Alireza Geshnizjani


Associate Professor Community Health

Telephone 207.778.7270

Dr. Alireza Geshnizjani (Dr. Ali) joined UMF in 2011. His educational background is interdisciplinary: biology and public health with concentrations in statistics and health behavior theories. He has presented at several state and national conferences such as American Public Health Association and Indiana Public Health Association and published in several public health journals. His research focus is on chronic disease prevention by using theoretical and conceptual frameworks to design interventions and evaluation studies. His research projects are currently focused mainly on cancer prevention, college students’ sexual health and changing health behaviors in rural areas. He has taught a wide variety of courses such as human anatomy, animal biology, personal health, theories of health behavior, program planning, epidemiology, health communication and theories, intervention design, public health biology, and independent research courses.


  • 2004 BS Biology, Indiana University Bloomington
  • 2006 MS Biology (genetics), Purdue University
  • 2008 MS Public Health (MPH), Indiana University Bloomington
  • 2011 PhD Public Health (Health Behavior), Indiana University Bloomington