Ebbie Kalan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Master of Public Health

Lester Hall



Dr. Mohammad (Ebbie) Ebrahimi Kalan is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the School of Health Professions, MPH Program. Dr. Kalan joined the Master of Public Health Program in July of 2022. Prior to joining the program, he was a postdoctoral fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.  He is an epidemiologist committed to reducing health disparities driven by commercial tobacco use. Dr. Kalan’s research spans a continuum from analyses of extensive epidemiologic surveys to clinical studies and community research. The program of his research centers around understanding health disparities in tobacco product use, designing and evaluating policies and health communication, and understanding how such policies may affect priority populations, including people of color, adolescents and young adults, and people with mental health conditions. Dr. Kalan conducts national and global tobacco control research to help prevent tobacco use and ultimately reduce the global burden of tobacco-induced non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer). Google Scholar Page