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Dr. Azita Amiri

Associate Professor

Dr. Azita Amiri is an Associate Professor at University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the online DNP program.


  • PhD in Nursing Science – University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014
  • MSN – University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013
  • BSN – University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010
  • ADN – Calhoun Community College, 2009
  • MS in Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, 1989
  • BS in Midwifery – Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 1991

  • Professional Certifications:

    • Certificate in Nursing Education
    • Molecular Research Methodology, World Health Organization
    • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Molecular Methods
    • Research Methodology; Institute of Cognitive Science Studies, Yale University
    • Molecular Epidemiology, World Health Organization
    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Clinical Monitors, World Health Organization
  • Clinical Expertise:

    • Leadership Education in Child Health Nursing
    • Maternal-Child Health Nursing
    • Environmental and Community Health
  • Research Interests:

    • Environmental health
    • Environmental injustice
    • Indoor and outdoor air pollution and health outcomes
    • Environmental Health Policy
  • Awards and Recognitions:

    • New Faculty Research Award. University of Alabama in Huntsville. 2015.
    • School of Nursing Dean's Award (Graduate), University of Alabama at Birmingham. (April 25, 2014).
    • Individual Investigator Distinguished Research Program the University of Alabama in Huntsville (2013)
    • Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship, 2012 and 2013
    • Maternal Child Health Traineeship, Leadership Education in Child Health Nursing (LECHN) Program (scholarship), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011-2013, T80 MC09653.
    • Gladys Farmer Colvin Memorial Scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
  • Publications:

    • Neace, K., Amiri, A., & Langan-Heins, J. (2021). Voice through the lens: Personal experience of those on methadone. Public Health Nursing, 38(2), 266-271. doi: 10.1111/phn.12856. PMID: 33350504
    • Amiri, A. (2020). Water fluoridation: When current research contradicts public practices. Public Health Nursing, 37(4), 475-477.
    • Branch, R., & Amiri, A. (2020). Environmental Surface Hygiene in the OR: Strategies for Reducing the Transmission of Health Care–Associated Infections. AORN Journal, 112(4), 327-342.
    • Sturdivant, T., Seguin, C., & Amiri, A. (2020). Ethical decision-making for nurses treating acute pain in patients with opioid abuse history. MEDSURG Nursing, 29(1), 9-17.
    • Amiri, A. Zhao, S. (2019). Environmental justice screening tools: Implications for nursing. Public Health Nursing Journal. doi: 10.1111/PHN.12593
    • Amiri A, Zhao S. (2019). Working with an environmental justice community: Nurse observation, assessment, and intervention. Nursing Forum.
    • Amiri, A., Mahalingam, B., Derbes, A., Haney, J., Alexander, S., & Orman, W. H. (2019, Dec 23). The Impact of Chronic Ambient Exposure to PM2.5 and Ozone on Asthma Prevalence and COPD Mortality Rates in the Southeastern United States. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 38(1), 15-34.
    • Branch, R. Amiri, A. (2019). Contaminated environmental surfaces in the operating room and healthcare-associated infections. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. Manuscript number: AORN-18-258. In press
    • Castner, J., Amiri, A., Rodriguez, J., Huntington-Moskos, L., Thompson, L. M., Zhao, S., & Polivka, B. (2019). Advancing the symptom science model with environmental health. Public Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/phn.12641
    • Flores, H. L., & Amiri, A. (2019). CE: Addressing food insecurity in vulnerable populations. American Journal of Nursing, 119(1), 38-45. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000552585.15471.a7

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