• Portrait of Shahin Shooshtari
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    Room 219 Human Ecology Building
    35 Chancellor Circle
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-8052

Accepting graduate students

Research interests

Research affiliations

Research groups

Member of Aging and Health Research Interest Groups, International Association for Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

Research summary

Dr. Shooshtari’s interdisciplinary program of research is focused on Health and Well-being of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Epidemiology of IDD, health trajectories, utilization of health and social services, aging-related health issues, patterns and causes of mortality have been some areas of research with focus on Manitoba using population-level administrative data. Evidence-informed planning and evaluation of community transitions for persons with IDD is a recent research in progress. Dr. Shooshtari's program of research is applied, using integrated knowledge translation model to inform policy and practice in IDD.


Dr. Shahin Shooshtari is a professor in community health sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

She is also a researcher with St. Amant Research Centre, an Affiliate Researcher with the Centre on Aging of the University of Manitoba and an adjunct scientist with Manitoba Centre for Health Policy of the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Shooshtari teaches courses at the undergraduate-level, including Introduction to social epidemiology and fundamentals of health promotion, as well as graduate-level, RDC research methods course.

Dr. Shooshtari is mentoring a number of graduate and undergraduate students in her interdisciplinary program of research, linking areas of community health, aging, and disability. She is published extensively with her colleagues and trainees in these areas.

In recognition of her teaching, and research excellence and also her service, Dr. Shooshtari has received a number of awards from the University of Manitoba, community organizations, and also international associations.



  • Highly commended award from Emerald Publishing for her paper entitled “Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia in Manitoba” in Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (2017)
  • The Iranian Community of Manitoba Award for Community Service (2013)
  • The Manitoba Association of Home Economists Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)
  • The University of Manitoba Merit Award in the Combined Category of Research/Teaching/Service (2012)
  • The Emerging Scholar Award for Research on Aging with Intellectual Disability, International Association for Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2008)

ORCID profile

Visit Shahin Shooshtari’s ORCID profile for a complete listing or visit her ResearchGate page.

Shahin Shooshtari’s profile

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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada