Dr. Nezami’s ongoing research interests examine education and global health, with specific emphases including: global health and citizenship - using education to promote global connectivity across humanity; effective integration of technology into pedagogy; exploration of distance learning models and effects on student engagement; and spaced learning and its impact on student retention of materials.
Her other research examines determinants of behavioral risk factors for chronic diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the examination of personality characteristics in relation to cardiovascular disease, and self-medication theories of smoking. Dr. Nezami received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape J Glob Health. 2015 Jun; 5(1):010302. . View in PubMed
Linguistic translation of psychological assessment tools: a case study of the MMPI-2 Eval Health Prof. 2008 Sep; 31(3):313-7. . View in PubMed
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Jan-Feb; 14(1):6-14. . View in PubMed
The influence of depressive symptoms on experimental smoking and intention to smoke in a diverse youth sample Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Apr; 7(2):243-8. . View in PubMed
Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence J Adolesc. 2005 Feb; 28(1):49-62. . View in PubMed
Exploring peers as a mediator of the association between depression and smoking in young adolescents Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(1):77-98. . View in PubMed
A cultural psychology approach to "drug abuse" prevention Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1779-820. . View in PubMed
Motivation in tobacco use cessation research Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jan; 38(1):25-50. . View in PubMed