Ali Rowhani-Rahbar

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Evans School
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics



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



Box 351619
Department of Epidemiology
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 860
Seattle, WA

Research Interests

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is the Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Professor of Epidemiology, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. He evaluates community-based interventions, social programs, and public policies for their impact on multiple forms of violence with a particular emphasis on preventing firearm-related harm. His research on violence prevention has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Department of Justice, Arnold Ventures, National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, Fund for a Safer Future, State of Washington, and City of Seattle. Rowhani-Rahbar has served as a member of the editorial board of Injury Prevention and as the editor of the Injury Epidemiology Section of Current Epidemiology Reports. His more than 200 peer-reviewed publications have informed practice and policy locally and nationally. He received his MD from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran, MPH from Yale University, and PhD from the University of Washington. He completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University and research fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Practices, knowledge, and concerns for out-of-home firearm storage among those with access to firearms: results from a survey in two states.
(2023 Mar 13)
Inj Epidemiol 10(1): 15
Barnard LM, Johnson RL, Brandspigel S, Rooney LA, McCarthy M, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Knoepke CE, Peterson RA, Betz ME

Creation of online maps for voluntary out-of-home firearm storage: Experiences and opportunities.
(2023 Apr)
Prev Med Rep 32(): 102167
Betz ME, Barnard LM, Knoepke CE, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Proceedings from the Second Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention, 2022: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Coalition to Advance a Multidisciplinary Public Health Approach.
(2023 Mar 6)
J Am Coll Surg
Sakran JV, Bornstein SS, Dicker R, Rivara FP, Campbell BT, Cunningham RM, Betz M, Hargarten S, Williams A, Horwitz JM, Nehra D, Burstin H, Sheehan K, Dreier FL, James T, Sathya C, Armstrong JH, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Charles S, Goldberg A, Lee LK, Stewart RM, Kerby JD, Turner PL, Bulger EM

Firearm Storage Practices-What Constitutes Safe?
(2023 Mar 1)
JAMA Netw Open 6(3): e231452
Rowhani-Rahbar A

Rural-Urban Variation in the Association of Adolescent Violence and Handgun Carrying in the United States, 2002-2019.
(2023 Feb 1)
JAMA Netw Open 6(2): e231153
Schleimer JP, Gause E, Dalve K, Ellyson A, Rowhani-Rahbar A

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