UAH

Azita Amiri, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant ProfessorAzita Amiri
Office: NB 320
Phone: 256-824-2444
Email: Azita.Amiri@uah.edu

Education

  • PhD in Nursing Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Calhoun Community College
  • Master of Science in Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Professional Certifications

  • Certificate in Nursing Education
  • Molecular Research Methodology, World Health Organization
  • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Molecular Methods
  • Research Methodology; Institute of Cognitive Science Studies, Yale University
  • Molecular Epidemiology, World Health Organization
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Clinical Monitors, World Health Organization

Clinical Expertise

  • Leadership Education in Child Health Nursing
  • Maternal-Child Health Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR 403 - Family-Centered Parent-Infant Nursing

Special Achievements/Honors/Awards

  • 2013 Individual Investigator Distinguished Research Program for the research project “Formaldehyde exposure in pregnant women and its relationship to fetal growth”
  • Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship, 2012 and 2013
  • Maternal Child Health Traineeship, Leadership Education in Child Health Nursing (LECHN) Program (scholarship), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011-2013, T80 MC09653.
  • Gladys Farmer Colvin Memorial Scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, Chapter of Nursing, member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, member
  • Southern Nursing Research Society, member
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, member
  • Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery, member
  • American Nursing Association-member
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses, member

Research Interests

  • Formaldehyde exposure during pregnancy
  • Reproductive and Environmental health
  • Children’s environmental health
  • Cellular and Molecular models for environmental health
  • Animal studies regarding environmental hazards
  • Nursing Space and life Sciences

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Ghamarian, A., Abdollahi, M., Su, X., Amiri, A., Ahadi, A., & Nowrouzi, A. (2012). Effect of chicory seed extract on glucose tolerance test (GTT) and metabolic profile in early and late stage diabetic rats. Daru, 20(1), 56. doi: 10.1186/2008-2231-20-56
  • Nowrouzi, A. Meghrazi, K., Golmohammadi, T., Golestani, A., Ahmadian, Sh., Shafiezadeh, Shajary, M., Khaghani, Sh., Amiri, A. (2010). Cytotoxicity of Subtoxic AgNP in Human Hepatoma Cell Line (HepG2) after Long Term Exposure. Iranian Biomedical Journal. 14(1-2):23-32.
  • Zali, M. R., Asadzadeh Aghdaee, H., Daneshmand, M. A., Taghizadeh, F., Gasparian, A., Peyman, S., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Raufi, M., Nouri Nayer, B. Molecular detection of germline mutations of the HMLH1 and HMSAH2 genes among Iranian HNPCC patients.The American Journal of Gastroenterology 98, S107 (September 2003) | doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.08051.x
  • Haghighi, A. N., Rahbar, K., Fasihi, F., Malakoutian, T., Haghighi, N. N., Haghighi, E. N., & Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (2003). Characteristics of hemodialysis patients who underwent renal transplantation in Tehran, Iran: a 10-year follow-up study. Transplantation Proceedings, 35(7), 2584-2585.
  • Nobakht Haghighi, A., Broumand, B., Rahbar, Kh., Nobakht Haghighi, N., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (2002). Outcome of Diabetic Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis in Tehran-Iran during Last Ten Years: A Comparison with Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis, and PKD. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13, page 687A.
  • Mortazavi, S., Zali, M., Raoufi, M., Nadji, M., Kowsarian, P., & Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (2002). The Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus in Cervical Cancer in Iran. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 3(1), 69-72.
  • Nobakht Haghighi, A., Zali, M. R., Mahdavi, M. S., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. Malpractice Claims: A preliminary study. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2002 vol 5, no. 1: 52-53
  • Zali, M. R., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Amior Rasooli, H. (2001). Prevalence of anti-HCV Ab, and the ways of blood transmission in the addicts of Ghasr Prison in Tehran-Iran. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 4(3), 113-119.
  • Zali, M. R., Mayumi, M., Raoufi, M., & Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (1999). GBV-C infection among patients with hepatitis C virus in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a preliminary report. East Mediterr Health J, 5(5), 1030-1034.
  • Zali, M. R., Mayumi, M., Raoufi, M., & Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (2000). Hepatitis C virus genotypes in the Islamic Republic of Iran: A preliminary study. East Mediterr Health J, 6(2-3), 372-377.
  • Zali, M. R., Mohammad, K., Farhadi, A., Masjedi, M. R., Zargar, A., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (1996). Epidemiology of hepatitis B in Iran. East Mediterr Health J, 2 (2).
  • Mehraban, D., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., & Naderi, G. H. (1995a). Flank versus transabdominal living donor nephrectomy: a randomized clinical trial. Transplantation Proceedings, 27(5), 2716-2717.
  • Mehraban, D., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., & Naderi, G. H. (1995b). Urinary tract infection vs renal allograft rejection. Transplantation Proceedings, 27(5), 2712-2714.

Presentations

  • Vasquez, K., Adams, L., Amiri, A. (2014, April 3-5). The Level of Volatile Organic Compounds Exposure in New Buildings: Can Adding Indoor Potted Plants Reduce Exposure. Poster presentation at the NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research). Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Amiri, A. & Turner-Henson, A. (2014, February 12-15). Cigarette Smoking during Pregnancy: Self Report vs Urinary Cotinine Level. Poster session presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Amiri, A., Nowrouzi, A., McGregor, G., Fanucchi, M., Pryor, E., Schwiebert, L., Downs, C., Rice, M., Turner-Henson, A. (2013, November 29-30). Formaldehyde Exposure Level during Pregnancy and Its Relationship with Fetal Growth Biomarkers. Poster session presented at the Protecting Children’s Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy. Washington, DC.
  • Vasquez, K., Adams, L., Amiri, A. Formaldehyde, Styrene, Toluene, and Perchloroethylene, as Common Indoor Air Pollutants in Office and Residential Buildings: Health Effects and Steps to Reduce Exposure. 2013, October 30. Poster presentation at the Beta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Nowrouzi, A., Pourfarjam, Y., Amiri, A., Cichorium Intybus Extract (CI) as an Insulin Sensitizer. (2013, June 21-25). Poster session presented at the 73rd Scientific Session of American Diabetes Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Amiri, A. & Turner-Henson, A. (2013, February 27-March 2). Arsenic in playgrounds with no chromated copper arsenate-treated wooden play sets. Poster session presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Little rock, Arkansas.
  • Amiri, A. & Turner-Henson, A. (2013, March 13). Formaldehyde, an Indoor Occupational and Residential Air Pollutant: What nurses should know? Poster session presented at the Beta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference, Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Amiri, A., Turner-Henson, A. (2012, February 22-25). Arsenic in playground soil: A threat for children’s health. Poster session presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rice, M., Turner-Henson, A., Park, N., Amiri, A., Feeley, C., Huntington-Moskos, L., Johnson, A., Lam, T., Rodriguez, J., & Williams, S. (February, 2012). A pilot study of blood pressure in preschool children: Influences of child and parental factors. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans: LA.
  • Nobakht-Haghighi, A., Nobakht Haghighi, N., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Kazemeini Seyed, M., Nobakht Haghighi, E., Rahbar, K., Broumand, V., Broumand, B. (November 2003). Epidemiology of end stage renal diseases in Iran in 2002, focusing on health policies and cost considerations. Poster presentation at the ASN 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Exposition. San Diego.
  • Nobakht Haghighi, N., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Nobakht Haghighi, A. Rahbar, K., Broumand, B. (June 8-12 2003). Renal outcome in three Iranian families with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease type 1 and 2 as detected by linkage analysis. Poster presented at the World Congress of Nephrology, Berlin.
  • Nobakht Haghighi, A., Rahbar, K., Fasihi, F., Malakoutian, T., Nowroozi (Amiri) A. Characteristics of renal transplanted chronic hemodialysis patients in Tehran-Iran. (October 21-24, 2002). Poster presented at the VIII international congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Zali, M. R., Raafat, J. (30 June-5 July 2002). Patients inclination to participate in molecular epidemiologic studies. Poster presented at the 18th UICC International Cancer Congress, Oslo, Norway.
  • Zali, M. R., Nobakht Haghighi, A. Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (May 12-15, 2002). Survey of the health aspects of injuries and accidents in less than 10 years old children in Tehran-Iran. Poster presented at the 6th World conference, Injury prevention and Control, Montreal, Canada.
  • Nobakht Haghighi, A., Zali, M. R., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (October 10-17, 2001). Hepatitis C antibody and related risk factors in hemodialysis patients, in Iran. Presented at the ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology, San Francisco, California.
  • Zali M. R., Hajiani E., Iravani S., Daneshmand M. A, Nowroozi (Amiri) A. (May 21-24, 2000). Histopathologic study of chronic HCV hepatitis in IV drug abusers and progression to cirrhosis. Digestive Disease week and the 101st annual meeting of the American gastroenterological Association, Santiago, California.
  • Zali, M. R., Iravani, Sh., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. Epidemiology of Helicobacter Pylori in different age groups of normal population in Tehran-Iran. Poster presented at the 8th Iranian Congress on Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, , Tehran Iran.
  • Zali, M. R., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (August 15-19 2000). Survey of health aspects of injuries and accidents in the rural area of city of Tehran-Iran. Presented at the 4th WONCA world rural health conference, Calgary, Canada.
  • Zali, M. R., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (April 10-13, 2000). The prevalence of hepatitis C in normal population of 19-45 years old in Iran. Poster presented at the 10th international symposium on viral hepatitis and liver disease, Center of Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Zali, M. R., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (March 2000). The first survey of the health aspects of injuries and accidents in Iran. Poster presented at the 5th world conference on injuries prevention and control, Delhi, India.
  • Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Zali, M. R., Mahdavi, M. (June 8-10, 1997). Patient Doctor Relationship: The women’s view and expectations. Oral presentation at the 8th international congress on women’s health issues. Saskatoon, Canada.
  • Zali, M. R., Nowroozi (Amiri), A. (May 2-5, 1997). Association of Helicobacter Pylori seropositivity with heart disease. Oral presentation at the 1st Eastern Mediterranean Congress on preventive cardiology and 10th annual Iranian congress of cardiovascular diseases, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Mehraban, D., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Naderi, G. H. (Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1-2, 1994). Flank versus trans-abdominal liver donor nephrectomy: A randomized clinical trial. Poster presented at the fourth international congress of the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation, Esfahan, Iran.
  • Mehraban, D., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Naderi, G. H. (Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1-2, 1994). Urinary tract versus renal allograft rejection. Poster presented at the fourth international congress of the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation, Esfahan, Iran.
  • Fallahian, M., Nowroozi (Amiri), A., Mortality and Morbidity of Unsafe Abortions in Tehran-Iran. XIV FIGO world congress, September 1994, Montreal, Canada.