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



University of Washington
Box 351619
Department of Epidemiology
Seattle, WA 98195

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)

Patient and Clinician Perspectives of a Standardized Question About Firearm Access to Support Suicide Prevention: A Qualitative Study.
(2022 Nov 4)
JAMA Health Forum 3(11): e224252
Richards JE, Kuo ES, Whiteside U, Shulman L, Betz ME, Parrish R, Boggs JM, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Simon GE

Cumulative Payments Through the Earned Income Tax Credit Program in Childhood and Criminal Conviction During Adolescence in the US.
(2022 Nov 1)
JAMA Netw Open 5(11): e2242864
Moe CA, Kovski NL, Dalve K, Leibbrand C, Mooney SJ, Hill HD, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Trend in Loaded Handgun Carrying Among Adult Handgun Owners in the United States, 2015‒2019.
(2022 Dec)
Am J Public Health 112(12): 1783-1790
Rowhani-Rahbar A, Gallagher A, Azrael D, Miller M

Extreme risk protection orders in response to threats of multiple victim/mass shooting in six U.S. states: A descriptive study.
(2022 Oct 17)
Prev Med
Zeoli AM, Frattaroli S, Barnard L, Bowen A, Christy A, Easter M, Kapoor R, Knoepke C, Ma W, Molocznik A, Norko M, Omaki E, Paruk JK, Pear VA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Schleimer JP, Swanson JW, Wintemute GJ

Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use After Injury in Washington State 2015-2018.
(2022 Aug)
J Emerg Med 63(2): 178-191
Lyons VH, Haviland MJ, Zhang IY, Whiteside LK, Arbabi S, Vavilala MS, Curatolo M, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A

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