Changiz Mohiyeddini, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Changiz Mohiyeddini

Dr. Mohiyeddini joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2019 as a tenured full professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies, where he also assumed the role of course director for Behavioral Medicine and Psychopathology.

He earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Trier in Germany and received his habilitation from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, also in Germany, for his research thesis titled "Personality, Emotion Regulation, and Psychopathology." Before joining the OUWB faculty, he held senior positions at various esteemed educational institutions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, England, and the United States.

Recognized for his exceptional scholarship, Dr. Mohiyeddini has received multiple awards from universities in Europe and America. Most notably, he was honored with Oakland University's Excellence in Research Award for 2023, the Excellence in Diversity Award for the same year, and the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching in 2022. 

He views scholarship and academic leadership as a collaborative endeavor aimed at delivering effective, innovative, personalized, and scalable solutions to pertinent societal challenges. Central to his approach to communication, teaching, supervision, mentoring, and collaboration is a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness. 

His teaching repertoire encompasses various subjects, including Behavioral Medicine, (Child and Adult) Psychopathology, Brain and Behavior, Clinical-Health Psychology, Personality Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Advanced Quantitative Methods and Assessment. Furthermore, he boasts extensive expertise in the development, evaluation, and management of academic programs and curricula.

A distinguishing feature of his research philosophy is his interdisciplinary, translational, and team-oriented approach. His research primarily focuses on examining biological, cognitive, and behavioral markers related to resilience, trauma, and emotion regulation. His educational research seeks to improve students' success and learning experiences, foster a sense of inclusion, and enhance student retention.

Additionally, he serves as a quantitative and assessment consultant to medical schools and hospitals in Europe, where he aids in the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based educational and health-related clinical initiatives.

Contact Information:
Office: 410 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3905
Email: [email protected]

Behavioral Medicine and Psychopathology

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Trier, Germany
M.Sc. (Diploma), Psychology, University of Trier, Germany