Department of Epidemiology

 

Message from the Head of Epidemiology Department

Dear Students/Applicants,

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology which is housed at School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, SUMS, Shiraz, Iran. The Department has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research and has eight (8) full-time faculty members. 

Epidemiology is the study of the frequency, distribution, and determinants of disease in human populations. The mission of the department is to provide rigorous training in the fundamentals and practice of epidemiology, to contribute to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of disease, and to improve the health of public, through excellence in research.

The Department has a strong working relationship and academic ties with the research centers in Shiraz, cohort studies in Fars province, and Fars Cancer Registration System.  Department faculty members specialize in the areas of modeling for cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, accidents, GIS, HIV/AIDS, as well as in other health outcomes research.  The Department offers PhD and master to students from various backgrounds including general physicians and our graduates hold key positions in voluntary health organizations, health departments, consulting firms, and managed care organizations and academia. 

International students should apply through below link. The requirement for registration is provided here:

Incoming graduate students are required to attend Department Graduate Orientation, which provides an introduction to department procedures, and program requirements as well as an opportunity to ask questions and time to meet faculty and staff.

We welcome you to the Epidemiology Department and hope your experience here will be enjoyable and rewarding. We wish you the very best and look forward to working with you over the next years.

Haleh Ghaem (PhD)

Associate Professor

Head of Epidemiology Department at SUMS

E mail: ghaemh@sums.ac.ir

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ø  History and Background

The Department of Epidemiology was established in January 1975 as a part of the Department of Health in addition to the Department of Health and Nutrition at the Faculty of Medicine of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The Department of Health accepts student in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, MPH in MSc degree and associate professor of social medicine. The Department of Epidemiology officially joined the School of Public Health in 1997 and it should be noted that the School of Public Health of Shiraz until the year 1380 was the only one in the country to obtain the license to establish a Master's degree in Epidemiology. In the fall of 2006, this group has been separated from the Biostatistics and continues its activities from this date independently. In February 2007, the first assistant students were admitted to the PhD in February 2008, with the admission of 4 PhD students. In February 2016 the MPH group launched the research in the health system with the admission of 11 students.

 

Ø  Vision and Mission

          Educational Goals (Department Of Epidemiology)

1-   Education and empowerment about identifying community health problems

2-   Education and empowerment in identifying patterns of behavior and community characteristics in various dimensions.

3-   Training and empowerment in monitoring and evaluating programs and cost effectiveness analyzes

4-   Training and empowerment about scientific methods for collecting data

5-   Training and empowerment about how to use statistical and computer methods in data analysis

6-   Training and empowerment in identifying the source of errors and how to control them in different stages of the research

 

 

 

          Research Goals (Department Of Epidemiology)

 

1-     Demographic issues, brain drain, addiction, youth, statistical and epidemiological modeling  

2-     Poisson regression analysis

3-     Evaluation of the prevalence and incidence of diseases in the community

4-     Analysis of survival data and life table

5-     Demographic problems

6-     Analysis of discrete data and classification

7-     Advanced statistical methods

8-     Survey about distribution of diseases and social problems with GIS

9-     Modeling of disease survival analysis

                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

Ø  Academic  Members 

Name and Official Photo

Scientific Degree

Areas of Interests

Résumé & Contact Info.

Haleh Ghaem

Associate Professor

-Mixed model analysis

- Time-dependent analysis

- Survival analysis

- Competing risks analysis

- Development of  Questionnaire and Longitudinal (Cohort) Study

ghaemh@sums.ac.ir

Abbas Rezaianzadeh

Professor

- Cancer Epidemiology

- Clinical Epidemiology

rezaiana@sums.ac.ir

Jafar Hasanzadeh

Professor

- Observational Methodologies

- Clinical Epidemiology

- Scientific Inference

jhasanzad@sums.ac.ir

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

Assistant Professor

-Epidemiology methods and  studies

-Diabetes

-Cohort studies

-HIV/AIDS

-Drugs and addiction

-Health economic, especially CEA  and modeling

-Screening and Periodic health examination (PHE)

mirahmadia@sums.ac.ir

Hamidreza  Tabatabaee

Assistant Professor

-Geographical Information Analysis in Epidemiology

Tabatabaee@sums.ac.ir

Mohammad Fararouei

Associate Professor

-Cohort studies

-Cancer epidemiology

-Nutritional epidemiology

fararooei@yahoo.com

Reza Chaman

Professor

- Case- Control study

-Nested Case- Control Study

-Randomized Clinical Trial

-Cohort study

-Systematic Review

rezachaman@yahoo.com

Mozhgan

Assadat Seif

Assistant Professor

-Statistical  machine  learning,

- Model based  Recursive  Partitioning,

-Random  &  Conditional  Forests,

-Classification  &  Regression  Trees,

-Survival  analysis,

 -Mixture cure models, 

-Multivariate  Analysis, 

-Big data  analysis,

- Support  Vector Machines,

 -Artificial Neural Network

m_seif@sums.ac.ir

 

Ø  Academic Staff

Name and Official Photo

Tel. Info.

Areas of Services

E-Mail

Zahra gharghi

37251001-239

Educational Assistant

gharghizahra@gmail.com

Mahsa Akbari

37251001-376

Research& GIS Assistant

Akbari.mahsa67@gmail.com

 

Ø  Laboratories & Facilities

 

  • GIS room
  • Conference rooms (class)
  • Computer room (class)
  • computer devices
  • Laser Printers
  • video projector devices
  • overhead machines
  • Library with 72 books in English language  and 5 books in Persian language
  • Research Consulting Center

 

 

Ø  Educational Programs

 

1. Undergraduate Study:

Program Name

Academic Assistant

Study Period

Eligible Disciplines for Application

N/A

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2. Post Graduate Study:

 

Ø  MSc-Programs & Courses

Program Name

Academic Assistant

Study Period

Eligible Disciplines for Application

Epidemiology

Haleh Ghaem

2-3

All Bachelor of Medical Sciences - Bachelor of Parasitology, Department of Hospital Affairs - General Doctor of Medicine Department and Veterinary Professional PhD

 

Ø  PhD- Programs & Courses

Program Name

Academic Assistant

Study Period

Eligible Disciplines for Application

Epidemiology

Haleh Ghaem

4-5

General Medical Doctor, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary; Master in one of the disciplines approved by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education; Master's Degree in Demography; Mathematical Statistics

 

3. PhD-Candidates

Name and Official Photo

Supervisor

Areas of Interests

Résumé & Contact Info.

Ahmad Maghsoudi

Jafar Hasanzadeh

-Epidemiology of high risk behaviors such as Aids

-Estimate of hidden population with indirect measurement

-Systematic review and Meta-analysis

-Epidemiology of non-communicable disease such as CVD and cancers

maghsoudiomid@gmail.com

Soheil Hassanipour

Haleh Ghaem

-Systematic review and Meta-analysis

-Clinical trial

-Addiction

-AIDS

-Social related health problems

-Design of Epidemiological Studies

-Analyze of various studies such as clinical and epidemiological

hassanipour@sums.ac.ir

Masome Mousavi

Mohammad Fararouei

-Aids

-Sexual transmitted disease

-Cancers

mousavi68.ma@yahoo.com

Seyede Leila Dehghani

Abbas Rezaianzadeh

-Research in various subjects of epidemiological studies

dehganil@yahoo.com

Ali Mohammad Mokhtari

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

-Systematic review and Meta-analysis

-Quality of life

-Economical evaluation accidents

mokhtari_am@sums.ac.ir

Farzaneh Mobasheri

Mohammad Fararouei

- Modeling of longitudinal data

-GIS

- Calculation attributable risk, Burden of disease and YLL

- Accidents

- Hearts diseases

- Cancers

farzane.mobasheri@yahoo.com

Marjan Zare

Abbas Rezaianzadeh

Analysis -Mega Data

marjan.zare@gmail.com

Shokrollah Mohseni

Jafar Hasanzadeh

- Trend analysis of non-communicable disease and calculating Burden of Them

- Epidemiology of addiction

Population studies and related index

mohseni57faryab@gmail.com

Gholam Reza Mohammadian

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

-Diabetes

-TB

-BioGAS

gh.mohammadyan@gmail.com

Hasan Ali Nikbakht

 

Haleh Ghaem

 

- Health policy and systems research about communicable and non- communicable diseases

- Cancers

ep.nikbakht@gmail.com

Pezhman Bagheri

Abbas Rezaianzadeh

-Genetic & molecular Epidemiology

-review systematic

-meta-analysis

-health strategic planning with SWOT approach

-KAP studies

-questionnaire designing

-validity- reliability measurement

bagheri@sums.ac.ir

Fatemeh Rezaei

Jafar Hasanzadeh

- non-communicable diseases
- Tobacco (smoker, hookah)
- AIDS
- The social determinants of health

frezaeik@yahoo.com

Mosa Ghelichi

Mohammad Fararouei

- Survival Analysis Models
- Social Issues of Health (SPH)
- Prevalence and incidence of non-communicable diseases (diabetes, cancers, etc.)

mghelichi2000@yahoo.com

Elahe Piraee

Haleh Ghaem

- Survey data analysis
- Distribution of diseases and social problems using GIS
- Demographic problems
- Studies using the Poisson regression approach
- Prevalence and incidence of diseases in the community-based approach

nazgolelahe@gmail.com

Habibollah Azarbakhsh

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

- Descriptive-analytical studies
- Study of the prevalence and incidence of diseases in the community
- Study on accidents, diabetes, cancer and hypertension

m45987419@gmail.com

 

 

 

4. Institutes & Research Centers

 

Name

Director

Areas of Research

Contact Info.

GIS Center Epidemiology Department Health and Nutrition Faculty

Hamid reza Tabatabaee

Survey about distribution of diseases and social problems

Tabatabaee@sums.ac.ir

 

Ø  Useful Links & Scientific Resources

 

-          https://www.amar.org.ir/

-          https://www.sabteahval.ir/default.aspx?tabid=4756

-          http://www.who.int/whosis/en/

-          http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/en/

-          http://www.who.int/gho/database/en/

-          https://www.cdc.gov/

-          https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

-          http://www.gapminder.org/data/

-          http://www.indexmundi.com/

-          https://data.worldbank.org/indicator

-          http://www.oecd.org/social/family/database.htm

-          https://ourworldindata.org/

-          http://www.worldometers.info/

-          http://world.bymap.org/

-          https://canadiantaskforce.ca/

-          https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/

-          https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

-          http://health.barakatkns.com/

-          http://www.magiran.com/

-          http://sid.ir/

-          http://www.citefactor.org/journal-impact-factor-list-2015.html

-          https://publicationethics.org/

-          http://www.acronymfinder.com/

-          http://irea.ir/

-          http://ieaweb.org/

-          http://ieaweb.org/regional-activities/eastern-mediterranean/

-          https://academic.oup.com/ije

-          https://link.springer.com/journal/10654

 

For more details and Int. application please contact:

Abdolrahim Asadollahi, PhD, MSc. GGDP

International Applicants Affaires

Email: a_asadollahi@sums.ac.ir

Tel.: (+98)- 71- 37251001

Fax: (+98)- 71- 37260225

 

 

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