Dr. Farin Kamangar

Title: 
Associate Dean and Professor
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 200
Phone: 
(443) 885-4788
Email: 
Farin.Kamangar@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
M.H.S. Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
M.P.H. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2000
M.D. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 1996

Education:

Ph.D. Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
M.H.S. Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
M.P.H. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2000
M.D. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 1996

Research Interests:

Epidemiology of chronic diseases, with an emphasis on epidemiology of esophageal and gastric cancers. Other areas of interest are carcinogenicity of opium, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and hot beverages, as well as effects of opium use on cardiovascular diseases and other chronic conditions.

Dr. Kamangar has served as the PI or Co-PI of several epidemiologic studies, including the Golestan Cohort Study, a large cohort study of over 50,000 individuals in northern Iran. He is also the PI of a major NIH-funded grant, the ASCEND Training Model to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce.

Selected Publications (Total: 185, Google Scholar h-Index 54, citations: 13,200):

  • Kamangar F, Shakeri R, Malekzadeh R, Islami F. Opium use: A risk factor for multiple cancers? Lancet Oncology 2014, 15: e69 - e77.
  • Shakeri R, Malekzadeh R, Etemadi A, Nasrollahzadeh D, Aghcheli K, Sotoudeh M, Islami F, Pourshams A, Pawlita M, Boffetta P, Dawsey SM, Abnet CC, Kamangar F. Opium; an emerging risk factor for gastric adenocarcinoma. International Journal of Cancer 2013, 133: 455 - 461.
  • Khademi H, Malekzadeh R, Pourshams A, Jafari E, Salahi R, Semnani S, Abaie B, Islami F, Nasseri-Moghaddam S, Byrnes G, Abnet CC, Dawsey SM, Ponder BA, Day NE, Pharoah PD, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Kamangar F. Opium use and mortality in the Golestan Cohort Study: A prospective study of 50,000 adults. BMJ 2012, 344: e2502.
  • Kamangar F, Schantz MM, Abnet CC, Fagundes RB, Dawsey SM. High levels of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in maté drinks. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 2008, 17: 1262 - 1268.
  • Kamangar F, Dores GM, Anderson WF. Patterns of cancer, incidence, mortality, and prevalence across five continents: defining priorities to reduce cancer disparities in different geographic regions of the world. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2006, 24: 2137 - 2150.