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Mohsen Bazargan, Ph.D.
Mohsen Bazargan, Ph.D.


Professor and President of Academic Senate, Program Director of Accelerating Excellence in Translational Science, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 761-4722

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Mohsen Bazargan is a Medical Sociologist and 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 master and bachelor degrees in Sociology and Demography from SUNY at Buffalo and the University of Tehran, respectively.

Bazargan’s research is concentrated around the health status and health disparities experienced by racial/ethnic minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged populations. He has published extensively on health issues of elderly African American persons.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Calderon JL, Bazargan M, Sangasubana N, Hays RD, Hardigan P, Baker RS. A comparison of two educational methods on immigrant Latinas breast cancer knowledge and screening behaviors. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug;21(3 Suppl):76-90.

Hatefnia E, Niknami S, Bazargan M, Mahmoodi M, Lamyianm M, Alavi N. Correlates of mammography utilization among working Muslim Iranian women. Health Care Women Int. 2010 Jun;31(6):499-514.

Harandy TF, Ghofranipour F, Montazeri A, Anoosheh M, Bazargan M, Mohammadi E, Ahmadi F, Niknami S. Muslim breast cancer survivor spirituality: coping strategy or health seeking behavior hindrance? Health Care Women Int. 2010 Jan;31(1):88-98.

Bazargan M, Ani C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bastani R. Colorectal cancer screening among underserved minority population: discrepancy between physicians' recommended, scheduled, and completed tests. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Aug;76(2):240-7. Epub 2009 Jan 15.

Bazargan M, Bazargan SH, Calderon JL, Husaini BA, Baker RS. Mammography screening and breast self-examination among minority women in public housing projects: the impact of physician recommendation. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2003 Dec;49(8):1213-8.