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Social Determinants of Health Research Center


Social Determinants of Health is an integrated approach to deal with health problems, improve public health and move toward "healthy society". In this approach, physical and mental health problems and diseases are considered from a social perspective, so these determinants can be used in health planning and policy making. Factors such as nutrition, environment, work environment, poverty, education, housing, water, sex, unemployment, stress, income, social support, education, training and so on are of the most important social determinants of health. Studying each of these factors and understanding the structural relationships between them are among the World Health Organization's focused objectives.



Research Priorities:

Social determinants of health ( poverty, income, social activity, social class, education, health literacy, discrimination, gender, race, ethnicity, language, minority, place of residence, immigration, religion, occupation, stress, addiction, food, access And the use of primary health services, urbanization, marginalization, violence, health care and social and lifestyle support) play a much larger role than biologic factors in human health and well-being.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that most of these factors are not understood and not converted to demand, they have been neglected. The mission of the Social Determinants of Health Research Center is to pay attention to these determinants, so as to contribute to community research by community engagement and the production of the knowledge needed to preserve and promote the general health of the community. In this regard, the Center research priorities are as follows:

  •  Improving the level of health literacy
  •  Social factors associated with non-communicable diseases
  •  Social factors associated with contagious diseases
  •  community health needs assessment
  •  Social factors associated with accidents
  •  Social issues related to mental health
  •  Social issues related to the mental health of children and adolescents
  •  Participation and empowerment of the community in health
  •  Social factors related to quality of life
  •  Justice in health
  •  Social factors associated with death

# Name Specialty Email

Teymour Aghamollaei

PhD in Health Education 


Sedighe Abedini

PhD in Health Education sdabedini@hums.ac.ir

Laleh Hasani

PhD in Health Education lhasani@hums.ac.ir

Zahra Hosseini

PhD in Health Education and Promotion hosseinishirin@ymail.com
5 Sakineh Dadipour    
6 Ali Heirani Health Services Administration


7 Ali Alizadeh PhD in Health Services Management


8 Ali Mousali PhD in Health Services Management mouseli136025@hums.ac.ir
9 Mansour Akhlaghipour

Ebrahim Hasan Nejad


Abdolhossein Madani

PhD in Epidemiology abdolhossein.madani@hums.ac.ir

Amin Ghanbar Nejad

Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics  

Shokrollah Mohseni

14 Nahid Moradi Micribiology (M.Sc.)


15 Faegheh Zarei    
16 Seyyed Hossein Davoodi    
17 Gholamali Javdan Ph.D. in Nutrition


18 Mahdi Zare PhD in Occupational Health mzare56@gmail.com
19 Mahdi Behjati Health (M.Sc.)


20 Fatemeh Amiri