Elahe Nezami, PhD
Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences and Medical Education (Educational Scholar); Director, Health Promotion and Global Health Programs; Director, Global Medicine Program (MSGM)
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.
Employment Opportunities and Experiences among Recent Master's-Level Global Health Graduates.
Ann Glob Health. 2019 Mar 13;85(1). doi: 10.5334/aogh.305. Epub 2019 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 30873801; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6634463.
Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape.
J Glob Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010302. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010302. PubMed PMID: 25734002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4337600.
Linguistic translation of psychological assessment tools: a case study of the MMPI-2.
Eval Health Prof. 2008 Sep;31(3):313-7. doi: 10.1177/0163278708320204. Epub 2008 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 18566159;
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. doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000303407.81732.02. PubMed PMID: 18091034;
Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence.
J Adolesc. 2005 Feb;28(1):49-62. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.03.009. PubMed PMID: 15683634;
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