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

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Reza's main line of interest includes the application of a social network analysis lens to inform and promote the process of knowledge translation and program implementation ( He is especially interested in designing network-informed and network-rewiring interventions, and studying networks as the outcome of the implementation. He has applied network analysis in various contexts including co-authorship, information seeking and influential discussions in health care settings, and partnerships among health organizations.

He is also interested in mixed methods studies, and the dialogue between quantitative and qualitative approaches, and how this dialogue can deepen our understanding of social structures and interpersonal relations.



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

Yousefi Nooraie R, Kwan BM, Cohn E, AuYoung M, Clarke Roberts M, Adsul P, Shelton RC. "Advancing health equity through CTSA programs: Opportunities for interaction between health equity, dissemination and implementation, and translational science." Journal of clinical and translational science.. 2020 Jan 28; 4(3):168-175. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Yousefi Nooraie R, Khan S, Gutberg J, Baker GR. "A Network Analysis Perspective to Implementation: The Example of Health Links to Promote Coordinated Care." Evaluation & the health professions.. 2019 Dec 0; 42(4):395-421. Epub 2018 May 02.

Jamshidi E, Eftekhar Ardebili, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Raeisi A, Malekafzali Ardakani, Sadeghi R, Hanafi-Bojd AA, Majdzadeh R. "A social network analysis on immigrants and refugees access to services in the malaria elimination context." Malaria journal.. 2019 Jan 3; 18(1):1. Epub 2019 Jan 03.

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