Arsham Alamian

Arsham Alamian, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.C.E.

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Phone: 423-439-4428
Email: Office Location: 149D Lamb Hall
Mailing Address: PO BOX 70259 Johnson City, TN 37614

Education

Ph.D. in Public Health with distinction (Specialization: Epidemiology)
University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Fellowship in Public Health
Transdisciplinary Research Training Program on Interventions in Public Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Reasearch and of the Quebec Population Health Research Network Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

M.Sc. in Pharmacy (Specialization: Pharmacoepidemiology)
Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

B.Sc. in Physiology
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Courses Taught

PUBH 5400: Epidemiology 1
PUBH 5420: Epidemiology of Chronic Disease
PUBH 5029: Graduate Research
PUBH 5907: Independent Study

Honors and Awards

Elected Full Member of the American College of Epidemiology (M.A.C.E. distinction)

Best PhD Dissertation Prize - Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN)

Doctoral Fellowship Award - Transdisciplinary Research Training Program on Interventions in Public Health: Promotion, Prevention and Public Policy (4P) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and of the QPHRN

Complementary Doctoral Fellowship Award - Strategic Training Program in Public and Population Health Research of the CIHR and of the QPHRN

Doctoral Research Award - CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada

Ph.D. Award in Public Health - Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

Research Focus

Epidemiology of chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and cancer

Epidemiology of multiple behavioral risk factors for adult chronic disease

Clustering of health risk behaviors among youth and adults

Health Behavior Theory

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alamian A, Paradis G. Individual and social determinants of multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors among youth.  BMC Public Health. December 2011 (under re-review).

Alamian A, Paradis G. Correlates of multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009;170(10):1279-89.

Alamian A, Paradis G. Clustering of chronic disease behavioral risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents. Preventive Medicine. 2009;48(5):493-9.

Alamian A, Skinner K. Burden of chronic diseases. Student editorial. Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Health Digest. 2008;Volume XXXII(1):7.

Pilote L, Dasgupta K, Guru V, Humphries KH, McGrath J, Norris C, Rabi D, Tremblay J, Alamian A, Barnett T, Cox J, Ghali WA, Grace S, Hamet P, Ho T, Kirkland S, Lambert M, Libersan D, O'Loughlin J, Paradis G, Petrovich M, Tagalakis V. A comprehensive view of sex specific issues related to cardiovascular disease. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2007;176(6): S1-44.

Alamian A, Rouleau I, Simard J and Dorval M for INHERIT BRCAs. Use of dietary supplements among women at high risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) tested for cancer susceptibility. Nutrition and Cancer. 2006;54(2):157-65.

Governmental Report

Alamian A. Skills Online Facilitator Needs Assessment Survey ? Final Report. Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program, Office of Public Health Practice, Public Health Agency of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 2011.

Selected Presentations

Alamian, A.
Skills Online: Results of Facilitator Needs Assessment. Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program, Office of Public Health Practice, Public Health Agency of Canada. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 31, 2011.

Alamian A, Paradis G. Individual and social determinants of multiple lifesyle risk factors among Canadian youth [in French]. 78th Annual Congress of Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS). University of Montreal. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 10-14, 2010.

Alamian A. The study of multiple lifestyle risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents [in French]. National Public Health Institute of Quebec. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 8, 2009.

Alamian A, Paradis G. Correlates of multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents. American Public Health Association 136th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, October 25-29, 2008.

Alamian A, Paradis G. A conceptual framework for studying multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors among youth. XVIII IEA World Congress of Epidemiology. Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 20-24, 2008.

Alamian A. Multiple behavioral risk factors ? Evidence and future directions. Montreal Public Health Department. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2008.

Alamian A, Paradis G. The prevalence and clustering of multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents. CPHA 2008 Annual Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 1-4, 2008.

Alamian A, Rouleau I, Simard J, INHERIT BRCAs, Dorval M: Use of dietary supplements among women undergoing BRCA1/2 genetic testing. 17ième Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier ? Oncogenetics Symposium: Achievements and Challenges. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 7-8, 2004.

Thesis and Dissertation

Alamian A. Individual and social determinants of multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents. Ph.D. dissertation. Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2010 (with distinction of excellence).

Alamian A. Use of dietary supplements among women tested for a genetic predisposition to breast cancer linked to BRCA1 and BRCA2 [in French]. Master of Science thesis. Faculty of Pharmacy, Laval University. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2004.

Research Grant

Operating Grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title of the project: Multiple chronic disease behavioral risk factors in Canadian children and adolescents: An investigation of individual-level and environmental-level determinants

Principal Investigator: Paradis, G. Co-investigator : Alamian, A.

Personal Interests

Weight training, Soccer, Tennis, Traveling