The Department of community medicine is seeking to work towards health promotion;


Educational Aspects:


  • Trainees and medical workers aiming to training family physicians for referral purposes;
  • Empowering social medicine assistants in order to prevent problems and promote a just health among society and communities;
  • Promoting professional potentials of the academic staff of the department to fulfill its tasks;

Research Aspects:


It conducts researches in research, health management, treatment, and public health, especially preventive medicine with the help of assistants, medical students, personnel, academic staff, and other organizations.


Services Aspects:


  • Health Promotion and Taking Preventive Measures (at outpatient, and inpatient levels through prevention centers and health promotion centers);
  • Management (providing consultations in research management and health promotion methodologies; policy-making consultations at all national, provincial, and community levels, constant education to those graduated and other related groups), providing administrative management consultations at ministerial and university levels;

This system has always tried to render its services via the latest technologies in education, and management, and it has always tried to promote intrasection client satisfaction (students, assistants, academic staff, and the personnel) and the outside clients (managers and policy-makers and at national and provincial levels).




 The department of Social Medicine and Health seeks to pursue its mission in the next five years as follows:


  • In the field of education, it tries to achieve the highest educational management indexes among students, and assistants at the national level, and provide the highest ranks of those graduated be hired in the fields of social medicine;
  • In the field of research, it tries to initiate and/or provide consultations in population health and tries to operationalize them in order to become the best department;
  • In the field of rendering services, we try to be the most powerful consultative arm in prevention and health promotion at national, provincial, and community levels; with achieving such successes, the department may be able to be an outstanding collaborative arm for WHO at the regional level bearing in mind the Iran’s 20-year Development Strategic Plan.

Academic Staff

Social and family Medicine




Dariush Pahlavan

Associate prof, Occupational Medicine


Abbas Ziari

Assistant prof, Social Medicine


Seyed Saeid Kasaeian

Assistant prof, Social Medicine


Esmaeil Moshiri

Assistant prof, Health Policy


Mohammad Ezati Asar

Assistant prof, Health Policy


Farid Gharibi

Assistant Prof., Health Services Management


Elahe Ghods

Assistant prof, Nutrition



Head of Department
Abbas Ziari