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Shahrzad Rahimi-Naghani


Doctoral Student

Shahrzad Rahimi-Naghani is a Public Health researcher with a midwifery background who focuses on malaria and sexual and reproductive health with 11 years of extensive experience in the field of health and education. This includes midwifery, professional human health and social work activities as well as public and international health and tropical medicine (HIV, sexual diseases, domestic violence). Shahrzad is a Chartered professional member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Iranian Midwifery Association, and Iranian Medical Organization.

She graduated from Charité Universitätmedizin Berlin with a master's degree in International Health. During her studies at Charité, she focused on tropical medicine. Her findings utilized by a cross sectional study involving sexual and reproductive health. As of now, Shahrzad is a Dr. sc. Hum student at the Institute of Global Health. Her dissertation is concerned with malaria elimination in Iran.


Since 2017 PhD Student Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2012 MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine Charité, Berlin, Germany
2006 Midwifery Tabriz Medical University, Iran


Shahrzad Rahimi-Naghani, Effat Merghati-Khoei, et al.; Sexual and Reproductive Health Knowledge among Men and Women Aged 15-49 Years in Metropolitan Tehran; Journal of Sex Research

Mahnaz Motamedi, Effat Merghati-Khoei, Mohammad Shahbazi, Shahrzad Rahimi-Naghani, Mehrdad Salehi, Mehrdad Karimi, Ahmad Hajebi, Farideh Khalajabadi Farahani ; Paradoxical Attitudes toward Premarital Dating and Sexual Encounters in Tehran, Iran: A cross-sectional study; Reproductive Health Journal

Mahnaz Motamedi, Mohammad Shahbazi, Shahrzad Rahimi-Nagani, Safieh Shah, Mehrdad Salehi, Ahmad Hajebi, Ali Montzeri, Effat Merghati-Khoei; Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Sexual and Reproductive Health Illustrativ Questionnair; Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

Poster Presentations 

Shahrzad Rahimi-Naghani, Mahnaz Motamedi; What they think and what they know: attitudes and awareness towards sexual reproductive health in contemporary Tehran (March 2014-May 2015); MSF Sientific Day, South Asia, 28 May 2016