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.