Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, holder of a Ph.D. degree works as an Assistant Professor of medical sociology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles, Calif, USA, with a joint appointment as an Associate Researcher II with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior of David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, Calif, USA. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Health Sciences, School of Health and Human Services at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, Calif, USA. As the Chair of Medical Student Research Thesis at CDU College of Medicine and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, in the last 5 years Dr. Bazargan-Hejazi has overseen and mentored the research activities of medical students. As a medical sociologist and health services researcher, she has been the lead investigator and coinvestigator in several projects related to the social aspects of disease and illness, youth empowerment health advocacy projects, family and community violence prevention programs for teens and adolescents, and health services utilization improvement for Head Start families, and underserved minorities, particularly those affected by depression, injury, violence, and alcohol problems. Dr. Bazargan-Hejazi has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Injury and Violence Research (JIVR), a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board in the International Online Medical Conference, Editorial Member of International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health (IJCRIMPH) , and also a Member of the Advisory Board representing Asia in the International Society of Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP).
Biography Updated on 27 March 2011