Pouran D Faghri
Dr. Pouran Faghri is Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis on Health Promotion Disease and Disability Prevention. Dr. Faghri also has joint appointments as Professor with the Biomedical Engineering Program, School of engineering and the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care (MPH and PhD Programs) at the University of Connecticut Health Center. As a medical doctor and an exercise physiologist, professor Faghri has expertise in health promotion, wellness, disease, and disability prevention for healthy individuals as well as neurologically impaired and those with chronic conditions and elderly. Dr. Faghri’s areas of interest are: work-site health promotion programs (design/intervention/evaluation), community health promotion programs (design/intervention/evaluation), health related behavior, intervention strategies for health promotion and secondary disability prevention (neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and physiological) in disabled and elderly populations. She has knowledge in evaluation of social determinant of health, self-care, self awareness, and decision making strategies under uncertain or distributed environments.
Dr. Faghri’s research has been continuously funded by federal and private organizations. She has more than 100 publications in archival journals and conference proceedings, and she has presented her research at national and international conferences. She has served or serving on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals including Clinical Kinesiology, Clinical Rehabilitation, IEEE Transaction in Biology and Medicine, and Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. She is also a primary grant reviewer for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Paralyze Veteran of America, Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), as well as many prestigious archival journals. She is the Team Leader for Health Promotion Methodology and Co-investigator of the NIOSH/CDC funded Center of Excellence: Center for Promoting Health in the New England Workplace-CPH-NEW.
Faghri’s biomedical research focuses on biomechanics (kinematics and kinetics) of movement science in able-bodied and people with neurological disorders. She is also preforming research on application of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for muscle activation and to induce function in people with disability and able-bodied individuals, work-site health promotion programs (design/intervention/evaluation), community health promotion programs (design/intervention/evaluation), health related behavior, intervention strategies for health promotion and secondary disability prevention (neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and physiological) in disabled and elderly populations