Dr. Shervin Assari received his medical degree in primary care from Shahrekord University of Medical Services, Iran, in 2002. In 2011, he completed a Master in Public Health degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2013-2014, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Since 2014, he joined University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry as a research faculty. Along with his training in medicine and public health, Dr. Assari has extensive research experience in health care utilization, mental health, and well being of minority and under served populations, particularly Blacks. He has been a co-investigators of studies for National Institute of Health and served as a consultant for Healthy Heart Women, Oakwood Health Organization. Shervin Assari has served on the board of directors of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) as well as American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) where he has chaired Committees and Councils. He is currently Associate Editor of Archives of Medical Science and Frontiers in Public Health.Assari is also a peer reviewer for several top tier journals such as JAMA. He has authored more than 150 scientific papers in peer review journals, in addition to six book chapters, mostly on health of Black Americans. For almost 5 years, Assari has worked on prevention of high risk behaviors of Black youth through promotion of parenting of their non-resident Black fathers, under mentorship of Professor Cleopatra Caldwell, one of the most known academic figures of parenting promotion among Blacks.