Shafik Dharamsi

Health Sciences and Nursing Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
Homeshafikdharamsi @utep.edu
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Curriculum Vitae




Shafik Dharamsi
Professor, Public Health Sciences - Health Sciences (College of)
Dean, College of Health Sciences

Questions around how to better prepare future health professionals to address health inequities and their causes are among the most pressing and challenging issues facing the health professions today. Dr. Dharamsi’s research interests focus on these questions from the perspectives of the social determinants of health, professional ethics, social accountability, global health, and population & public health. Competencies in the areas of health advocacy, professionalism, inter-professional collaboration, communication and ethics are integral to the practice of healthcare and the social accountability of health professionals. Dr. Dharamsi’s work focuses on improving the theoretical and practical understanding of these essential competencies, their integration into curricula and teaching practice, and their relevance in the practice of healthcare.


  1. Population & Public Health.
  2. Health Advocacy
  3. Social accountability
  4. Social Responsibility
  5. Social Pedagogy
  6. Leadership
  7. Community engagement
  8. Global Health
  9. Social determinants of health
  10. Professionalism & Ethics

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