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Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Contact Information
University of Washington
Office: F-250D
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 is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and the Director of Methods Core at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. His research is focused on injury prevention and safety promotion especially among children. Since joining the University of Washington, his substantive areas of interest have included the study of causes, correlates, and consequences of traumatic brain injury, violence, and crime-illness nexus. He provides methodologic expertise for a number of other investigations related to the epidemiology of falls, motor vehicle crashes, burns, drowning, poisoning, and adverse events following immunization and medical procedures. Prior to joining the University of Washington, he served as the National Vaccine Safety Fellow of the Centers for Disease Control to specifically investigate neurologic injuries and adverse events following immunization.

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
Rowhani-Rahbar A, Zatzick D, Wang J, Mills BM, Simonetti JA, Fan MD, Rivara FP. Firearm-Related Hospitalization and Risk of Subsequent Violent Injury, Death, or Crime Perpetration: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med 2015;162:492-500

Simonetti JA, Mackelprang, JL, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Zatzick, Rivara, FP. Psychiatric comorbidity, suicidality and in-home firearm access among a nationally representative sample of adolescents. JAMA Psychiatry 2015;72:152-9

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

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