Researcher

Dr Hossein Akbarialiabad

My Expertise

Dermatology

Space Medicine 

Global Health 

Digital Health 

 

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Dermatology, Digital health

Biography

Dr. Hossein Akbarialiabad, MD MSc, dedicates himself to extreme medicine (space medicine, global health, and polar medicine), merging conventional medical practices with interdisciplinary innovations. He pioneered a mentorship program in his home medical school, expanding its reach to areas like East Africa and deepening insights into holistic healthcare. He's a faculty member at Nuvance Health Global Health Academy, United States, and serves...view more

Dr. Hossein Akbarialiabad, MD MSc, dedicates himself to extreme medicine (space medicine, global health, and polar medicine), merging conventional medical practices with interdisciplinary innovations. He pioneered a mentorship program in his home medical school, expanding its reach to areas like East Africa and deepening insights into holistic healthcare. He's a faculty member at Nuvance Health Global Health Academy, United States, and serves as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at UNSW, Australia. 

His research endeavors in digital medicine, extreme medicine (encompassing global, planetary, polar, and space health), and AI have resulted in diagnostic system patents for tropical diseases, emphasizing his commitment to harmonizing healthcare with technology. His collaborations internationally have been instrumental in academic and industrial research advancements. With contributions to scientific journals, including Nature, Lancet, BMJ, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Akbarialiabad epitomizes academic rigor. Building upon his past volunteer efforts in global health education, he provides online medical courses for students in underserved areas, underscoring his commitment to democratizing knowledge access. 

Valuing time-tested medical standards yet embracing innovation, he consistently pursues fresh perspectives in healthcare. Recognized for his global health contributions, he has received accolades such as global talent recognition from the UK and Australia, all while steering towards enhancing human welfare. He has been a panelist at the latest United Nations Science Summit in New York. He recently won a space medicine award during AsMA 2024, called "ANAHPS-TRISH award" from Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH).


My Research Activities

Akbarialiabad Hossein, Majid Sadigh, Nelson Sewankambo. NIH grant reporting policies: bridging gaps or building walls? The Lancet. 2023 Oct 7;402(10409):1238-9.

 

Akbarialiabad Hossein, Nelson Sewankambo. Centers of Excellence in AI for Global Health Equity: A Strategic Vision for LMICs.  Nature . 2024 Jan;625(7995):450.

 

Akbarialiabad Hossein. For a girl I know about. “Annals of Internal Medicine” by “American College of Physicians” 2023 Aug;176(8):1133-4.

 

Zare, M., Akbarialiabad, H., Parsaei, H. et al. A machine learning-based system for detecting leishmaniasis in microscopic images. BMC Infection Disease 22, 48 (2022).

 

Kumar M, Akbarialiabad H, Kouhanjani MF, et al. Association of Major Disease Outbreaks With Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Scoping Review. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 12, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.3109

 

Azzopardi Peter S,...,Akbarialiabad H,…, Patton George C. The unfinished agenda of communicable diseases among children and adolescents before the COVID-19 pandemic, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 . The Lancet. 2023 Jan 24.

 

Micah AE, Bhangdia K,., Akbarialiabad H , Stutzman H. Global investments in pandemic preparedness and COVID-19: development assistance and domestic spending on health between 1990 and 2026. The Lancet Global Health. 2023 Jan 24. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00007-4.

 

Akbarialiabad, H., Taghrir, M. H., Abdollahi, A., Ghahramani, N., Kumar, M., Paydar, S., ... & Bastani, B. (2021). Long COVID, a comprehensive systematic scoping review. Infection, 1-24.

 

William M Gardner, ...., Hossein Akbarialiabad, Nicholas J Kassebaum. Prevalence, years lived with disability, and trends in anaemia burden by severity and cause, 1990–2021: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. The Lancet Haematology. 2023 Sep 1;10(9):e713-34.

 

Akbarialiabad H, Bastani B, Taghrir MH, Paydar S, Ghahramani N, Kumar M. Threats to Global Mental Health From Unregulated Digital Phenotyping and Neuromarketing: Recommendations for COVID-19 Era and Beyond. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021;12.

 

Tahrir MH, Akbarialiabad H*, Abdollahi A, Ghahramani N, Bastani B, Paydar S, Razani B, Mwangi J, Asadi-Pooya AA, Roozbeh J, Malekmakan L. Inequity and disparities mar existing global research evidence on Long COVID. Global Health Promotion. 2022 Aug 12:17579759221113276. (shared first author)

 

Akbarialiabad H, Shidhaye R, Shidhaye P, Cuijpers P, Weaver MR, Bahrololoom M, Kiburi S, Njuguna IN, Taghrir MH, Kumar M. Impact of major disease outbreaks in the third millennium on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in low and/or middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review protocol. British Medical Journal Open. 2022 Mar1;12(3):e051216.

 

Sepanlou SG, ... Akbarialiabad H,... Naghavi M. GBD Child Mortality in Middle East Collaborators. Neonate, Infant, and Child Mortality in North Africa and Middle East by Cause: An Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Arch Iran Med. 2022 Dec 1;25(12):767-778. doi: 10.34172/aim.2022.122.

 

 Kavousi S*, Akbarialiabad H*, Mehrabani D, Mohamadian A, Ghahramani A, Shirkhoda A, Jalli R.      The predictive association between radiological findings and lung cancer development in patients exposed to sulfur mustard gas: 4 decades follow up of 719 victims. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-8. (shared first author)

 

Kumar M, Osborn TL, Mugo C, Akbarialiabad H, Warfa O, Mbuthia WM, Wambugu C, Ngunu C, Gohar F, Mwaniga S, Njuguna S. A four-component framework toward patient-centered, integrated mental healthcare in Kenya. Frontiers in Public Health. 2021:1695.

 

Kouhanjani MF, Akbarialiabad H, Asadi-Pooya AA. Science or fiction; living in extremes of the universe (space and under the sea) even with epilepsy: A systematic review. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2023 Jul 1;144:109261.

 

Akbarialiabad H, Rastegar A, Bastani B. How sanctions have impacted Iranian healthcare sector: a brief review. Arch Iran Med. 2021;24(1):58–63. doi: 10.34172/aim.2021.09

 

Akbarialiabad H, Christiansen R, Farjoud Kouhanjani M, Ahmadi Marzaleh M, Taghrir MH. Health Stewardship in Polar Regions: A Gateway to Establish Emergency Medicine in Extreme Environment. Bulletin of Emergency And Trauma. 2023 Nov 8.

 

Akbarialiabad H, Rastegar A, Bastani B. How sanctions have impacted Iranian healthcare sector: a brief review. Arch Iran Med. 2021;24(1):58–63. doi: 10.34172/aim.2021.09

 

Jamshidi, P;.... ; Akbarialiabad, H; Sechi, L.A. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24, 14562. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms241914562

 

Akbarialiabad H, Hesami S, Zahrayi S A, Vafabin M, Gheisari F. Study of Common Artifacts of Myocardial Perfusion Scan in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure and Liver Cirrhosis in Nuclear Medicine Ward of Namazi Hospital in 2019. Journal of Radiology Medical Imaging. 2020: 3(1);1032.

 

Hossein Akbarialiabad, Shahin Kavousi, Aria Ghahramani, Bahar Bastani, and Nasrollah Ghahramani. "COVID-19 and maintenance hemodialysis: a systematic scoping review of practice guidelines." BMC Nephrology 21, no. 1 (2020): 1-9.

 

Dahri, Mohammad, Hossein Akbarialiabad, Ahmad Miri Jahromi, and Reza Maleki. "Loading and release of cancer chemotherapy drugs utilizing simultaneous temperature and pH-responsive nanohybrid." BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology no. 1 (2021): 1-10.

 

Hossein Akbarialiabad, Mohammad Dahri Dahroud, Mohammad M. Khazaei, Saeed Razmeh and Mohammad M. Zarshenas*, Green Tea, A Medicinal Food with Promising Neurological Benefits,” Current Neuropharmacology (2021) 19:348.

 

Hossein Akbarialiabad, Hossein Abdolrahimzadehfard, Hamid Reza Abbasi, Shahram Bolandparvaz, Shahin Mohseni, Vahid Mehrnoush, Mina Salehi, Shahram Paydar. Our experience of the trauma management during COVID-19 pandemic in a busy trauma center in the south of Iran. Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma 8.3 (2020): 199.

 

Akbarialiabad, H., Dalfardi, B. & Bastani, B. The Double-Edged Sword of the Dark Web: Its Implications for Medicine and Society. Journal of General Internal Medicine 35, 3346–3347 (2020).

 

Akbarialiabad H, Bastani B, Taghrir MH, Paydar S, Ghahramani N, Kumar M. Threats to Global Mental Health From Unregulated Digital Phenotyping and Neuromarketing: Recommendations for COVID-19 Era and Beyond. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021;12.

 

Akbarialiabad, H., Zarifsanaiey, N., Taghrir, M. H., Roushenas, S., Panahandeh, S. M., Abdolrahimzadeh-fard, H., ... & Paydar, S. (2021). The impact of flipped learning in surgical education: A mixed-method study. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 13(3), 273-289.

 

Askarian M, Fu LY, Taghrir MH, Borazjani R, Shayan Z, Taherifard E, Taherifard E, Akbarialiabad H, Longtin Y, Askarian A, Kavousi S. COVID-19 vaccination acceptance in Iran, a nationwide survey on factors associated with the willingness toward getting vaccinated. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2022 Jan 1;13(1):130.

 

Haghighatafshar M, Sarmadi B, Akbarialiabad H, Shekoohi-Shooli F, Ghaedian T. Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging in Iranian patients using total perfusion deficits: Comparison with semi-quantitative assessment. Iranian Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2022 Jul 1;30(2):103-8.

 

2021 ASKARIAN M, GROOT G, TAHERIFARD E, TAHERIFARD E, AKBARIALIABAD H, BORAZJANI R, ASKARIAN A, TAGHRIR MH. Basics of Developing a COVID-19 Reopening Roadmap: A Systematic Scoping Review. Iran J Public Health. 50(2):232-244.

 

Mohammad Hossein Taghrir, Hossein Akbarialiabad, Milad Ahmadi marzaleh. "Efficacy of Mass Quarantine as Leverage of Health System Governance During COVID-19 Outbreak: A Mini Policy Review." Archives of Iranian Medicine 23.4 (2020): 265-267.

 

Askarian, Mehrdad, Mohammad Hossein Taghrir, and Hossein Akbarialiabad. "How should the high-risk children go back to school following school reopening in the COVID-19 pandemic?" EXCLI Journal 20 (2021): 503-505

 

Esmaeil Eskandari, …., Hossein Akbarialiabad, Mojtaba Yousefi Zoshk, Hamidreza Shiri, and Mahdi Shiri. Sniffer Dogs as a Screening/Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19, A Proof-of-Concept Study/BMC Infectious Diseases 21, no. 1 (2021): 1-8.

 

Alimohammadi, E., Maleki, R., Akbarialiabad, H. and Dahri, M., 2021. Novel pH-responsive nanohybrid for simultaneous delivery of doxorubicin and paclitaxel: an in-silico insight. BMC chemistry, 15(1), pp.1-11.

 

Jalali, A, Dabaghian, F, Akbrialiabad, H, Foroughinia, F, Zarshenas, MM. A pharmacologybased comprehensive review on medicinal plants and phytoactive constituents possibly effective in the management of COVID‐19. Phytotherapy Research. 2020; 1– 14

 

Nahid Mamizadeh, Jasem Mohammadi, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Reza Asadzadeh, Seyed Ali Hossein Zahrayi, Mojtaba Zare, Milad Rezaeian, Zahra Esmaeili, Sima Roushenas, Ali Alinejad, Hossein Akbarialiabad. Investigating the prevalence of congenital renal anomalies and urinary tract infections in infants, using ultrasound (sonography).” International Medical Journal (2020), volume 25, issue 5 (Corresponding Author)

 

Sharam Paydar, Hossein Akbarialiabad. Utilizing Novel Assessment and Instructional Methodologies of Trauma for Residents; A Case of Blended Learning in Shiraz Medical School." Bulletin of Emergency & Trauma 8.1 (2020):

 

Mirsoleymani S, Nekooghadam SM, Marzaleh MA, Peyravi M, Soltani A, Sharififar S, Rezaee R, Ahmadi M, Akbarialiabad H. Assessment of Risk Factors for Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 among Iranian Patients. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 2020 Sep 30;22(9).

 

Askarian, M., …., Akbarialiabad, H., … & Erdem, H. (2022). The COVID-19 vaccination acceptance/hesitancy rate and its determinants among healthcare workers of 91 Countries: A multicenter cross-sectional study. EXCLI Journal, 21, 93-103.

 

Askarian M, Khakpour M, Taghrir MH, Akbarialiabad H, Borazjani R. Investigating the epidemiology of the methanol poisoning outbreaks in the third millennium: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis. 2020 Dec 14. DOI: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00221.

 

Roozbeh J, Malekmakan L, Mashayekh M, Dehghani A, Ansari S, Akbarialiabad H, Mahmudpour M. Exposure to needle stick injuries among health care workers in hemodialysis units in the southwest of Iran: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Services Research. 2023 Dec;23(1):1-7.

 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

- Clinical Trials 

- Digital Twin  

- Digital Medicine 

- Extreme Medicine

 

 

 

 


Currently supervising

- Vitiligo

- Keratosis pilaris 

- Dermatologic Clinical Trials 

 

 

 


My Teaching

General medicine 

Medical Education

Mentor-mentee relationship improvement techniques 

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Publications

by Dr Hossein Akbarialiabad