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School of Community Health & Policy

Payam Sheikhatari

Dr. Payam Sheikhatari

Director of Prevention Sciences Research Center & Professor, School of Community Health & Policy

Office: Portage 102
Phone: 443-885-3639


Post-Doctoral Fellow in Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2003-2005

Master of Public Health (MPH), Tehran School of Public Health, 2001-2003

Medical Diploma (MD), Uromia School of Medicine, 1989-1996

Dr. Payam Sheikhattari is a tenured professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, School of Community Health and Policy (SCHP) and the Director of the Prevention Sciences Research Center (PSRC). Since 2005, he has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI of the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded research projects. Dr. Sheikhattari obtained his MD and MPH from Uromia and Tehran Universities in Iran, and has over two decades of experience working with national and international community-based health projects. He received further training as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2003-2005. His research areas are community-based participatory research, nicotine dependence, and biomedical research.

Refereed Journal Articles

O'Keefe AM, Bustad K, Apata J, Sheikhattari P, Abrams NR, Mahmud A. What Differentiates Underserved Smokers Who Successfully Quit From Those Who Do Not. J Community Health. 2018 Jul 16. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-0551-8.

Campollo, O., Sheikhattari, P., Alvarez, C., Toro-Guerrero, J., Avila, H. S., & Wagner, F. A. (2018). Factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use among youth living in West Central Mexico. World journal of psychiatry, 8(1), 33.

Petteway, R. J., Sheikhattari, P., & Wagner, F. (2018). Toward an Intergenerational Model for Tobacco-Focused CBPR: Integrating Youth Perspectives via Photovoice. Health promotion practice, 1524839918759526.

Campollo, O., Sheikhattari, P., Alvarez, C., Toro, J., Sanchez, H., Wagner, F. (2018). Factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use among youth living in West central Mexico. World Journal of Psychiatry.

Kamangar, F., Silver, G., Hohmann, C., Hughes-Darden, C., Turner-Musa, J., Haines, R. T., & Sheikhattari, P. (2017, December). An entrepreneurial training model to enhance undergraduate training in biomedical research. In BMC Proceedings (Vol. 11, No. 12, p. 18). BioMed Central.

Estreet, A., Apata, J., Kamangar, F., Schutzman, C., Buccheri, J., O'Keefe, A.M., Wagner, F., Sheikhattari, P. (2017). Improving Participants' Retention in a Smoking Cessation Intervention Using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 8(1), 106.

Sheikhattari, P., Apata, J., Kamangar, F., Schutzman, C., O'Keefe, A., Buccheri, J., & Wagner, F. A. (2016). Examining Smoking Cessation in a Community-Based Versus Clinic-Based Intervention Using Community-Based Participatory Research. Journal of community health, 41(6), 1146-1152.

Wagner, F. A., Sheikhattari, P., Buccheri, M. J., Gunning, M. M., Bleich, M. L., & Schutzman, M. C. (2016). A community-based participatory research on smoking cessation intervention for urban communities. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 27(1), 35-50.

Johnson, C., Sheikhattari, P., Lao, L., Bronner, Y., & Wagner, F. (2014). Implementation and Feasibility of an Auricular Acupuncture Intervention for Smoking Cessation in a Residential Spiritual Recovery Program: A Pilot Study. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 8(3), 2.

Sheikhattari, P., Burke, J. G., O'Keefe, A. M., & Bazarganā€Hejazi, S. (2012). Sustaining relationships between communities and local health systems: two Iranian villages. Journal of International Development, 24(4), 433-447.

Rowel, R., Sheikhattari, P., Barber, T. M., & Evans-Holland, M. (2012). Introduction of a guide to enhance risk communication among low-income and minority populations: a grassroots community engagement approach. Health promotion practice, 13(1), 124-132.

Kamangar, F., Sheikhattari, P., Mohebtash, M. (2011). Helicobacter pylori and its effect on human health and disease. Arch Iran Med, 14, 192-199

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

Islami, F., Sheikhattari, P., Ren, J. S., & Kamangar, F. (2010). Gastric atrophy and risk of oesophageal cancer and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma-a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of oncology, 22(4), 754-760.

Sheikhattari, P., Stephenson, R., Assasi, N., Eftekhar, H., Zamani, Q., Maleki, B., & Kiabayan, H. (2006). Child maltreatment among school children in the Kurdistan Province, Iran. Child abuse & neglect, 30(3), 231-245.