and held a consulting/advisor role for the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation since 2010. I spend my time thinking about diabetes and heart disease. Emory and Atlanta have been a tremendous fit for me - I have thoroughly enjoyed the spirit, ambition, and enthusiasm of our students, and the collegial atmosphere promoted by our faculty and my CDC friends.



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, CNR Building Room 7041

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

Vice Chair, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Associate Director, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research and Emory Global Diabetes Research Center

Emory Healthcare Diabetes Council

Faculty, Nutrition and Health Sciences PhD Program


Advisor, Division of Diabetes Translation, US CDC

Fellow, American Heart Association

Member, American Diabetes Association