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)

Does a One Health approach to human African trypanosomiasis control hasten elimination? A stochastic compartmental modeling approach.
(2023 Jan 19)
Acta Trop
Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani MM, Miaka EM, Taban AI, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott D, Mayer JD, Lorton C, Rabinowitz PM

Interpersonal Firearm Injury and Death in Portland, Oregon: 2018 Through 2021.
(2023 Jan 8)
J Community Health
Lake MG, Baker-Robinson W, Harris JR, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Carlson KF, Bezruchka S

Bullying and physical violence and their association with handgun carrying among youth growing up in rural areas.
(2022 Dec 31)
Prev Med 167(): 107416
Ellyson AM, Gause E, Lyons VH, Schleimer JP, Dalve K, Kuklinski MR, Oesterle S, Weybright EH, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Race, structural racism and racial disparities in firearm homicide victimisation.
(2022 Dec 23)
Inj Prev
Conrick KM, Adhia A, Ellyson A, Haviland MJ, Lyons VH, Mills B, Rowhani-Rahbar A

School Handgun Carrying Among Youth Growing Up in Rural Communities.
(2022 Dec 15)
J Adolesc Health
Dalve K, Ellyson AM, Gause EL, Lyons VH, Schleimer JP, Kuklinski MR, Oesterle S, Briney JS, Weybright EH, Rowhani-Rahbar A

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