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Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Contact Information
University of Washington
Office: F-262B
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences Building
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-221-1602
Fax: 206-543-8525

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center
Office: 4061
Box 359960
Pat Steel Building, 401 Broadway (physical address)
325 Ninth Avenue (mailing address)
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-744-9437

Research Interests

Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar primarily investigates injuries and adverse events. The central goal of his research is to generate evidence that informs the development of interventions designed to enhance safety. His research interests have included the examination of adverse events following immunization against vaccine preventable diseases, traumatic brain injury, crime perpetration following violence related hospitalization, substance use related trauma, and the impact of laws and regulations on violence, crime, and injury. He is currently the Director of the Methods Section at Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. His methodologic work involves the assessment of acute events following transient exposures using self-controlled designs.

Teaching Interests
Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar co-teaches EPI 512 "Epidemiologic Methods I" in the Autumn Quarter and EPI 513 "Epidemiologic Methods II" in the Winter Quarter.

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

Selected Publications

Wolf ER, Opel D, DeHart MP, Warren J, Rowhani-Rahbar A. Impact of a Pertussis Epidemic on Infant Vaccination in Washington State. Pediatrics 2014;134:456-64.

Rowhani-Rahbar A,
Fireman B, Lewis E, Nordin JD, Naleway A, Jacobsen SJ, Jackson LA, Tse A, Weintraub E, Baxter R, Klein NP. Effect of age on the risk of fever and seizures following immunization with measles-containing vaccines in children. JAMA Pediatr 2013;167:1111-7.

Rowhani-Rahbar A, Klein NP, Lewis N, Fireman B, Ray P, Rasgon B, Black S, Klein JO, Baxter R. Immunization and Bell's palsy in children: A case-centered analysis. Am J Epidemiol 2012;175:878-85.

Klein NP, Bartlett J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Fireman B, Baxter R. Waning protection after fifth dose of acellular pertussis vaccine in children. N Engl J Med 2012;367:1012-9.

Troy SB, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Dyner L, Musingwini G, Shetty A, Woelk G, Stranix-Chibanda L, Nathoo K, Maldonado YA. Hematologic and immunologic parameters in Zimbabwean infants: A case for using local reference intervals to monitor toxicities in clinical trials. J Trop Pediatr 2012;58:59-62.

In the news
Effect of Age on the Risk of Fever and Seizures Following Immunization With Measles-Containing Vaccines in Children (JAMA Pediatrics)

Last Reviewed on 9/24/2013

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