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Babak Moazen

Dr. Sc. Hum student

Babak Moazen has graduated in “Master of Science in International Health” from Heidelberg University. Currently he is pursuing his PhD degree at the Institute of Global Health in Heidelberg University. His PhD project aims at estimating the epidemiology of the major infectious diseases and the relevant risk factors, as well as availability and coverage of interventions controlling infections in prisons of the European Union countries. Health behaviors among the marginalized populations including female sex workers, men who have sex with men, drug users and injectors, and prisoners are his fields of interest in research.

Education

Present Dr. Sc. Hum. student Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
2016 MSc. in International Health University of Heidelberg, Germany
2009 Bachelor Degree in Environmental Health Iran University of Medical Sciences, Teheran, Iran
2006 Associate Degree in Environmental Health Shakhrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Publications

Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Babak Moazen, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Marisa Silbernagl, Masoud Lotfizadeh, Rebecca Bosworth, Zahra Alammehrjerdi, Stuart A. Kinner, Andrea Wirtz, Till Bärnighausen, Heino Stöver, Kate Dolan. HIV and HCV risk behaviors among prison inmates: A Global Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 2,359,220 Prisoners. Epidemiologic Reviews (Accepted for publication, Dec 2017).

Babak Moazen, Shayesteh hajizadeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Hamid Reza Setayesh, Minoo Mohraz, Mohammad Mehdi Gouya, Kate Dolan. Determinants of Consistent Condom Use among Iranians Living with HIV/AIDS: Implication for Prevention. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction. (In press). doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.63237.

Shirin Djalalinia, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Saeid Shahraz, Mohsen Naghavi, Christopher JL Murray, Theo Vos, Ali H Mokhdad, Kris Krohn, Goodarz Danaei, Ashkan Afshin, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Niloofar Peykari, Nazila Rezaei, Gholamreza Roshandel, Chante Karimkhani, Babak Moazen, Farshad Pourmalek, Ali Reza Esteghamati, Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Marzieh Katibeh, Hamid Ahmadieh, Sare Safi, Mostafa Qorbani, Farhad Islami, Ardeshir Khosravi, Mohammad Sadegh Hasanvand, Mahdi Mahdavi, Aliasghar A Kiadaliri, Maryam S Farvid, Seyed M Karimi, Alireza Mohammadi-Nodooshan, Hamid Asayesh, Reza Assadi, Jagdish Khubchandani, Pouria Heydarpour, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Saeid Safiri, Amir Kasaeian, Bagher Larijani, Reza Malekzadeh, Farshad Farzadfar. Prevalence and years lived with disability of 310 diseases and injuries in Iran and its neighboring countries, 1990-2015: findings from Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2017 July; 20(7), p 392-402.

Roya Noori, Omid Massah, Babak Moazen, Ali Farhoudian, Reza Daneshmand, Sepideh Aryanfard. Women-Only Therapeutic Community Program and Treatment Needs in Iran: The First Study from the Most Populated Persian Gulf Country. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 2017 ;11(2):e9273.

Kate Dolan, Andrea Wirtz, Babak Moazen, Alison Galvani, Martial Ndeffo-mbah, Stuart Kinner, Ryan Courtney, Martin Mckee, Joseph J Amon, Lisa Maher, Margaret Hellard, Fredrick Altice, Chris Beyrer. Global burden of HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis among Prisoners and Detainees. The Lancet. 2016 September; 388 (10049), p 1089-1102.

Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Stewart E. Reid, Amee Schwitters, Lucas Wiessing, Nabila El-Bassel, Kate Dolan, Babak Moazen, Andrea L. Wirtz, Annette Verster, Frederick L. Altice. Prevention of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B & C and Tuberculosis in Prisoners. The Lancet. 2016 September; 388 (10049), p 1115-1126.

Mohammad Shahbazi, Babak Moazen, Farimah Rezaei, Mostafa Shokoohi, Marzieh Farnia, Ghobad Moradi, Kate Dolan. Views of Iranian Prison Staff towards Needle Exchange Program in Prison. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policies. 2016 Mar: 23(2); 113-119. DOI:10.3109/09687637.2016.1149147

Babak Moazen, Mostafa Shokoohi, Atefeh Noori, Steh, Hooman Narenjiha, Parvane Mirabi. Perceived sexual satisfaction among women with drug-dependent husbands in Iran. Journal of Substance Use 2014 Dec; 19(6): 416-420.

Babak Moazen, Farimah Rezaei, Masoud Lotfizadeh, Mohammad Darvishi, Farshad Farzadfar. Mind the Gap in reporting the outdated statistics. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 2014 Oct 2;3(5):295-6. PMID: 25337605

Kate Dolan, Babak Moazen, Atefeh Noori, Shadi Rahimzadeh, Farshad Farzadfar, Fabienne Hariga. People who inject drugs in prison: HIV prevalence, transmission and prevention. International Journal of Drug Policy 2015 Feb;26 Suppl 1:S12-5. PMID: 25727258

Atefeh Noori, Mostafa Shokoohi, Babak Moazen, Ghobad Moradi, Shohreh Naderimagham, Shayesteh Hajizadeh, et al. National and sub-national burden of infectious diseases in Iran, 1990 to 2013: The study protocol. Archives of Iranian Medicine 2014; 17(3): 169-175. PMID: 24621359

Mohammad Darvishi, Atefeh Noori, Shervin Assari, Babak Moazen. Do the rates we report misinform the local programs? Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 2014;30(3):682-683. doi: dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.303.4912. PMID: 24949005

Ali Farhoudian, Mandana Sadeghi, Hamid Reza Khoddami Vishteh, Babak Moazen, Monir Fekri, Afarin Rahimi Movaghar. Component Analysis of Iranian Crack; A Newly Abused Narcotic Substance in Iran. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2014; 13(1): 337-344. PMID: 24734089

Parvaneh Mirabi, Mosayeb Yarmohammadi Vasel, Babak Moazen, Mahmoud Sehat, Majid Rezazadeh, Khodabakhsh Ahmadi. Unprotected Anal Intercourse among Iranian Intra-Venous Drug Users. Frontiers in Public Health 2013 ;1(34). doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2013.00034. PMID: 24350203

Masoud Lotfizadeh, Babak Moazen, Ehsan Habibi, Noor Hassim. Occupational Stress among Male Employees of Esfahan Steel Company, Iran: Prevalence and Associated Factors. International Journal of Preventive Medicine 2013 Jul;4(7):803-8. PMID: 24049599

Khodabakhsh Ahmadi, Majid Rezazade, Mohammad Nafarie, Babak Moazen, Mosaieb Yarmohmmadi Vasel, and Shervin Assari. Unprotected Sex with Injecting Drug Users among Iranian Female Sex Workers: Unhide HIV Risk Study. AIDS Research and Treatment 2012, Article ID 651070, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/651070. PMID: 22506107

Shervin Assari, Maryam Moghani Lankarani, Babak Moazen. Religious Beliefs May Reduce the Negative Effect of Psychiatric Disorders on Age of Onset of Suicidal Ideation among Blacks in the United States. International Journal of Preventive Medicine 2012 May;3(5):358-64. PMID: 22708032

Mohammad Reza Malekahmadi, Babak Moazen, Abolfazl Khoshdel, Fereshteh Rahimzadeh, Maryam Moghani Lankarani, Shervin Assari. Iranian research output in pediatrics: 1975-2007. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences 2011; 16(12): 1605-1611. PMID: 22973370

Contact Information

Bergheimer Str. 20, R. 316,
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 56-35049
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 56-5948
babak.moazen@uni-heidelberg.de

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