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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


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

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

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Journal Articles

Li SA, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Guyatt G, Talwar G, Wang Q, Zhu Y, Hozo I, Djulbegovic B. "A few panel members dominated guideline development meeting disucssions: A social network analysis." Journal of clinical epidemiology.. 2021 Sep 20; Epub 2021 Sep 20.

Yousefi Nooraie R, Shelton RC, Fiscella K, Kwan BM, McMahon JM. "The pragmatic, rapid, and iterative dissemination and implementation (PRIDI) cycle: adapting to the dynamic nature of public health emergencies (and beyond)." Health research policy and systems. 2021 Aug 4; 19(1):110. Epub 2021 Aug 04.

D'Silva C, Thompson B, Fierheller D, Martel S, Yousefi Nooraie R, Zenlea I. "Consider the context: An analysis of personal social networks of caregivers of children participating in a paediatric weight management program." . 2021 Apr 17; :e12456. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

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 2017