School of Public Health

Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Washington


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

Contact Info

University of Washington
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-221-1602
Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center
Box 359960
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: 206-744-9437

Research Interests

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is the Bartley Dobb Endowed Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Washington. He is the Co-Director of the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program, Leader of the Violence Prevention Section, and Director of the Research Core at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. The overarching goal of his research is to inform programs, practices, and policies that prevent the occurrence, reduce the lethality, and stop the recurrence of inter-personal violence and self-directed harm. His epidemiologic studies have spanned across multiple forms of violence with a specific focus on firearm-related injury and crime. He has served on the board of directors of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research as well as the editorial board of Injury Prevention.

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.


In The News

Opinion: Use gun laws to protect our communities from violence
The Seattle Times, 01/14/2021

One-third of caregivers say Alzheimer's patients have access to guns at home, study finds
CNN, 07/15/2020

Researchers say underutilized state law may prevent more injuries from firearms
KNKX, 07/02/2020