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Reza Yousefi Nooraie, M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Reza is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester (since Oct 2018), with a dual (Status) appointment at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto.
He investigates the social complexities of dissemination and implementation of innovations in health care settings and communities, and tries to push the conceptual and methodological boundaries of implementation science forward. He is interested in the processes and outcomes of engaging stakeholders in planning and developing implementation strategies. He is the co-Director of Equity-focused Dissemination & Implementation (EQ-DI) Function at University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI), in which he leads capacity-building and training activities to facilitate the bridge between research and practice at University.
He is an expert in studying social networks and relations among individuals and organizations in healthcare settings and communities. He studies the structures and dynamics of patients' support and advice social networks and their impact on health outcomes and communication with healthcare providers.
He is an expert in mixing qualitative and quantitative approaches. He has developed frameworks and published methodological guidelines on mixed methods approaches to network analysis. He is also the Associate Director of the Qualitative and Mixed-methods Research Center (QMMRC) at University of Rochester Medical Center .



Doctor of Medicine | Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

MSc | Canada-McMaster Univ, Hamilton
Health Research Methodology

PhD | Canada-McMaster Univ, Hamilton
Health Research Methodology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/2015 - 09/2018
Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada


KT Canada Conference travel funding ($1000)

2012 - 2015
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2011 - 2012
International Excellence Award
Sponsor: School of graduate studies, McMaster University

2010 - 2011
International Excellence Award
Sponsor: School of graduate studies, McMaster University

Travel and Accommodation Grant for participation in Cochrane colloquium, Melbourne, Australia

Honored Researcher Students' Award
Sponsor: Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Eighth Rank in Iran in General basic sciences examinations of medical students
Location: Iran

15th State Rank in the Nationwide University Entrance Examination (the Konkoor) in the Field of Natural Sciences
Location: Iran

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Journal Articles

Augustine EF, Steele SJ, McIntosh S, Sugarwala L, White RJ, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Zand MS, Ossip DJ. "Utilizing the Un-Meeting Model to Advance Innovative Translational and Team Science". Journal of Clinical Translational Science. 2023; .

Roman G, Samar V, Ossip D, McKee M, Barnett S, Yousefi-Nooraie R. "The Occupational Health and Safety of Sign Language Interpreters Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Preventing chronic disease.. 2022 Jun 9; 19:E30. Epub 2022 Jun 09.

Kehoe L, Sanapala C, DiGiovanni G, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Yilmaz S, Bauer J, Loh KP, Norton S, Duberstein P, Kamen C, Gilmore N, Gudina A, Kleckner A, Mohile S, Epstein RM. "Older adults with advanced cancer are selective in sharing and seeking information with social networks." Patient education and counseling.. 2022 Jun 9; Epub 2022 Jun 09.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Evidence-Based Cardiology Practice
Book Title: Practical Cardiology
Author List: Yousefi Nooraie R, Sadegipour P.
Edited By: Maleki M, Alizadehasl A, Haghjoo M
Published By: Elsevier Health Sciences 2022

Chapter Title: Social network analysis.
Book Title: Handbook on Implementation Science.
Author List: Bunger, A, Yousefi Nooraie, R.
Edited By: P. Nilsen & S. Birken
Published By: Edward Elgar Publishing 2020 in UK

Book Title: Evidence Based Medicine. A Reference Book for Iranian Physicians.
Author List: Soltani A, Ahmadi-Abhari S, Ashtarnakhaei P, Imami S, Enzevaei A, Khorrami A, Sadatsafavi M, Farshi S, Mortaz-Hedjri S, Moayyeri A, Yousefi-Nooraie R (for the Evidence Based Medicine Working Team).
Published By: Tehran University Press 2005 in Tehran, Iran