Racial/ethnic health disparities and global health; impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans
Role of biomarkers, such as fatty acids, in the pathophysiology and prevention of heart disease.
Research on the economic, environmental, and public health impacts of energy development and fossil fuel use.
Quality of care received by the elderly, statistical modeling and causal inference
Clinical decision making support, multi-criteria decision making methods, particularly the Analytic Hierarchy Process, shared decision making, risk communication and decision outcomes, translation of clinical evidence into practice.
Program evaluation methods including integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and on maternal child related health outcomes.
Development of interventions that will help individuals avoid excessive weight gain.
Community engaged education for health professionals, health systems especially the interaction of health care delivery and public health, hospital community benefits and community health improvement planning
Early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment
Utilization and costs of nursing home residents; Organization and management of nursing homes; Veterans Health Administration Geriatrics and Extended Care Data and Analyses Center; Evaluation of implemented programs; Big Data systems and infrastructure for efficient analyses of health care utilization and costs.
Defining the impact of environmental chemicals on immunity and immune-mediated diseases and as a mechanism for susceptibility to other disease outcomes, such as neurobehavioral disorders.
Outcomes assessment and quality report cards; nursing home policies and impacts on quality; and the quality of healthcare for persons with mental illness
HIV transmission and sexual network characteristics, prevention intervention to improve HIV care cascade (HIV testing, linkage-to-care, initiation/retention of antiretroviral therapy) among high-risk population, such as men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and people who inject drugs.
Environmental Medicine and Medical Ecology; Public Health implications of endocrine disrupting compounds, social determinants of academic success, and program evaluation
Smoking Cessation in special populations, Technology/Web Assisted Risk Behavior Intervention and Dissemination of effective interventions to physician practices
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.
Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise
Examining associations between air pollution and cardiopulmonary and pregnancy outcomes, validating biomarkers that may explain associations and developing spatial-temporal models of air pollution to enable field studies of these biomarkers and clinical outcomes associated with residential air pollution exposures.
Physical and mental health in later life, mechanisms of vulnerability and resilience, population health determinants, issues in measurement and estimation, complex systems analysis.
Outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.
Defining influences of environmental exposures, in particular toxic metals, on cognitive outcomes in children and adults.
The decision behavior of health care providers and patients, the consequent health outcomes, and the influence of social and organizational systems on such behavior and outcomes.