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Elahe Nezami, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and Medical Education (Educational Scholar)
AddressUVI 3375 S. Hoover
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90007
Phone+1 213 821 1600
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    Title(s)Director, Health Promotion and Global Health Programs

    Title(s)Director, 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. Employment Opportunities and Experiences among Recent Master's-Level Global Health Graduates. Ann Glob Health. 2019 03 13; 85(1). Cherniak W, Nezami E, Eichbaum Q, Evert J, Doobay-Persaud A, Rudy S, DeFrank G, Hall T, Hoverman A. PMID: 30873801.
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    2. Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape. J Glob Health. 2015 Jun; 5(1):010302. Eichbaum Q, Hoverman A, Cherniak W, Evert J, Nezami E, Hall T. PMID: 25734002.
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    3. Linguistic translation of psychological assessment tools: a case study of the MMPI-2. Eval Health Prof. 2008 Sep; 31(3):313-7. Nezami E, Zamani R, DeFrank G. PMID: 18566159.
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    4. 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. Bass SB, Guttmacher S, Nezami E. PMID: 18091034.
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    5. 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. Nezami E, Unger J, Tan S, Mahaffey C, Ritt-Olson A, Sussman S, Nguyen-Michel S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Azen S, Johnson CA. PMID: 16036281.
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    6. Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence. J Adolesc. 2005 Feb; 28(1):49-62. Weiss JW, Mouttapa M, Chou CP, Nezami E, Anderson Johnson C, Palmer PH, Cen S, Gallaher P, Ritt-Olson A, Azen S, Unger JB. PMID: 15683634.
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    7. Exploring peers as a mediator of the association between depression and smoking in young adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(1):77-98. Ritt-Olson A, Unger J, Valente T, Nezami E, Chou CP, Trinidad D, Milam J, Earleywine M, Tan S, Johnson CA. PMID: 15702650.
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    8. A cultural psychology approach to "drug abuse" prevention. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1779-820. Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Shakib S, Palmer PH, Nezami E, Mora J. PMID: 15587951.
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    9. Motivation in tobacco use cessation research. Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jan; 38(1):25-50. Nezami E, Sussman S, Pentz MA. PMID: 12602805.
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    10. Reasons for quitting and smoking temptation among adolescent smokers: gender differences. Subst Use Misuse. 1998 Dec; 33(14):2703-20. Sussman S, Dent CW, Nezami E, Stacy AW, Burton D, Flay BR. PMID: 9869439.
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    11. Identification of adolescents at risk for smoking initiation: validation of a measure of susceptibility. Addict Behav. 1997 Jan-Feb; 22(1):81-91. Unger JB, Johnson CA, Stoddard JL, Nezami E, Chou CP. PMID: 9022874.
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    12. An evaluation of a multicomponent treatment program involving scheduled smoking and relapse prevention procedures: initial findings. Addict Behav. 1994 Jan-Feb; 19(1):13-22. Cinciripini PM, Lapitsky LG, Wallfisch A, Mace R, Nezami E, Van Vunakis H. PMID: 8197889.
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    13. Relaxation, reduction in angry articulated thoughts, and improvements in borderline hypertension and heart rate. J Behav Med. 1991 Oct; 14(5):453-68. Davison GC, Williams ME, Nezami E, Bice TL, DeQuattro VL. PMID: 1744909.
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    14. The effects of smoking on the mood, cardiovascular and adrenergic reactivity of heavy and light smokers in a non-stressful environment. Biol Psychol. 1989 Dec; 29(3):273-89. Cinciripini PM, Benedict CE, Van Vunakis H, Mace R, Lapitsky L, Kitchens K, Nezami E, Gjika HB. PMID: 2640161.
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    15. Nicotine regulation among heavy and light smokers in a non-stressful environment. Biol Psychol. 1989 Jun; 28(3):251-64. Cinciripini PM, Van Vunakis H, Nezami E, Mace R, Kitchens KE, Lapitsky LG, Benedict C, Gjika HB. PMID: 2590702.
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    16. Cardiovascular reactivity and smoking in coronary prone (type A) and non-coronary prone (type B) subjects. Addict Behav. 1989; 14(1):83-90. Cinciripini PM, Nezami E, Mace RM. PMID: 2718828.
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