Azita Amiri

Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing


1610 Ben Graves Drive
Nursing Building
Room 206C
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. 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
  • Certificate in Nursing Education
  • Certificate in Molecular Research Methodology, World Health Organization
  • Certificate in Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Molecular Methods
  • Certificate in Research Methodology; Institute of Cognitive Science Studies, Yale University

Clinical Expertise

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


  • Public Health and Environmental Justice
  • Community Engagement
  • Climate change and health outcomes
  • Environmental health in nursing education
  • Indoor air pollution and health outcomes
  • Reproductive and children's environmental health

Recent Publications

  • Haddadian, S., Amiri, A. Fallahian, M. (submitted) Knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of Iranian obstetricians and gynecologists about cesarean section on maternal request. Health Care for Women International - Manuscript ID HCW-2020-L-0065

  • Neace, K. Amiri, A.(in press) Voice Through the Lens: Personal Experience of Those on Methadone. Public Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/phn.12856

  • Amiri, A. (2020, Jul). Water fluoridation: When current research contradicts public practices. Public Health Nursing, 37(4), 475-477.

  • Flores, H. L., & Amiri, A. (2019). CE: Addressing food insecurity in vulnerable populations. American Journal of Nursing, 119(1), 38-45. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000552585.15471.a7

  • Branch, R., & Amiri, A. (2020). Environmental Surface Hygiene in the OR: Strategies for Reducing the Transmission of Health Care–Associated Infections. AORN Journal, 112(4), 327-342.

  • Sturdivant, T., Seguin, C., & Amiri, A. (2020). Ethical decision-making for nurses treating acute pain in patients with opioid abuse history. MEDSURG Nursing, 29(1), 9-17.

  • Amiri, A., Mahalingam, B., Derbes, A., Haney, J., Alexander, S., & Orman, W. H. (2019, Dec 23). The Impact of Chronic Ambient Exposure to PM2.5 and Ozone on Asthma Prevalence and COPD Mortality Rates in the Southeastern United States. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 38(1), 15-34.

  • Castner, J., Amiri, A., Rodriguez, J., Huntington-Moskos, L., Thompson, L. M., Zhao, S., & Polivka, B. (2019). Advancing the symptom science model with environmental health. Public Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/phn.12641

  • Branch, R. Amiri, A. (2019). Contaminated environmental surfaces in the operating room and healthcare-associated infections. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. Manuscript number: AORN-18-258. In Press

  • Heaton, T., Hurst, L. K., Amiri, A., Lungu, C. T., & Oh, J. (2019). Laboratory estimation of occupational exposures to volatile organic compounds during the nail polish application. Workplace Health & Safety, 2165079918821701. doi:10.1177/2165079918821701

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