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Zahra Saboori

Zahra Saboori

Lecturer, Behavioral and Community Health

Under the direction of the Founding Dean of the UMD School of Public Health, Dr. Robert S. Gold, Dr. Z has assisted with the design and implementation of both undergraduate and graduate foundational courses at the SPH (SPHL100, SPHL600). Her dissertation focused on a multi-method examination of the current practices and promises of community health workers managing intimate partner violence. She enjoys teaching courses at the SPH and is working on publications on her post-dissertation research projects.

Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Intimate Partner Violence; Community Health Worker Programs; Rural Health; Community-Based Participatory Research

PhD Behavioral and Community Health 2021, University of Maryland College Park

MPH Community Oriented Primary Care 2015, The George Washington University

BS Community Health 2010, University of Maryland College Park

HLTH230: Introduction to Health Behavior

HLTH285: Controlling Stress and Tension

HLTH302: Methods of Community Health Assessment

HLTH625: Community Assessment Through Qualitative Methods

HLTH780: Introduction to Community Health

2021 UMD School of Public Health Graduate Dean's Scholar Award

2021 Graduate School Fellowship Award

2020 Whiley Lee Dissertation Fellowship Award

2018 Department of Behavioral and Community Health Passing With Honors (Perfect Scores) on Qualifying Exams Award

2017 Graduate Research Appreciation Day, First Place

2017 Public Health Research Day, Honorable Mention

2015 GWU Graduate Distinguished Scholar Award

2010 UMD School of Public Health Undergraduate Dean's Scholar Award

Saboori Z, Gold RS, Green KM, Wang MQ. Community Health Worker Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Readiness to Manage Intimate Partner Violence. J Community Health. 2021 Jul 9:1–11. doi: 10.1007/s10900-021-01012-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34244918; PMCID: PMC8269983.

Howard, D., Debnam, K. J., Jones, C., Saboori, Z., Aiken, N., & O’Brien, S. (2020). Religiosity and adolescent females’ characterizations of healthy dating dynamics. Children and Teenagers, 3(2), e11.

Lankarani, K.B., Joulaei, H., Khankesh, H.R., Zarei, N., H., Fararouei, M., Saboori, Z. (2016). Health Equity as a Challenging Goal for Policymakers: A Systematic Review. Global Journal of Health Science, 09. https:// doi:10.5539/gjhs.v9n2p144