Masoumeh Dejman

Masoumeh Dejman

Postdoc Fellow
EDUCATION/TRAINING 1992 Medical Doctor (GP), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2000 Master of Public Health, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2010 PhD, Clinical neuroscience (mental health), Department of Clinical Neuro- science, Section of Psychiatry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD COURSES/CONTINUING EDUCATION Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Nov. 2014: ▪ Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries ▪ Psychiatric Epidemiology ▪ Postdoctoral Research in Mental Health ▪ Academic & Research Ethics PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2014-Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2013-2014 Director,ResearchDepartment and Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran 2006-2013 Research Assistant Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran 2001-2006 Director of Clinical Research, Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Undersecretary forResearch and Technology 1999-2001 Director of Health Network Department, ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1994-1999 General Physician,Executive director, Reproductive Health,Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Varamin, Iran 1992-1994 Director of Reproductive Health and general physician,ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences, FiroozKooh, Iran PEER REVIEW PUBLICATION Moradi G, Mohraz M, Gouya MM, Dejman M, Seyedalinaghi SA, , Khoshravesh S , Malekafzali Ardakani H. Health Needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS: From the Perspective of Policy Makers, Physicians and Consultants, and People Living with HIV/AIDS. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2014; 43(10), 1424-1435 Assari, S, Moghani Lankarani, M, Dejman M., Farnia M, Alasvand R, Sehat M, Ahmadi K. Drug Use among Iranian Drivers Involved in Fatal Car Accidents. Front Psychiatry, 2014; 5: 69. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.0006 Forouzan AS, Rafeiey H, Padyab M, Ghazinour M, Dejman M, Sebastian MS, Reliability and validity of a Mental Health System Responsiveness Questionnaire in Iran, Global Health Action, 2014, 7, Glob Health Action. 2014; 7: 24748 .doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.24748 Mohammadi F, Eftekhari MB, Dejman M, Forouzan AS, MirabzadehA. Seeking comfort: Women mental health process in I. R. Iran: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2014; 5(2):217-223. Mirabzadeh A, Forouzan AS, Mohammadi F, Dejman M, BaradaranEftekhariM.HowIranian women conceptualize mental health: An explanatory model. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2014; 43(3):342-348. Dejman M, Habibi E, Eftekhari MB, Falahat K, MalekafzaliH. Pasteur Institute of Iran- An evaluation model. Iranian Biomedical Journal, 2014; 18(3):188-194. Amiri M, Dejman M, Dastoury M, RoushanfekrP.The relationship between addiction and socio-demographic characteristics of Iranian newcomer prisoners.GlobalJournal of Health Science, 2014;6(2):168-174. PubMed ID: 24576377 BaradaranEftekhari M, Mirabzadeh A, SetarehForouzan A, Dejman M, MalekAfzali H, Djalalinia S, Peykari N, Roshanfekr P.A qualitative study of community-based health programs in Iran: An experience of participation in I.R. Iran. International Journal of Preventive Medicine,2014;5(6):679-686. Roshanfekr P, Farnia M, DejmanM* . The effectiveness of harm reduction programs in seven prisons of Iran. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2014; 42(12):1430-1437. Forouzan SA, Ghazinour M, Dejman M, Rafeiey H, BaradaranEftekhari M, San Sebastian M. Service users and providers expectations of mental health care in Iran: A qualitative study. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2013; 42(10):1106-1116. Forouzan AS, BaradarnEftekhari M, Falahat K, Dejman M, Heidari N, HabibiE. Psychosocial needs assessment among Earthquake survivors in Lorestan Province with an emphasis on the vulnerable groups. Global Journal of Health Science,2013;5(4):79-84.PubMed ID:23777724 Forouzan AS, JorjoranShushtari Z, Sajjadi H, Salimi Y, Dejman M. Social support network among people living with HIV/AIDS in Iran. AIDS Research and Treatment, 2013, art. no.715381. Mahmoodi Z, Karimlou M, Sajjadi H, Dejman M, VameghiM. Development of mother’s lifestyle scale during pregnancy with an approach to social determinants of health.GlobalJournal of Health Science, 2013;5(3):208-219.PubMed ID:23618491 Eftekhari MB, Falahat K, Dejman M, Forouzan AS, Afzali HM, Heydari N, MirabzadehA. The main advantages of community-based participatory health programs: an experience from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Global Journal of Health Science, 2013;5(3):28-33.PubMed ID:23618472 Falahat K, Eftekhari MB, Malekafzali H, Forouzan AS, DejmanM*.Governance in community based health programmes in I.R of Iran. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 2013;63(2):211-215.PubMed ID:23894897 Mahmoodi Z, Karimlou M, Sajjadi H, Dejman M, Vameghi M, DolatianM. Working conditions, socioeconomic factors and low birth weight: Path analysis. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 2013; 15(9):836-842. Mahmoodi Z, Karimlou M, Sajjadi H, Dejman M, Vameghi M, Dolatian M, EftekhariMB.Physical activity pattern and personal-social factors of mothers during pregnancy and infant birth weight based on MET scale: A case-control study.Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal,2013;15(7):573-580. Djalalinia S, Owlia P, SetarehForouzan A, Habibi E, Dejman M, BaradaranEftekhari M, Ghanei M, Malekafzali H, Peykari N. Health research evaluation and its role on knowledge production.Iranian Journal of Public Hea lth,2012;41(2):39-46. Dejman M, Forouzan AS, Ekblad S. Adapting research to local contexts based on the model of Campinha-Bacote for cultural competence: A case scenario of 3 ethnic groups in the Islamic Republic of Iran [Adaptation de la recherche aux contexteslocaux á l’aide du modéle de compétenceculturelle de Campinha-Bacote: Cas de troisgroupesethniques en Républiqueislamiqued’Iran].Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2012:18(11):1166-1169.PubMed ID:23301380 Dejman M, Forouzan AS, Assari S, Malekafzali H, Nohesara S, Khatibzadeh N, Falahat K, EkbladS. An explanatory model of depression among female patients in Fars, Kurds, Turks ethnic groups of Iran. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2011; 40(3):79-88. Forouzan A, Ghazinour M, Dejman M, Rafeiey H, Sebastian M. Testing the WHO responsiveness concept in the Iranian mental healthcare system: A qualitative study of service users. BMC Health Services Research, 2011; 11(325).PubMed ID: 22115499 Peykari N, Tehrani FR, Eftekhari MB, Malekafzali H, Dejman M, Neot R, Djalalinia S.A peer-based study on adolescence nutritional health: A lesson learned from Iran, Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 2011; 61(6):549-554.PubMed ID: 22204208 Dejman M, SetarehForouzan A, Assari S, Rasoulian M, Jazayery A, Malekafzali H, BaradaranEftekhari M, Falahat K, EkbladS.How Iranian lay people in three ethnic groups conceptualize a case of a depressed woman: An explanatory model. Ethnicity and Health, 2010; 15(5):475-493.PubMed ID: 20694866 Lavis JN, Guindon GE, Cameron D, Boupha B, Dejman M, Osei EJA, SadanaR.Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries: A survey of researchers.CMAJ,2010;182(9):E350-E361.PubMed ID:20439449 Fourouzan SA , Momtazmanesh N, Dejman M, Fakhre Yaseri A, Malekafzali H. Excellence Assessment Model for Iranian Medical Centers. TEB VA TAZKIEH, 2010; 19(3): 9-21. Dejman M, Forouzan A, Assari S, Farahani M, MalekAfzali H, Rostami M, Farnam A, Akbari M, Taraghi M, Ekblad S. Clinicians’ view of experience of assessing and following up depression among women in IR Iran. World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review, 2009; 4(2):74-88 Dejman M, Ekblad S, Forouzan A-S, Baradaran-Eftekhari M, MalekafzaliH. Explanatory model of help-seeking and coping mechanisms among depressed women in three ethnic groups of Fars, Kurdish, and Turkish in Iran. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2008; 11(4):397-406.PubMed ID: 18588372 Fourozan AS, Dejman M, Baradaran-Eftekhari M, Bagheri-Yazdi. A study on direct costs of domestic violence against women in legal medicine centers of Tehran (2002). Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2007; 10(3):295-300.PubMed ID: 17604464 Book: “A study of national health research systems in selected countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region: Egypt, Islamic Republic of Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and Sudan,” WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, 2004 Editing: 2013 Reviewer member, Social indicator Journal 2011 Editorial reviewer board member, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research 2010: Reviewer member, Social Welfare quarterly journal Editorial reviewer board member, Journal of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences Reviewer member, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Awards: 2007 “First Research Manager in National Level, “Third Festival on Research and Technology, Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology 2006 “Active in Health system in National Level,” Annual Festival on Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education Skills: Computer: SPSS 16, NVivo 7, EndNoteX6, Reference Manager11, Open Code3 Language: Persian, English Membership: 2009 International Institute for Qualitative Methodology’s (IIQM), Member Scholar Drive’ in Canada 2014 American College of Epidemiology, ACE MEMBER MEMBER Masoumeh Dejman, MD, PhD PART II TEACHING Course Director 2010-2014 Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences University, Department of Gerontology & Genetic and Social Determinants of Health Research Center ▪ Scientific writing ▪ Knowledge transfer and exchange ▪ Research management ▪ Qualitative method Graduate & Student Advisees 2011 Tina Seirefi (Master’s thesis) – University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, welfare management group: understanding experience of youth prisoners in Tehran 2011 NajmehTahmasbi (Master’s thesis), Iran university of Medical Sciences, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health- “Jungian approach to dreams content analysis of war’s soldiers (Janbazan) Suffering from war PTSD” 2010 Zohreh Mahmoodi (PhD dissertation), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department social determinants of health research center: “Developing and standardizing a life style measurement for pregnant women with approach to social determinant of health sciences” 2013 Nagi Mozafari (Master’s thesis), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Psychology de Department of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health: “Understanding the experience and life meaning of children with cancers” RESEARCH GRANT PARTICIPATION 2014 Co-Investigator “Implementing and evaluating a comprehensive health services model: a longitudinalstudy,”University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran Amount: $20,000 2013 Principal Investigator “Community-based intervention on high-risk behavior among sex workers in Tehran, funded by “Wellbeing Organization, Iran Amount: $35,000 2012 Co-Investigator “Rapid Assessment of high-risk behavior among street children,”funded by “Wellbeing Organization, Iran, PI: MeroehVameghi Amount: $18,000 2012 Principal Investigator “Assessment of family physician in rural areas,” funded by National Health Research Institute, Iran Amount: $10,000 2011 Principal Investigator “Assessment of methadone therapy program of prisoners women,” funded by UNDP, Iran Amount: $12,000 2011 Principal Investigator “Analyzing the situation of community based programs and activities in Iran,” funded by WHO registration 2010/104165-0, Reg. File EM-IRA-APW-026 Amount: $10,000 2011 Principal Investigator “Responsiveness of mental health system in Tehran: a Qualitative research,” University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science Amount: $3,000 2011 Principal Investigator “Needs assessment of neuroscience research network in Iran”, funded by Shahid Beheshti of Medical Sciences University, Neuroscience Research Network, Tehran. Amount: $10,000 2011 Co-Investigator “Modeling SDH (Social Determinants of Health) national strategic plan into PHC for 14 priority areas as general framework,” funded by WHO regional office, Tehran, PI: Hossein Malekafzali Amount: $18,000 2009 Principal Investigator “Assess the effect of two months imprisoned on inmate’s addiction in seven prisons in the country, 2008-2009, funded by “Prison Organization, Tehran, Amount: $10,000 2009 Co-Investigator “Evaluation of excellence center in Iran,” Undersecretary for Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Health Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2008 Co-Investigator “Providing model on evaluation for Excellence Centers in Iran,” Undersecretary for Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences PI: Hossein Malekafzali Amount: $10,000 2007 Co-Investigator “Social and economical assessment of reconstruction of Bagh Azari District in Tehran, funded by Hamiaran, Non-Governmental Organization, PI: Ameneh Setareh Forouzan Amount: $5,000 2007 Principal Investigator “Rapid assessment and response, on high-risk behaviors among sex workers in Shiraz and Brojerd“, Ministry of Health and Medical Education with cooperation of UNFPA, funded by UNFPA, Iran, Amount: $30,000 2006 Co-Investigator “Survey of institutions within the National Health Research System, “Under- secretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education in cooperation with the WHO, Iran, PI: Hossein Malekafzali Amount: $12,000 2006 Co-Investigator “Assessment of research activities on universities of medical sciences in Iran,” Undersecretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education 2004 Co-Investigator “Cultural Explanatory Models of Depression among women in Iran,” funded by Department of Research, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, PI: Ameneh Setareh Forouzan Amount: $20,000 2004 Co-Investigator “Knowledge and transfer exchange in the health sector in Iran”, under- secretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, funded by WHO, PI: Hossein Malekafzali Amount: $12,000 2003 Co-Investigator “Evaluating resource flows for health research and development (R&D) in Iran,” Undersecretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, GPRN grant, PI: Ameneh Setareh Forouzan Amount: $10,000 2002 Principal Investigator “Assess monitoring and evaluation of Health Research System in I.R of Iran,” Undersecretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education 2000 Principal Investigator “Assessing opinion of couples about reasons of using natural method in family planning in Tehran”, funded by Tehran University of Medical Sciences Amount: $5,000 1999 Co-Investigator “Assessing attitude and knowledge of Afghan women about their access to health services and occupations in south of Tehran,” funded by UNHCR, Iran, PI: Sepideh Yousefi Amount: $5,000 1999 Co-Investigator “Empowerment of rural women on prevention of HIV/STI in Iran“, First Lady’s Office of Ministry of Jehad and Agriculture to Shahid Beheshti University PRESENTATIONS Abstract presentations Oral presentations: Sept. 2014 “Harm reduction programs as an effective intervention in prison in Iran,” 8th International Congress on Addiction Sciences, Tehran “High-risk behaviors of women using substance: a qualitative study” 8th International Congress on Addiction Sciences, Tehran Oct. 2011 “Cultural Explanatory Model of Depression Among Iranian Women in Three Ethnic Groups (Fars, Kurds, and Turks)”, The 16th International Interdisciplinary Conference , Vancouver, Canada, Qualitative Health Research, International Journal of Qualitative Methods , 2011; 9( 4):346-347 Poster presentations: . Nov. 2014 “The assessment of monitoring and Evaluation process in Health Research System in Iran,” Global Health Forum for Health Research 8, Mexico City, Mexico March 2011 “How Iranian Women Communicate Depression and Social Problems in The Three Ethnic Groups (Fars, Kurds, Turks)“, 4th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health, Madrid, Spain March 2010 “HIV/AIDS related knowledge and attitude among female sex workers in Tehran Iran, 16th International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases”, Retrovirology , 2010; 7 (Supp l 1):P130, Marseille, France Oct. 2008 “Explanatory model of lay beliefs on major depression and depression with psychotic features in ethnic groups in Iran“, Qualitative Health Research conference, Canada, Alberta Aug. 2008 “Rapid assessment and response on high-risk behaviors among sex workers in two districts in Iran. AIDS Conference. Mexico City, Mexico Lectures presented: Oct. 2012 “Explanatory model and method: a case study” for PhD students, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden March 2009 “Qualitative Methods” for PhD students, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Jan. 2009 “How to use NVivo7 Software for Qualitative method,” University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, with co-operation from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden July 2005 “Qualitative Methods” and” Analyzing data in qualitative methods,” Undersecretary for Research of Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran Teaching, participated in/instructed and/or facilitating the following workshops: May 2009 The third scientific international network summer school in the field of Migration, Medicine and Psychology in Stockholm Feb. 2008 “Evidence Based Medicine (E.B.M),” University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran Dec. 2007 “Analyzing data in qualitative methods“, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran Oct. 2007 “Respond Driven Sampling”, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran. July2005 “Bridging the Gap Between Existing Research Policy Practices in the Health Sector,” WHO, Geneva, Switzerland Oct.2004 “Capacity Strengthening in health research system analysis”, WHO – Regional Office for South&EastAsia, NewDelhi, India Feb.2003 “Evaluate and analysis the preliminary results of health research systems and tracking and monitoring of resource flow in health research,” WHO – Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO), Cairo, Egypt Jan.2002 “Opportunities on Research Support and International Resource Mobiliza- tion Undersecretary for Research,” Ministry of Health and Medical Education in cooperation COHRED, Tehran Aug.2001 “How to apply focus group discussion methodology in Health systems,” Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran July 2001 “Use of available data in decision making at hospital and district levels,” Under Secretary for Research and Medical Education, Ministry of Health and Medical education, Tehran, Iran March 2000 “Reproductive health and prevention of AIDS and sexual transmitteddisease in rural area,” Malaysia