Mehri “Mehrsa” Mohebbi holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Arts, and Planning (DAAP). She previously worked as an urban planner and qualitative researcher addressing health and social equity in transportation and community planning in different states across the country.
In the last few years, she has collaborated with national professional associations and served on different committees and task forces (such as American Planning Association (APA) Social Equity Task Force and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee).
Dr. Mohebbi has over 12 years of professional and academic experience focusing on equity issues in urban and regional planning in the United States and overseas. She has authored and co-authored several journal articles, proceedings, and perspective articles for urban planning and sociology media and has given numerous presentations at national and international conferences.
As of May 2020, she has been serving on the steering committee of a nationwide health equity initiative, the Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership (PHEAL).
Additionally, Dr. Mohebbi has extensive experience in designing and leading equitable planning processes and developing online and in-person community engagement methods.
As a UFTI research faculty, Dr. Mohebbi will lead the Equity in Transportation Initiative.