Nasser Sharareh portrait
  • Research Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences

Research Summary

Dr. Sharareh capitalizes on his expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) and systems science methods (e.g., simulation modeling, data analysis) to study population-level health issues in the United States. He investigates the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on health outcomes while controlling for spatial factors such as accessibility to services, and proposes effective health interventions to policymakers and healthcare officials.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Health Services Research, University of Utah Health
  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • M.Sc., Industrial and Systems Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Biography

Dr. Sharareh received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department at the Binghamton University with a concentration on Health Systems. He has led several interdisciplinary projects and collaborated with a team of anthropologists, nurses, engineers, policymakers, and primary care providers to address public health issues such as the opioid epidemic, food insecurity, and infectious diseases. During his postdoctoral appointment at the University of Utah, he has also served as a contractor at Utah Department of Health and United Way of Salt Lake to study Injection Drug Use-related HCV infections and food insecurity in Utah, respectively.