Roya Karimi


Postdoctoral Fellow , Postdoctoral Researcher


Department of Clinical Science


I am an epidemiologist working in genomics and complex data modeling. Currently, my postdoctoral research focuses on Genomic Structural Equation Models (genomicSEM) using data from the Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). My research contributes to the burgeoning field of precision medicine, where the ultimate goal is to tailor healthcare to an individual's genetic makeup. 

I completed my Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where I researched chronic pain among young people using methodologies such as Meta-analysis Structural Equation Modeling (MASEM) and causal inference models.
My diverse research history includes proficiency in Geographic Information System Mapping, developing prediction and causal models, and working with Dynamic System Modeling. I conduct public health research with practical applications for healthcare, policy, and disease prevention, using innovative methods to make a meaningful impact.

Academic literature review

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Association between alcohol consumption and chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

R Karimi, N Mallah, S Nedjat, MJ Beasley, B Takkouche

British Journal of Anaesthesia 129 (3), 355-365

Sleep quality as a mediator of the relation between depression and chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

R Karimi, N Mallah, R Scherer, R Rodríguez-Cano, B Takkouche

British Journal of Anaesthesia

Factors Contributing to the Link between Physical Well-Being and Chronic Pain in Young People from Galicia, Northwest Spain

R Karimi, J Prego-Domínguez, B Takkouche

Journal of Clinical Medicine 12 (13), 4228

Effects of Remdesivir and Favipiravir on Covid-19 Clinical Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

SSH Nazari, R Karimi, M Mohammadian, M Maghsoudi, Y Khani

Biomedical Research and Therapy 10 (5), 5701-5716

Association between Myocardial Infarction Location and In-Hospital Mortality in Iran: A Nationwide Study

M Shahbaz, SSH Nazari, A Salehipour, R Karimi

Cardiovascular Prevention and Pharmacotherapy 3 (4), 124-133

A Dynamical System Approach in Modeling Drug Abuse in Isfahan Province, Iran

SA Koehler, K Mohammad, K Holakouie-Naieni, R Karimi, YZ Mehrjerdi, ...

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 13 (1)

The relationship between maternal mental health during pregnancy and type of delivery in the suburbs of Bandar Abbas during 2017-2018

H Moameri, S Nematollahi, M Yaseri, HA Gharaee, R Karimi, ...

Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran 33, 108

A forensic epidemiological investigation of the characteristics of completed suicides in Isfahan province, Iran

J Karimi, K Holakouie-Naieni, SA Koehler, A Soleymanpour, R Karimi, ...

Iranian journal of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 12 (2)

A forensic epidemiological study of homicide in Isfahan Province and review of the literature

J Karimi, SA Koehler, R Karimi, A Soleymanpour, K Mohammad, ...

The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology 38 (3), 233-240

Unnatural deaths among children and adolescents in Isfahan Province, Iran: a forensic epidemiology study of postmortem data

K Holakouie-Naieni, SA Koehler, R Karimi, F Mardani, J Karimi

Journal of forensic nursing 12 (2), 90-94