Dr. Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Charles Drew Universityof Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles, California with a joint appointment as an Associate Researcher with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Services at California State University at Dominquez Hills, Carson, CA. As the Chair of Medical Student Research Thesis at CDU College of Medicine & 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 co-investigator 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 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Injury and Violence Research (JIVR). She is also a member of Advisory Board representing Asia, in the International Society for Child & Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP).

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