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Arch Iran Med. 2019;22(5): 272-276.
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History of Medicine in Iran

Dr. Hossein Malekafzali: A Pioneer in Iran’s Health Evolution and Development

Safoora Gharibzadeh 1, Ehsan Mostafavi 1 * ORCID logo, Abolhasan Nadim 2, Kazem Mohammad 2, Bijan Sadrizadeh 3, Alireza Mesdaghinia 4, Mohammad-Mehdi Gouya 5

1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Center for Water Quality Research (CWQR), Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Dr Malekafzali, an elite biostatistics professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, in his more than 50 years of glorious service, has played a crucial role in creation of fundamental evolution in public health, reproductive health and development of applied research in Iran. He has left lasting activities in administrative positions such as health and research deputies, health minister consultant, director of health faculty and director of health research institutes. He published several books and articles on statistics, epidemiology and public health. This article is a review of his worthy and interesting activities in the country’s health, research and education.
Keywords: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, History of Medicine, Public Health
Cite this article as: Gharibzadeh S, Mostafavi E, Nadim A, Mohammad K, Sadrizadeh B, Mesdaghinia A, et al. Dr. Hossein Malekafzali: a pioneer in Iran’s health evolution and development. Arch Iran Med. 2019;22(5):272–276.
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Submitted: 27 Jan 2019
Accepted: 07 Apr 2019
ePublished: 01 May 2019
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