Shahrzad Bazargan

Contact Information

Office Phone Number: 323-357-3464

Mailing Address:

1731 East 120 ST
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Office Address:

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059


Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, PhD. She is a Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles, California with a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA. As a Medical sociologist and health services researcher she has been the lead investigator and co-investigator in several projects related to the social aspects of disease and illness; youth empowerment health advocacy projects; family and community violence prevention programs for teens and adolescents; and health services utilization improvement for Head Start families, and underserved minorities, particularly those affected by depression, injury, violence, and alcohol problems. Editorial Board Activities: --Associate Editor: Journal of Injury and Violence Research --Section Editor: BioMed Research International: Emergency Medicine --Section Editor: BioMed Research International: Public Health --Academic Editor: Medicine --Editorial Board of Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health


A selected list of publications:

Karim Hosein, Schwebel David C, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Mohammadi Reza, Choubsaz Mansour, Heidari Zadie Zahra, Ahmadi Alireza   What factors play a role in preventing self-immolation? Results from a case-control study in Iran Journal of injury & violence research, 2015; 7(2): 59-63.
Karim Hosein, Mohammadi Mehdi, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ahmadi Alireza   Removing the Economic Burden of Road Traffic Injuries from Patients: A Successful Model Journal of injury & violence research, 2015; .
Ahmadi Alireza, Mohammadi Reza, Almasi Afshin, Amini-Saman Javad, Sadeghi-Bazargani Homayoun, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Svanström Leif   A case-control study of psychosocial risk and protective factors of self-immolation in Iran Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries, 2015; 41(2): 386-93.
Nagrampa Dustin, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Neelakanta Gundappa, Mojtahedzadeh Mona, Law Adrienne, Miller Margaret   A survey of anesthesiologists' role, trust in anesthesiologists, and knowledge and fears about anesthesia among predominantly Hispanic patients from an inner-city county preoperative anesthesia clinic Journal of clinical anesthesia, 2015; 27(2): 97-104.
Malakouti Seyed Kazem, Nojomi Marzieh, Poshtmashadi Marjan, Hakim Shooshtari Mitra, Mansouri Moghadam Fariba, Rahimi-Movaghar Afarin, Afghah Susan, Bolhari Jafar, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Integrating a suicide prevention program into the primary health care network: a field trial study in Iran BioMed research international, 2015; 2015(2): 193729.
Ghoreishi Abolfazl, Kabootvand Soleiman, Zangani Ebrahim, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ahmadi Alireza, Khazaie Habibolah   Prevalence and attributes of criminality in patients with schizophrenia Journal of injury & violence research, 2015; 7(1): 7-12.
Ahmadi Alireza, Schwebel David C, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Taliee Kobra, Karim Hosein, Mohammadi Reza   Self-immolation and its adverse life-events risk factors: results from an Iranian population Journal of injury & violence research, 2015; 7(1): 13-8.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Kim Eunjin, Lin Johnny, Ahmadi Alireza, Khamesi Mojdeh T, Teruya Stacey   Risk factors associated with different types of intimate partner violence (IPV): an emergency department study The Journal of emergency medicine, 2014; 47(6): 710-20.
Teruya Stacey Alan, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Social Media and Mentoring in Biomedical Research Faculty Development The journal of faculty development, 2014; 28(3): 13-22.
Soori Hamid, Ainy Elaheh, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Opportunities, threats and barriers to enacting mandatory child car restraint laws in Iran International journal of injury control and safety promotion, 2014; 47(6): 1-6.
Hesami Mohammad Ali, Alipour Hamid, Nikoupour Daylami Hamed, Alipour Bijan, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ahmadi Alireza   Irrigation of abdomen with imipenem solution decreases surgical site infections in patients with perforated appendicitis: a randomized clinical trial Iranian Red Crescent medical journal, 2014; 16(4): e12732.
Castellon Yelba M, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Masatsugu Miles, Contreras Roberto   The impact of patient assistance programs and the 340B drug pricing program on medication cost The American journal of managed care, 2014; 20(2): 146-50.
Teruya Stacey A, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Mojtahedzadeh Mona, Doshi Megha, Russell Katherine, Parker-Kelly Darlene, Friedman Theodore C   A Review of Programs, Components and Outcomes in Biomedical Research Faculty Development International journal of university teaching and faculty development, 2013; 4(4): 223-236.
Teruya Stacey A, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   The Immigrant and Hispanic Paradoxes: A Systematic Review of Their Predictions and Effects Hispanic journal of behavioral sciences, 2013; 35(4): 486-509.
Madadi Firooz, Yazdanshenas Hamed, Madadi Firoozeh, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Double acetabular wall--a misleading point for hip arthroplasty: an anatomical, radiological, clinical study International orthopaedics, 2013; 37(6): 1007-11.
Ravari Ali, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ebadi Abbas, Mirzaei Tayebeh, Oshvandi Khodayar   Work values and job satisfaction: A qualitative study of Iranian nurses Nursing ethics, 2013; 20(4): 448-58.
Machinani Suman, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Hsia Stanley H   Psychological insulin resistance among low-income, U.S. racial minority patients with type 2 diabetes Primary care diabetes, 2013; 7(1): 51-5.
Korcha Rachael A, Cherpitel Cheryl J, Ye Yu, Bond Jason, Andreuccetti Gabriel, Borges Guilherme, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Alcohol use and injury severity among emergency department patients in six countries Journal of addictions nursing, 2013; 24(3): 158-65.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Zamani-Alavijeh Fereshteh, Hindman David, Mohamadi Esa, Bazargan Mohsen   How do motorcyclists manage mental tensions of risky riding? BMC public health, 2013; 13(2): 865.
Lagbas Clint, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Shaheen Magda, Kermah Dulcie, Pan Deyu   Traumatic brain injury related hospitalization and mortality in California BioMed research international, 2013; 2013(3): 143092.
Ahmadnezhad Elham, Sepehrvand Nariman, Jahani Farshid Fayyaz, Hatami Sanaz, Kargar Catauon, Mirmohammadkhani Majid, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Evaluation and cost analysis of national health policy of thalassaemia screening in west-azerbaijan province of iran International journal of preventive medicine, 2012; 3(10): 687-92.
Sabzi Feridoun, Niazi Mojtaba, Zokaei Abdol Hamid, Sahebjamee Farzad, Bazargan Hejazi Shahrzad, Ahmadi Alireza   Ventricular septal necrosis after blunt chest trauma Journal of injury & violence research, 2012; 4(2): 98-100.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Gaines Tommi, Bazargan Mohsen, Seddighzadeh Bobak, Ahmadi Alireza   Alcohol misuse and multiple sexual partners The western journal of emergency medicine, 2012; 13(2): 151-9.
Hosseinzadeh Hassan, Hossain Syeda Zakia, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Perceived stigma and social risk of HIV testing and disclosure among Iranian-Australians living in the Sydney metropolitan area Sexual health, 2012; 9(2): 171-7.
Otoukesh Salman, Mojtahedzadeh Mona, Sherzai Dean, Behazin Arash, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Bazargan Mohsen   A retrospective study of demographic parameters and major health referrals among Afghan refugees in Iran International journal for equity in health, 2012; 11(1): 82.
Parnia Rafi, Ghorbani Ladan, Sepehrvand Nariman, Hatami Sanaz, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Determining anatomical position of the umbilicus in Iranian girls, and providing quantitative indices and formula to determine neo-umbilicus during abdominoplasty Indian journal of plastic surgery : official publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, 2012; 45(1): 94-6.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Medeiros Sarah, Mohammadi Reza, Lin Johnny, Dalal Koustuv   Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence: a study of female victims in Malawi Journal of injury & violence research, 2012; 5(1): .
Zamani-Alavijeh Fereshteh, Bazargan M, Shafiei A, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   The frequency and predictors of helmet use among Iranian motorcyclists: A quantitative and qualitative study Accident; analysis and prevention, 2011; 43(4): 1562-9.
Bashiri Homayoon, Keshavarz Aliasghar, Madani Hamid, Hooshmandi Ahmadreza, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ahmadi Alireza   Celiac disease in type-I diabetes mellitus: coexisting phenomenon Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2011; 16 Suppl 1(4): S401-6.
Kalantar-Hormozi Abdoljalil, Fadaee-Naeeni Alireza, Solaimanpour Siavash, Mozaffari Naser, Yazdanshenas Hamed, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Can Elimination of Epinephrine in Rhinoplasty Reduce the Side Effects: Introduction of a New Technique Aesthetic plastic surgery, 2011; .
Kajbafzadeh Abdol-Mohammad, Ahmadi Hamed, Montaser-Kouhsari Laleh, Sharifi-Rad Lida, Nejat Farideh, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Intravesical electromotive botulinum toxin type A administration--part II: Clinical application Urology, 2011; 77(2): 439-45.
Tataw David, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, James Frederick W   Actualizing a provider alliance to expand health services access to a low-income urban community Social work in public health, 2011; 26(7): 651-71.
Sepehrvand Nariman, Pakdel Firouz Ghaderi, Rahimi-Rad Mohammad Hosein, Moosavi-Toomatari Babak, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Practice guidelines and clinical risk assessment models: is it time to reform? BMC medical informatics and decision making, 2011; 11(1): 63.
Ahmadi Alireza, Fakheri Taravat, Amini-Saman Javad, Amanollahi Omid, Mordi Mahmoudreza, Nasrabadi Maryam Almasi, Gholipour Yousef, Dehghani Reza, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Traumatic injuries in pregnant women: a case of motor vehicle accident for "Ground Round" discussion Journal of injury & violence research, 2011; 3(1): 55-9.
Ahmadi Hamed, Montaser-Kouhsari Laleh, Nowroozi Mohammad R, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Male Infertility and Depression: A Neglected Problem in the Middle East The journal of sexual medicine, 2010; 77(2): .
Chavira Cynthia, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Lin Johnny, Del Pino Homero E, Bazargan Mohsen   Type of Alcohol Drink and Exposure to Violence: An Emergency Department Study Journal of community health, 2010; 77(2): .
Ahmadi Hamed, Allameh Farzad, Baradaran Nima, Montaser-Kouhsari Laleh, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Salem Sepehr, Mehrsai Abdolrasoul, Pourmand Gholamreza   Circulating Sex Hormones Play No Role in the Association between Sexual Activity and the Risk of Prostate Cancer The journal of sexual medicine, 2010; 77(2): .
Tataw David B, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Impact of the health services utilization and improvement model (HUIM) on self efficacy and satisfaction among a head start population Journal of health and human services administration, 2010; 33(2): 228-56.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ani Chizobam, Gaines Tommie, Ahmadi Alireza, Bazargan Mohsen   Alcohol misuse and depression symptoms among males and females Archives of Iranian medicine, 2010; 13(4): 324-32.
Moradi Mahmoudreza, Moradi Asaad, Alemi Mohsen, Ahmadnia Hassan, Abdi Hossein, Ahmadi Alireza, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Safety and efficacy of clomiphene citrate and L-carnitine in idiopathic male infertility: a comparative study Urology journal, 2010; 7(3): 188-93.
Bazargan Mohsen, Stein Judith A, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Hindman David W   Using the information-motivation behavioral model to predict sexual behavior among underserved minority youth The Journal of school health, 2010; 80(6): 287-95.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Alvarez Griselda, Teklehaimanot Senait, Nikakhtar Nehzat, Bazargan Mohsen   Prevalence of depression symptoms among adolescents aged 12-17 years in California and the role of overweight as a risk factor Ethnicity & disease, 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1): S1-107-15.
Ahmadi Alireza, Mohammadi Reza, Schwebel David C, Yeganeh Naser, Hassanzadeh Mehdi, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Psychiatric disorders (Axis I and Axis II) and self-immolation: a case-control study from Iran Journal of forensic sciences, 2010; 55(2): 447-50.
Keshavarz Ali Asghar, Bashiri Homayoon, Ahmadi Alireza, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   The Prevalence of Occult Celiac Disease among Patients with Functional Dyspepsia: A Study from the Western Region of Iran Gastroenterology research and practice, 2010; 2010(1 Suppl 1): 170702.
Bazargan Mohsen, Ani Chizobam, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Baker Richard S, Bastani Roshan   Colorectal cancer screening among underserved minority population: discrepancy between physicians' recommended, scheduled, and completed tests Patient education and counseling, 2009; 76(2): 240-7.
Bazargan Mohsen, Makar Marian, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ani Chizobam, Wolf Kenneth E   Preventive, lifestyle, and personal health behaviors among physicians Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2009; 33(4): 289-95.
Ahmadi Alireza, Mohammadi Reza, Schwebel David C, Yeganeh Naser, Soroush Ali, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Familial risk factors for self-immolation: a case-control study Journal of women's health (2002), 2009; 18(7): 1025-31.
Shah Ameet Arvind, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Lindstrom Richard W, Wolf Kenneth E   Prevalence of at-risk drinking among a national sample of medical students Substance abuse : official publication of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, 2009; 30(2): 141-9.
Frausto Kenneth A, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Who is Ready to Change Illicit Drug Use Behavior: An Emergency Department Study Substance abuse : research and treatment, 2009; 3(3): 53-60.
Desylvia Dawn, Stuber Margaret, Fung Cha Chi, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Cooper Edwin   The Knowledge, Attitudes and Usage of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of Medical Students Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2008; 30(2): .
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Bazargan Mohsen, Gaines Tommie, Jemanez Michael   Alcohol misuse and report of recent depressive symptoms among ED patients The American journal of emergency medicine, 2008; 26(5): 537-44.
Bazargan Mohsen, Ani Chizobam O, Hindman David W, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Baker Richard S, Bell Douglas, Rodriquez Michael   Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine utilization in depressed, underserved african american and Hispanic patients in primary care settings Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 2008; 14(5): 537-44.
Antelo Fernando, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Ani Chizobam, Bazargan Mohsen   Correlates of readiness to change problem drinking among a sample of problem drinkers receiving care from an inner-city emergency department Ethnicity & disease, 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2): S2-93-8.
Ani Chizobam, Bazargan Mohsen, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Andersen Ronald M, Hindman David W, Baker Richard S   Correlates of self-diagnosis of chronic medical and mental health conditions in under-served African American and Latino populations Ethnicity & disease, 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2): S2-105-11.
Bernstein Edward, Bernstein Judith, Feldman James, Fernandez William, Hagan Melissa, Mitchell Patricia, Safi Clara, Woolard Robert, Mello Mike, Baird Janette, Lee Christina, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Broderick Kerry, Laperrier Kathryn A, Kellermann Arthur, Wald Marlena M, Taylor Robert E, Walton Kim, Grant-Ervin Michelle, Rollinson Denise, Edwards David, Chan Theodore, Davis Dan, Buchanan Marshall Jean, Aseltine Robert, James Amy, Schilling Elizabeth, Abu-Hasaballah Khamis, Baumann Brigitte M, Boudreaux Edwin D, Maio Ronald F, Cunningham Rebecca M, Murrell Teresa, Doezema David, Anglin Deirdre, Eliassen Adriana, Martin Marcus, Pines Jesse, Buchanan Leslie, Turner James, D'Onofrio Gail, Degutis Linda C, Owens Patricia   An evidence based alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for emergency department (ED) providers improves skills and utilization Substance abuse : official publication of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, 2007; 28(4): 79-92.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Gaines Tommi, Duan Naihua, Cherpitel Cheryl J   Correlates of injury among ED visits: effects of alcohol, risk perception, impulsivity, and sensation seeking behaviors The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2007; 33(1): 101-8.
Bazargan Mohsen, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Baker Richard S   Who is playing doctor? -- The gap between self-perceived versus professionally diagnosed chronic conditions among the underserved minority Preventive medicine, 2007; 41(5-6): 883-6.
Allen Bruce, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Evaluating a tailored intervention to increase screening mammography in an urban area Journal of the National Medical Association, 2005; 97(10): 1350-60.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Bing Eric, Bazargan Mohsen, Der-Martirosian Claudia, Hardin Eugene, Bernstein Judith, Bernstein Edward   Evaluation of a brief intervention in an inner-city emergency department Annals of emergency medicine, 2005; 46(1): 67-76.
Bazargan Mohsen, Norris Keith, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Akhanjee Lutful, Calderon José L, Safvati Shahriar D, Baker Richard S   Alternative healthcare use in the under-served population Ethnicity & disease, 2005; 15(4): 531-9.
Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Bazargan Mohsen, Hardin Eugene, Bing Eric G   Alcohol use and adherence to prescribed therapy among under-served Latino and African-American patients using emergency department services Ethnicity & disease, 2005; 15(2): 267-75.
Bazargan Mohsen, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Baker Richard S   Treatment of self-reported depression among Hispanics and African Americans Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2005; 16(2): 328-44.
Baker Richard S, Bazargan Mohsen, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad, Calderón José L   Access to vision care in an urban low-income multiethnic population Ophthalmic epidemiology, 2005; 12(1): 1-12.
Kunz F Michael, French Michael T, Bazargan-Hejazi Shahrzad   Cost-effectiveness analysis of a brief intervention delivered to problem drinkers presenting at an inner-city hospital emergency department Journal of studies on alcohol, 2004; 65(3): 363-70.