Pouran D. Faghri
Professor & Director, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
University of Connecticut, USA
Dr. Faghri is a professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, Centre for Environmental Health and Health Promotion as well as in Biomedical Engineering Program, School of Engineering, and Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut. She is also on the core faculty for PhD program in Public health in Social and Behavioural Health concentration at the Centre for Public Health and Health policy. Professor Faghri is also a Director of the Centre for Environmental Health and Health Promotion in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. She is having an excellent professional background having more than 30 years of excellence experience in her field. She has been honoured & awarded several times. She is also a member in different organisations. She is also having more than 30 grants and funds on her name. She had two patents too. She is an editor & writer of different books and author of more than 100 publications in the form of research article, review article, survey reports, conference proceedings etc. She actively took part in each and every conference.
Professor Pouran Faghri is a medical doctor and an exercise physiologist with 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, health promotion and secondary disability prevention (neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and physiological) in disabled and elderly populations, and evaluation of social determinant of health, self-care, self awareness, and decision making strategies under uncertain or distributed environments. Dr. Faghri has joint appointments with the Biomedical Engineering Program and the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut Health Center. 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. Presently, she serves 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.