Professor Shajahan Yasin

Professor and Head of School

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Tel: +603 5514 6305
Office: Room 3-2-06A


Profile Summary

Dr Mohamed Shajahan Bin Mohamed Yasin is Professor and Head of Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. Professor Dr Shajahan Yasin joined Monash University Malaysia full-time in October 2005. He was previously the Chief Medical Officer to the largest private General Practice Group in the country with over 100 doctors, where he was involved in quality improvement initiatives and audit of practice. He spent three years in the Department of Community Medicine and General Practice at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria between 1996 and 1999 as a lecturer where he was involved in Primary Care Research and Clinical Epidemiology. He was the Chairman of the Vocational Training Program (VTP) at the Academy of Family Physicians for seven years from 1988 to 1996, and was instrumental in converting the VTP program into a distance learning program.

He has a couple of his HDR students working in these areas. He is also a Director of the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), which is an internationally funded project based on the highly successful Demographic and Health Surveillance Systems (DHSS) in other countries. SEACO is based in the town of Segamat in Johor, Malaysia.


MBBS (Malaya), MAFP, FAFP, FRACGP, Grad Dip Fam.Med (Monash), MMed (Monash), Grad Dip Clinical Epidemiology (Monash)

Research Interests

Medical Education, Chronic Disease Management and Health Systems Research.


S Yasin, CKY Chan, KE Brodar (2018). Overview of Types of Disease, Their Epidemiology, and Treatments. Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine, 31-54

CKY Chan, S Yasin (2018). Risky Behaviours. Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine, 55-89

J Hamilton, S Yasin (2015). The future for medical education. Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education, 281

J Hamilton, S Yasin (2015). International and transnational models for delivering medical education: The future for medical education. Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education, 321-333

SG Sazlina, CJ Browning, S Yasin (2015). Effectiveness of personalized feedback alone or combined with peer support to improve physical activity in sedentary older Malays with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled …Frontiers in public health 3, 178

P Allotey, DD Reidpath, N Devarajan, K Rajagobal, S Yasin,...(2014). Cohorts and community: a case study of community engagement in the establishment of a health and demographic surveillance site in Malaysia. Global health action 7 (1), 23176

NK Jahan, P Allotey, D Arunachalam, S Yasin, IN Soyiri, TM Davey, ...(2014). The rural bite in population pyramids: what are the implications for responsiveness of health systems in middle income countries? BMC Public Health 14 (2), S8

J Hamilton, C Chung, S Yasin (2014). Medical student and patient language congruence: Impact on clinical learning and communication. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal 16 (1), 59

S Shariff-Ghazali, CJ Browning, S Yasin (2013). Interventions to promote physical activity in older people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic revie. Frontiers in public health 1, 71


S Yasin, CKY Chan, DD Reidpath, P Allotey (2012). Contextualizing chronicity: a perspective from Malaysia. Globalization and health 8 (1), 4

DD Reidpath, ML Ling, S Yasin, K Rajagobal, P Allotey (2012). Community-based blood pressure measurement by non-health workers using electronic devices: a validation study. Global health action 5 (1), 14876

LB Rawal, RJ Tapp, ED Williams, C Chan, S Yasin, B Oldenburg (2012). Prevention of type 2 diabetes and its complications in developing countries: a review. International journal of behavioral medicine 19 (2), 121-133

P Allotey, S Yasin, S Tang, SL Chong, JCH Cheah, DD Reidpath (2012). Universal coverage in an era of privatisation: can we guarantee health for all? BMC public health 12 (1), S1

SG Sazlina, CJ Browning, S Yasin (2012). Promoting physical activity in sedentary elderly Malays with type 2 diabetes: a protocol for randomised controlled trial. BMJ open 2 (6), e002119

CKY Chan, S Yasin, B Oldenburg, LD Cameron (2012). Understanding Illness Risk Perceptions and Prevention Motivations: Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management in Malaysia. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH 27, 18-18

P Allotey, DD Reidpath, S Yasin (2012). Diseases of Poverty: The Science of the Neglected. Public Health-Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues

A Kadirvelu, SB Hasim, MZ Salleh, S Sadasivan, SM Yasin (2011). Characteristics Of An Adult Population With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic Patients In A Malaysian Community Health Care Facility. Journal Of Diabetes 3, 91

P Allotey, DD Reidpath, S Yasin, CK Chan, AG Aikins (2011). Rethinking health-care systems: a focus on chronicity. The Lancet 377 (9764), 450-451

A Kadirvelu, S Hasim, ZM Salleh, S Sadasivan, C Chan, S Yasin (2010). MS419 CLINICAL PROFILE OF NEWLY DIAGNOSED DIABETIC PATIENTS IN A RURAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITY. Atherosclerosis Supplements 11 (2), 194-195

HN Sherina, CL Teng, S Yasin (2003). Continuity of care of diabetic patients in a family practice clinic: How important is it? Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2 (1), 10-15

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