I graduated as a General Practitioner (GP) from Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, in 1999. After graduation, I worked at different levels of the public health sector in Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS) in Gorgan, for almost ten years. I, moreover, worked as a teacher for under-graduated students on “Epidemiology of diseases in Iran” at GOUMS for five years. During working in public health sector, I received my master degree in public health (MPH) from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Then, I moved to Germany to study in a master program in International Health concentrated on Health Management (MScIH) in Heidelberg University in 2005 and I graduated one year later.
I started my Ph.D. course at Karolinska Institute (KI) in 2010 and defended my thesis entitled “Reproductive factors with respect to breast cancer risk and breast cancer survival” in 2014.
After graduation, I worked on the comorbidities among patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis disease for more than one year. Later on, I got a post-doctoral position in the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE) at KI in a project involving patients with psoriasis, in relation to safety and effect of new treatments.
Since I believed that our century is directly influenced by the medicines, due to the availability and the diversity of medicines, and based on my background I am interested to investigate the epidemiology behind the drug use, drug safety and the consequences that follow.
Except spending my time on research, I enjoy being around my family, going out with friends and watching movies as well as reading books in different genres.