Dr. Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, is an Associate Professor of Medical Sociology in Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute in David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She's also Chair of Medical Student Research Thesis at Charles Drew University, college of medicine. As a Sociologist and health services researcher she has extensive experience in conducting research on the social aspects of illness as well as developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve health care access, utilization, and health outcome for underserved minorities, particularly those affected by depression, injury, violence, and alcohol problems.

Dr. Hejazi, has been the lead investigator and co-investigator in several projects funded by NIAAA, CDC, and California Endowment. She has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals including; Substance Abuse, Annals of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Trauma, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Preventive Medicine, Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion and others.

Dr. Hejazi editorial experience includes Peer Reviewer for the following Journals:
- American Journal of Public Health
- American Journal of Medical Association
- The American Journal of Managed Care
- Early Childhood Research Quarterly
- Member Editorial Advisory Board to The Open Addiction Journal (TOADDJ)
- Member of Scientific Committee of International Online Medical Conference
- Associate Editor for the Journal of Injury and Violence Research (JIVR)
She can be contacted at shahrzadbazargan@cdrewu.edu

2nd International Online Medical Conference (IOMC 2009)