Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2008 – present, Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health
  • 2000-2007, Senior Research Scientist, The Cancer Council Victoria


  • MSc – Biostatistics, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2004
  • PhD – Sociology, Ohio State University, 1990
  • MS – Sociology, 1985

Research interests

Tobacco control, Obesity control, Health disparities, Social epidemiology

Selected publications

  • Singh GK, Siahpush M. (Accepted Oct 2013). “Widening rural-urban disparities in life expectancy in the United States, 1969-2009). American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Singh GK,. (Accepted Sept 2013). “Widening rural-urban disparities in all-cause mortality and mortality from major causes of death in the United States, 1969-2009.” Journal of Urban Health.
  • Siahpush M, Pinard CA, Singh GK, Tibbits M, Shaikh RA, Yaroch A. (Accepted August 2013).” Do life style factors and socioeconomic variables explain why black women have a remarkably higher Body Mass Index (BMI) than white women in the United States? Findings from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey”. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.                                                                                          
  • Jones PR, Cohen MZ, McIlvain HE, Siahpush, M, Scott A, Okafor K (Accepted August 2013). “Factors influencing smoking in Young Adult African Americans.”  Journal of Advanced Nursing.
  • Siahpush M, Shaikh R, Tibbits M, Huang T-K, Singh GK. (Accepted July 2013) “The association of lone motherhood with smoking cessation and relapse, and the mediating role of socioeconomic status, social support, and mental health: Prospective results from an Australian national study.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  • Siahpush M, Huang T-K, Sikora A, Tibbits M, Shaikh R, Singh GK. (Accepted July 2013) “Prolonged financial stress predicts subsequent obesity: Results from a prospective study of an Australian national sample.” Obestiy.
  • Singh GK, Azuine RE, Siahpush M. (Accepted April 2013). “Widening Socioeconomic, Racial, and Geographic Disparities in HIV/AIDS Mortality in the United States, 1987-2011”. Advanced in preventive Medicine.
  • Nagelhout G, van den Putte B, Allwright S, Mons Ute, McNeill A, Guignard R, Beck F,  Siahpush M,  et al. (Accepted April 2013). Socioeconomic and country variations in cross-border cigarette purchasing as tobacco tax avoidance strategy. Findings from the ITC Europe Surveys. Tobacco Control.
  • Siahpush M, Singh GK, Tibbits M, Pinard C, Shaikh R, Yaroch A. (Accepted March 2013). “It is better to be a fat ex-smoker than a thin smoker: Findings from the 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey-National Death Index Linkage Study.” Tobacco Control.

 Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco
  • UICC GLOBALink, The International Tobacco Control Network
  • Eppley Cancer Center and the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program.

contact mohammad siahpush

984365 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365
Phone: 402-559-3437
Fax: 402-559-3773

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