Payam   Sheikhattari, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Health Sciences

 

Education

M.D., Uromia School of Medicine, Iran, 1996
MPH, Public Health, Tehran University, Iran, 2003
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (July 2003- June 2005)

Biosketch, Academic, and Research Activities 

Dr. Sheikhattari is a tenured Associate Professor at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy and a faculty fellow with the Prevention Sciences Research Center. Dr. Sheikhattari has served as Co-Principal Investigator for the past five years in a Community Based Participatory Project aimed at reducing health disparities in tobacco use among residents of low-income urban communities. He has several years of experience working with national and international community-based health projects and has collaborated with global organizations such as International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as Iranian public health system and NGOs. Dr. Sheikhattari continued his education at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Post Doctoral Fellow from 2003- 2005. His research areas are: community based participatory research; social network theory; nicotine dependence and substance abuse.

Selected Publications

Rowel, R., Sheikhattari P., Barber T., Evans-Holland, M. (2012) Enhancing risk communication among low-income populations by engaging grassroots organizations. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1): 124-32

Kamangar F., Sheikhattari P., Mohebtash M. (2011). Arch Iran Medicine. 14(3): 192-9

Islami F., Sheikhattari P., Ren J., Kamangar F., (2011). Gastric atrophy and risk of oesophageal cancer and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Oncology. 22(4):754-60

Sheikhattari P., Burke j, O'Keefe A., Bazargan-Hejazi S. (2010). Sustaining relationships between communities and local health systems: two Iranian villages. Journal of International Development. Published online in Wiley InterScience. DOI: 10.1002/jid.1712

Sheikhattari, P., Kamangar F., How can primary health care system and community-based participatory research be complementary? (2010) International Journal of preventive medicine. 1(1): 1-10

Sheikhattari P., Zhu S., Clubb PA., and Wagner FA. (2010). New Insights on Tobacco Smoking among the Underserved and Poor. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 66: 400-405.

Sheikhattari P., Clubb PA., Beharie R., Zhu S., Wang Y., Wagner FA. (2010). Risky Sexual Behavior among Freshman Students at a Historically Black College in the United States of America. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 66: 1537-1544.

Rowel, R., Sheikhattari P., Barber T., Evans-Holland, M.A. (2009) Guide to Enhance Grassroots Risk Communication among Low-Income Populations. Product ID# XC2L582J Available at: http://www.ces4health.info/find-products/search-results.aspx

Sheikhattari P; Stephenson R; Assassi N; Zamani G; and Eftekhar M (2006). Child Maltreatment among Middle School Children in the Kurdistan Province, Iran International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect. 30: 231-245.

Sheikhattari P.
, Stephenson R, Assassi N, Zamani G, Eftekhar M., (2006). Child Maltreatment Among Middle School Children in the Kurdistan Province, Iran International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect. 30: 231-245