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Naghavi, Hamid Reza 


Name: HAMID REZA NAGHAVI                                     
Qualification: M. D.                                                                  
Nationality: Iranian
Date of birth: March 11, 1963


Tel.: +98-21-7629-1130
Fax: +98-21-7629-1140

 

Education:

1979-1987       General Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
                  Thesis: Phototherapy as a Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder.

1987-1991       Specialty Board of Psychiatry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department
                       
of Psychiatry, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
                         
Thesis: Information Processing Abnormalities in Schizophrenia

Professional Experience: 

Since 1991        Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical
Psychology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

1991-1995         Founder, Deputy for Prevention, National Welfare Organization, Ministry of Health
and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

1994-1997       Director of Residency Program, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Tehran   University of  Medical       Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 

1995-1996       Advisor, Treatment and Drug Affairs Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

1995-1996       Director, Research and Education Bureau, Treatment and Drug Affairs Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran. 

1995-1996       Director, Alcohol and Narcotics Control Administration, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

1995-1996       Member of Special Committee for Prevention and Treatment of Addiction, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

 1995-1996       Member of the National Committee for Planning Joint Health Projects in Collaboration with WHO, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

 1995-1998       Member of the National Committee for Regular Assessment of Psychiatry Residents, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

 1997-2000       Director, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 1997-2001       Head, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 Since 1997      Consultant, Professional Advisory Committees, Iranian Medical Council.

 1999-2003       Director, Laboratory of Psychopathology, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.  

2000-2002       Vice Director, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran.

2003-2005       Guest Researcher, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

2005-2006              Guest Researcher (for a 2 months period), Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku                        University, Turku, Finland.

Since 2006      Director, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran.

Since 2004      External Reviewer, The Journal Consciousness and Cognition.  

Theses Directed:

  1. Javanshir, A., Performance of schizophrenic patients in a modified version of Stroop’s test: Presenting names of objects with a characteristic color in a congruent or incongruent color, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2004.
  2. Pendar, A., Parallel processing of word and color information in schizophrenic patients: Examining the priming effect of names of objects with a characteristic color presented in a congruent or incongruent color, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2004.
  3. Sharifi, V., Disordered semantic network in schizophrenia: Priming with simultaneous presentation of two primes. M. D. thesis, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2002.
  4. Vazirian, M., The effect of passionflower on generalized anxiety disorder: A double-blind randomized trial with oxazepam, M. D. thesis, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2001.
  5. Ghasemi, A. & Fatemi, S. M. M., Changing the attitudes of relatives of psychiatric patients toward psychiatric illness through an educational videotape, M. D. thesis, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2000.
  6. Hashemi, M. & Zarei, H., Prevalence of substance abuse in psychiatric inpatients, M. D. thesis, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 1999. 

Areas of Current Research Interest: 

  1. Neurobiological Bases of Consciousness
  2. Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia
  3. Semantic Priming in Schizophrenia 

Publications:

A. Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journals

Naghavi, H. R.; Nyberg, L. (2005). Common fronto-parietal activity in attention, memory, and consciousness: Shared demands on integration? Consciousness and Cognition, 14 (2): 390-425.
Naghavi, H. R.; Eriksson, J.; Larsson, A.; Nyberg, L. (Submitted). The claustrum/Insula region integrates conceptually related sounds and pictures.
Naghavi, H. R.; Revonsuo, A. (Submitted) What does transcranial magnetic stimulation tell us about visual perception?
Mohammadi, M. R.; Davidian, H.; Noorbala, A. A.; Malekafzali, H.; Naghavi, H. R.; et al. (2005). An epidemiological survey of psychiatric disorders in Iran. Clin. Pract. Epidemol. Ment. Health, 1:16.
Mohammadi, M. R.; Ghanizadeh, A.; Rahgozar, M.; Noorbala, A. A.; Malek Afzali, H.; Davidian, H.; Naghavi, H. R.; et al. (2005). Suicidal attempt and psychiatric disorders in Iran. Suicide Life Threat Behav., 35(3):309-16.
Mohammadi, M. R.; Ghanizadeh, A.; Rahgozar, M.; Noorbala, A. A.; Davidian, H.; Malek Afzali, H.; Naghavi, H. R.; et al. (2004). Prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder in Iran. BMC Psychiatry, 4: 2 – 9.
Kaviani, H.; Rahimi-Darabad, P.; Naghavi, H. R. (2005). Autobiographical memory retrieval and problem-solving deficits of Iranian depressed patients attempting suicide. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 27(1): 39 – 44.
Akhondzadeh, S.; Naghavi, H. R.; Vazirian, M.; Shayeganpour, A.; Rashidi, H.; Khani, M. (2001). Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: A pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 26 (5): 363 – 367.

 B. Articles in Persian Peer-Reviewed Journal

Kaviani, H.; Rahimi, P.; Naghavi, H. R. (1999). Deficits of autobiographical memory retrieval in the suicidal patients. Advances in Cognitive Sciences, 2 & 3: 16 – 23.
Kaviani, H.; Rahimi, M.; Naghavi, H. R. (1999). The role of autobiographical memory and problem-solving in the etiology of depression and suicidal ideation. Advances in Cognitive Sciences, 4: 8 – 15.
Naghavi, H. R. (2002). Who experiences what in the brains? Towards a theory of experiential systems. Advances in Cognitive Sciences, 3: 1 – 51.
Naghavi, H.; Sharifi, V.; Kormi-Nouri, R. (2003). Semantic network disorder in schizophrenia: Semantic priming with simultaneous presentation of two primes. Thought and Behavior, 8(3): 37 – 48.
Mohammadi MR, Rahgozar M, Bagheri Yazdi SA, Naghavi HR, Pouretemad HR, Amini H, et al. (2004) An epidemiological study of psychiatric disorder in Tehran Province. Journal of Andisheh-Va- Raftar, 2:4-13.
Mohammadi MR, Davidian H, Noorbala AA, Malekafzali H, Naghavi HR, Pouretemad HR, et al. (2003) An epidemiological study of psychiatric disorders in Iran, 2001. Journal of Hakim, 6(1):55-64.  

Language:

Persian: Native
English: Fluent
Arabic: Moderate

 
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