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Elahe Nezami, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and Medical Education (Educational Scholar)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPreventive Medicine
AddressUVI 3375 S. Hoover
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90007
Phone+1 213 821 1600
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    TitleAssociate Dean For Undergraduate, Masters and Professional Programs, Keck School of Medicine Usc

    TitleDirector, Health Promotion and Global Health Programs

    TitleDirector, Global Medicine Program (Msgm)


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    Dr. Nezami is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate, Masters, and Professional programs of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She serves as the director of the Master of Science in Global Medicine program at the graduate level, and as director of the Global Health and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies programs at the undergraduate level, including eight affiliated minor programs. She is also the co-director of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Wireless Health Technology program.

    Dr. Nezami’s ongoing research interests examine education and global health, with specific emphases including: global health and citizenship - using education to promote global connectivity across humanity; effective integration of technology into pedagogy; exploration of distance learning models and effects on student engagement; and spaced learning and its impact on student retention of materials.

    Her other research examines determinants of behavioral risk factors for chronic diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the examination of personality characteristics in relation to cardiovascular disease, and self-medication theories of smoking. Dr. Nezami received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California.


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    1. Eichbaum Q, Hoverman A, Cherniak W, Evert J, Nezami E, Hall T. Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape. J Glob Health. 2015 Jun; 5(1):010302. PMID: 25734002; PMCID: PMC4337600.
    2. Nezami E, Zamani R, DeFrank G. Linguistic translation of psychological assessment tools: a case study of the MMPI-2. Eval Health Prof. 2008 Sep; 31(3):313-7. PMID: 18566159.
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    3. Bass SB, Guttmacher S, Nezami E. Who will keep the public healthy? The case for undergraduate public health education: a review of three programs. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Jan-Feb; 14(1):6-14. PMID: 18091034.
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    4. Nezami E, Unger J, Tan S, Mahaffey C, Ritt-Olson A, Sussman S, Nguyen-Michel S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Azen S, Johnson CA. The influence of depressive symptoms on experimental smoking and intention to smoke in a diverse youth sample. Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Apr; 7(2):243-8. PMID: 16036281.
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    5. Weiss JW, Mouttapa M, Chou CP, Nezami E, Anderson Johnson C, Palmer PH, Cen S, Gallaher P, Ritt-Olson A, Azen S, Unger JB. Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence. J Adolesc. 2005 Feb; 28(1):49-62. PMID: 15683634.
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    6. Ritt-Olson A, Unger J, Valente T, Nezami E, Chou CP, Trinidad D, Milam J, Earleywine M, Tan S, Johnson CA. Exploring peers as a mediator of the association between depression and smoking in young adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(1):77-98. PMID: 15702650.
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    7. Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Shakib S, Palmer PH, Nezami E, Mora J. A cultural psychology approach to "drug abuse" prevention. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1779-820. PMID: 15587951.
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    8. Nezami E, Sussman S, Pentz MA. Motivation in tobacco use cessation research. Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jan; 38(1):25-50. PMID: 12602805.
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