About me

I am a medical doctor graduated also from master of public health and master of medical education programs in Tehran, Iran. Having interests in clinical neuroscience and epidemiology, I registered as a doctoral student at Karolinska Institutet, department of neurobiology, care sciences and society (NVS), Stockholm, Sweden in October 2011. I defended my PhD thesis in June 2015 and started a postdoctoral research career since July 2015 at the division of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS department, Karolinska Institutet. My main research field is neurodegenerative disorders namely Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia with Lewy body (DLB) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Research description

The main focus of my current research projects is on neuroepidemiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), two major neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly. Multivariate models, discriminant and longitudinal data analysis, and other biostatistical procedures are used on large databases to explore the factors affecting disease occurrence, progression, quality of life and cognitive decline in neurodegenerative disorders such as PD, DLB and AD. Specifically in PD, I am also interested in new ideas and approaches towards a more efficient management strategy. Currently, I am registered as a postdoctoral researcher at the division of clinical geriatrics, NVS department working under the supervision of Professor Maria Eriksdotter, Professor Johan Lökk and Professor Gunilla Sandborgh Englund. I also work as researcher in Swedish Dementia Registry (SveDem). Main projects: • Longitudinal trend of cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia such as Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy body (DLB) using SveDem database • Dental and oral health in patients with different types of dementia • Cognitive reserve theory in Parkinson’s disease • Application of technology-based continuous quantified data of different symptoms and features in Parkinson’s disease for a more efficient management strategy


Medicine (MD), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2009) Public Health (MPH), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2010) Medical Education (MSc), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2013) PhD in Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroepidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2011-2015)