Mohsen Bazargan, Ph.D.
Program Director, AXIS (Accelerating Excellence in Translational Science)
Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine
Director of Biometry & Survey Unit (RCMI)
President, Academic Senate
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science.
Dr. Bazargan is a Sociologist/Gerontologist with extensive training in the field of Research Methodology and Statistics. He earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and also holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Sociology and Demography from SUNY at Buffalo and University of Tehran, respectively. Dr. Bazargan's research activities have been concentrated on health related issues among underserved minority population. He has published extensively on the health issues of elderly African American persons.
Dr. Bazargan has conducted several large population-based surveys of health care utilization and health related issues among underserved minority. In a comprehensive study of health care and medication use among minority elderly, he conducted a large population based study that surveyed over 2,500 elderly African American persons. This study examined health status, mental health (depression, anxiety, sleeping disorder, perceived memory function, cognitive deficit, and psychological well-being), lifestyle and eating habits, smoking behaviors, attitude toward health and illness, health care utilization (prescription and over-the-counter medication use, physician visits, hospitalization, and emergency room utilization), and social support and social networks. Resulting form this has been several peer received published manuscripts in journals such as Journal of Gerontology, the Gerontologist, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Journal of Aging and Health, Journal of Educational Gerontology, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, and Journal of Black Psychologist.
Dr. Bazargan is currently the Program Director of AXIS (Accelerating Excellence in Translational Science) a translational research program funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of Healthy Communities Access Demonstration Program (HCAP) funded by Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA). In addition, he is co-investigator in four projects funded by NIH an HRSA. In addition, he is providing methodological and technical support and project evaluation services to several other investigators that are involved in research with intervention and evaluation components.
Dr. Bazargan received his B.S. degree in Sociology/Demography from the University of Tehran and a M.S. degree in Sociology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology (Gerontology, Research Methodology, and Statistics) from SUNY at Buffalo.
Dr. Bazargan's major interests include health related issues among underserved minority populations.
- Bazargan, M., K. Norris, L. Akhanjee, S.H. Bazargan, J. Caldero?n, & R.S. Baker (2005). Alternative Health Care Use among Underserved Hispanic and African Americans. Ethnicity & Diseases. (In Press).
- Bazargan, M., S.H. Bazargan, & R.S. Baker. (2005). Treatment of Self-Reported Depression among Hispanics and African Americans. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. (In Press).
- Ogunyemi, D., M. Bazargan, K. Norris, S. Jones-Quaidoo, K. Wolf, R. Edelstein, R.S. Baker, D. Calmes, & E. Davidson, Jr. (2005). The development of a mandatory medical thesis in an urban medical school. Teaching and Learning in Medicine (In Press).
- Bazargan, S.H., E.G. Bing, M. Bazargan, C.E. Der-Martirosian, J. Bernstein, & E. Bernstein.(2005). Evaluation of a Brief Intervention in an Inner-city Emergency Department. Annual of Emergency Medicine. (In Press).
- Baker, R.S., M. Bazargan, & S.H. Bazargan. (2005) Vision Care among Underserved Hispanic and African-Americans. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. (In Press).
- Bazargan, S.H., M. Bazargan, E. Hardin, & E.G. Bing. (2005). Alcohol and Adherence to Prescribed Therapy among Underserved Latino & African American Patients Using ER Services. Ethnicity & Diseases (In Press).
- Hsia, H.S., M. Bazargan, & M.B. Davidson. (2004). Effect of Pancreas Tonic (an Ayurvedic Herbal Supplement) in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Metabolism. 53(9): 1166-1173.
- Vojdani, A., M. Bazargan, E. Vojdani, J. Samadi, A. Nourian, N. Eghbalieh, & E.L. Cooper. (2004). Heat shock protein and gliadin peptide promote development of peptidase antibodies in children with autism and patients with autoimmune disease. Clinical & Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. 11(3):515-24.
- Davidson, M.B., S. Dulan, P.Duran, & M. Bazargan. (2004). Indirect Support for the Use of Supplemental Insulin in Hospitalized Insulin-Requiring Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Care. 11(3):515-24.
- Bazargan, M., S.H. Bazargan, M. Farooq, & R.S. Baker. (2004). Correlates of Cervical Cancer Screening among Underserved Hispanic and African-American Women. Preventive Medicine. 39(3):465-473.
- Bazargan, S.H., D. Sherkat, & M. Bazargan. (2004). Religion and Alcohol Use among African American and Hispanic Inner City Emergency Care Patients. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 43(3): 419-428.
- Yan, A., A. Mekikian, M. Bazargan, & G. Chandramohan. (2004). Adequacy of Urinary Tract Infection Management among Minority Underserved Children. Pediatric Nephrology. 19(12):1375-8.
- Anidi, I., M. Bazargan, & F.W. James. (2003). Knowledge and Management of Diarrhea among Underserved Minority Parents/Caregivers. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2(3): 201-6.
- Bazargan, M., K.H. Johnson, & J.A. Stein. (2003). Emergency Department Utilization between Hispanic and African American Underserved Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Ethnicity & Disease, 13(summer):369-75.
- Hamilton, J.L., F.W. James, & M. Bazargan. (2003). Provider Practice, Overweight and Associated Risk Variables among Children from a Multi-Ethnic Underserved Community. Journal of National Medical Association, 95(6):441-8.
- Bazargan, M., R.S. Baker, S.H. Bazargan, & B.A. Husaini. (2003). Mammography Screening and Breast Self-Examination among Minority Women in Public Housing Projects: The Impact of Physician Recommendation. Cellular & Molecular Biology. 49(8):1213-1218.
Assistant Editor: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society