University of Washington School of Public Health

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar - SPH Faculty Bio

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar

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Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics

University of Washington
Office: F-250D
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences Building
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-221-1602
rowhani@uw.edu

Research Interests

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is the Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Washington. He is the Violence Prevention Section Leader at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. His epidemiologic studies have spanned across multiple forms of violence including firearm violence, youth violence, bullying, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and suicide. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar investigates violent victimization and perpetration with an integrated public health and public safety approach. His research on inter-personal violence is specifically focused on the nexus of trauma and crime to inform interventions that prevent violence from occurring in the first place, promote healing following violence, and reduce recidivism. His research on self-directed violence is specifically focused on means safety. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar has served on the American College of Emergency Physicians Technical Advisory Group on Firearm Violence Research, Firearms Subcommittee of Washington State Safer Homes Task Force for Suicide Prevention, and editorial board of the journal Injury Prevention. He has also served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page

Education

PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2009
MD   Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (Iran), 2002
MPH   Epidemiology, Yale University, 2005

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