Farshad Pourmalek is a research associate in Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, and a lecturer in School of Population and Public Health, UBC. He finished a post-doctoral fellowship in Men’s Health, supervised by Dr. Larry Goldenberg in UBC Urology Department and Dr. David Patrick in SPPH, and developed and validated the first Canadian Men’s Health Risk Assessment Tool “You Check” (https://youcheck.ca). His academic background includes MD (1993), MPH (2002), and epidemiology PhD (2006), Tehran University, and post-doc of Global Health (2011), University of Washington in Seattle, on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 project; with ongoing collaboration with GBD studies 2013 and 2015.

He has worked as general practitioner, public health manager and researcher, UNICEF’s Health & Nutrition officer in emergency program after Bam earthquake, UNDP’s Monitoring & Evaluation officer for the Global Fund’s HIV/AIDS program, WHO’s Development of Health Systems officer in Iran, and US CDC’s Resident Advisor for Field Epidemiology Training Program. He has taught in various epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and SPSS courses and workshops for graduate students and senior health professionals at universities and ministry of health in Iran.

His research and work focus areas include public health and clinical risk prediction, clinical urologic research, burden of disease, and causes of death. His research and work included surveillance, field epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation of health programs, and disaster epidemiology.

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