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Katia Ferdowsi is a lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She holds a medical degree from Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch and a master of public health degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, where she also completed her residency in community medicine.

Ferdowsi was certified as eligible for entering accredited U.S. residency or fellowship programs by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in 2009 after passing all the required exams. Although she initially trained and practiced as a physician, Ferdowsi is very passionate about teaching. She enjoys having the opportunity to share her medical knowledge with students and to show them how what they are learning in the classroom relates to their lives and future careers.

  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch
  • MPH, Master of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Areas of Specialty
  • Disease prevention
  • Public Health
  • common and preventable diseases in youth
  • Global Health
Research Grants
Health Sciences

Understanding Barriers to Implementation of a Refugee Mental Health Assessment for Newly Arrived Refugees in Central Florida

  • PI: Asli Cennet Yalim
  • Co-PI: Katia Ferdowsi
  • Amount: $5,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT)
  • HSC2524: Introduction to Human Disease
  • HSC4558: Pathophysiology II
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