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Mostafa Amini Rarani

Mostafa Amini-Rarani , PhD

Assistant Professor

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  • CV: CV.1402.1.pdf (1.03 MB)

School :

School of Management and Medical Information Sciences

Department :

Department of Health Services Management

Research Center :

Health Managment and Economics Research Center

work address :

School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezar Jerib Ave, 8174673461 Isfahan, Iran

Education :

PhD in Health policy

Relevant Work Experience :

I am PhD in health policy from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. I am working as an assistant professor in the department of health services management, school of management and medicali Information sSciences at the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Fields of my research focoused on measurnig health inequlity and health policy analysis. My current research interests are working on the socioeconomic inequality in cancers (mainly breast, cervical, and colorectal) and diabetics among Iranian population. Moreover, I am learning QCA (qualitative comparative analysis) now.

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Research Experience :

  1. Niloofar Dabaghi, Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Mehdi Nosratabadi, Investigating the relationship between socioeconomic status and domestic violence against women in Isfahan, Iran in 2021: A cross-sectional study, Health Science Reports, 18 May 2023.
  2. Amini-Rarani M, Karimi S, Gharacheh L. Descriptive phenomenology study of the reasons for the low uptake of free health service package among type II diabetic patients. BMC Health Services Research. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-3.
  3. Qorbani, M., Rarani, M.A., Kasaeian, A., Djalalinia, S., Nouri, K., Rastad, H., Shahrestanaki, E., Motlagh, M.E., Heshmat, R. and Kelishadi, R., 2022. Socioeconomic inequality in violent behaviors, life dissatisfaction, and self-rated health in pediatric population: the CASPIAN-V study. BMC psychiatry, 22(1), pp.1-9.
  4. Jahanbakhsh M, Amini-Rarani M, Tahmasebian S, Shahbazi M. Identifying and ranking the attributes of hospitals readiness to apply bring your own device: An explanatory sequential mixed study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2022 Nov 30;31:20101058221144113.
  5. Ghasemi M, Amini-Rarani M, Zadeh NS, Karimi S. Role of public-private partnerships in primary healthcare services worldwide: A scoping review. Health scope. 2022 Aug 31;11(3).
  6. Amini-Rarani M, Heshmat R, Djalalinia S, Motlagh ME, Ziaodini H, Atoofi MK, Shafiee G, Qorbani M, Asayesh H, Taheri M, Raeisi A. Socioeconomic difference in physical activity in children and their parents: The childhood and adolescence surveillance and prevention of adult noncommunicable disease study. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health. 2022 Jan 1;11(1):10.
  7. Vahidi J, Takian A, Amini-Rarani M, Moeeni M. “To enroll or not to enroll”: a qualitative study on preferences for dental insurance in Iran. BMC Health Services Research. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-2.[In Persian].
  8. Jafari H, Amini-Rarani M, Ranjbar M, Shafiee M, Haj-Hashemi A. Investigating the effects of social determinants of traffic crash mortality in Isfahan City. Journal of community health research. 2022:11(2).
  9. Amini Rtarani M, Asadi L. The Process of Domestic Violence Agenda Setting in the Corona Pandemic: an Aapplication of Kingdon Multiple Streams Model. Nurs Midwifery J. 2021; 19 (9) :752-761. [In Persian].
  10. Najafi E, Amini-Rarani M, Moeeni M. Correlates of Demand for Basic Dental Services in Iranian Households. J Isfahan Dent Sch 2022; 18(1): 59-69. [In Persian].
  11. Amini-Rarani, M., Vahedi, S., Borjali, M. et al. Socioeconomic inequality in congenital heart diseases in Iran. Int J Equity Health 20, 251 (2021).
  12. Najafi E, Amini-Rarani M, Moeeni M. Inequality in dental care expenditure in Iranian households: analysis of income quintiles and educational levels. BMC Oral Health. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-8.
  13. Amini-Rarani M, Abutoraabi SH, Nosratabadi M. The Role of Social Health and Demographic Factors in Bread Quality: An Ecological Study in Isfahan, Iran. Journal of Food Quality. 2021 Jul 3;2021.
  14. Borjali M, Amini-Rarani M, Nosratabadi M. Nonmedical Determinants of Congenital Heart Diseases in Children from the Perspective of Mothers: A Qualitative Study in Iran. Cardiology Research and Practice. 2021 Aug 17;2021.
  15. Leila Sahrzadi, Ahmad Shabani, Mostafa Amini-Rarani*. Policy Making based on the Chaos Theory under COVID-19 Conditions. Health Information Management. 2021; 18(2). [In Persian].
  16. Darvishi A, Amini-Rarani M, Mehrolhassani MH, Yazdi-Feyzabadi V. Fairness in household financial contribution to the Iran’s healthcare system from 2008 to 2018. BMC Research Notes. 2021 Dec;14(1):1-5.
  17. Pourreza A, Sadeghi A, Amini-Rarani M, Khodayari-Zarnaq R, Jafari H. Contributing factors to the total fertility rate declining trend in the Middle East and North Africa: a systemic review. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 2021 Dec;40(1):1-7.
  18. Amini-Rarani M, Mohammadi F, Shaarbafchizadeh N, Yazdi-Feyzabadi V. ‘Poverty’s scar: A qualitative inquiry of financing shortcomings in specialized burn hospitals. Burns. 2021 Aug 1;47(5):1191-202.
  19. Shaarbafchizadeh N, Amini-Rarani M, Mohammadi F. Resource generation challenges for burn care in Iran. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2021 May 19.
  20. Amini-Rarani M, Mansouri A, Nosratabadi M. Decomposing educational inequality in maternal mortality in Iran. Women & Health.2021 Mar 16;61(3):244-53
  21. Amini-Rarani M, Nosratabadi M. Content analysis of the official curriculum of undergraduate degree in Iran's medical sciences universities from the perspective of social health: A qualitative study. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 2021 Jan 1;10(1):182.
  22. Monsef S, Javanmard SH, Amini-Rarani M, Yarmohammadian MH, Yazdi Y, Haghshenas A. Idea Generation Through Hackathon Event in Emergencies and Disasters, with Emphasis on Managing Flash Flood Disaster. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 2021 May 18:1-5.
  23. Yarmohammadian MH, Monsef S, Javanmard SH, Yazdi Y, Amini-Rarani M. The role of hackathon in education: Can hackathon improve health and medical education? J Edu Health Promot 2021;10:334.
  24. Babaei A, Amini-Rarani M, Keyvanara M. Health and Psychological Determinants of Uncontested Divorce in the City of Kermanshah. Social Determinants of Health.;6:e21-e21.
  25. Amini-Rarani M, Morasae EK, Pashaei T, Moeeni M. Redemption from plight: a qualitative study on reasons behind treatment decisions among Iranian male opioid users. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2020 Dec;15(1):1-1.
  26. Vahedi S, Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Amini-Rarani M, Mohammadbeigi A, Khosravi A, Rezapour A. Tracking socio-economic inequalities in healthcare utilization in Iran: a repeated cross-sectional analysis. BMC Public Health. 2020 Dec;20(1):1-2.
  27. Vahidi J, Takian A, Amini-Rarani M, Moeini M. Attributes related to dissatisfaction with health insurance coverage in patients visiting to dental clinics in Tehran city. Iran J Health Insur. 2020 Oct 10;3(3):222-33. [In Persian]
  28. Abutoraabi S H, Amini-Rarani M, Nosratabadi M, Mirlohi M. Investigating Social Health of Bakers and the Related Factors in Isfahan, Iran. Iran Occupational Health. 2020; 17 (1) :1-12. [In Persian]
  29. Jahanbakhsh M, Amini-Rarani M, Tahmasebian S, Shahbazi M. Policy Making for Applying Bring Your Own Device Approach in COVID-19 Pandemic: A Perspective. Health Information Management. 2020; 17(2): 87-9. [In Persian].
  30. Shabazi M, Rarani MA, Tahmasebian S, Jahanbakhsh M. BYOD and its Application in the Healthcare Environment. Applied Health Information Technology. 2020.
  31. Jafari H, Ranjbar M, Amini-Rarani M, Hashemi FS, Bidoki SS. Experiences and Views of Users about Delivering Services through the Integrated Health System: A qualitative study. The Journal of Tolooebehdasht. 2020 Jun 24. [In Persian]
  32. Khankosh M, Amini Rarani M, Nosratabadi M. Effect of anger management training on aggression and anxiety of working children. Koomesh. 2020 Apr 10;22(2):255-62. [In Persian]
  33. Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Mehrolhassani MH, Amini-Rarani M*. Profile of Productivity and Equity in Health Resource Generation: Policy Implications of Iran’s Health Transformation Plan. Evidence Based Health Policy, Management and Economics. 2020 Mar 10;4(1):49-56.
  34. Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Amini-Rarani M, Delavari S. The health consequences of economic sanctions: Call for health diplomacy and international collaboration. Archives of Iranian medicine. 2020 Apr 1;23(pecial):S51.
  35. Khankosh M, Rarani MA, Nosratabadi M. The Effect of Anger Management Training on Aggression of Labor Childrenin Isfahan, 2017. Journal of social work. 2020;9(1):24-31. [In Persian]
  36. Mohammadzade M, Rarani M, Keyvanara M. Social and medical determinants of burn-related mortality in Isfahan, Iran. Archives of Trauma Research. 2020;9(3):99-105.
  37. Mahdiyan S, Akbari M, Bozorgi M, Amini-Rarani M*. Identifying and prioritizing challenges related to promoting the health system performance assessment in Iran. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 2020;9.
  38. Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Amini-Rarani M*. Evidence Informed Policymaking in Infectious Disease Epidemics: Implicajafations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Health Information Management. 2020; 17(1): 39-42. [In Persian]
  39. Hamed S, Amini-Rarani M, Nosratabadi M. Social Support, Quality of life and Social health in Older Adults in Lorestan, Iran: A Structural Equation Modeling. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine.;11(1):87-91.
  40. Vahidibenehkohal J, Takian A, Moeeni M, Rarani MA. pmu72 attributes of dissatisfaction of health insurance coverage in patients visited public and private dental healthcare centers. Value in Health. 2019 Nov 1;22:S720. [conference]
  41. Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Rashidian A, Rarani MA*. Socio-economic inequality in unhealthy snacks consumption among adolescent students in Iran: a concentration index decomposition analysis. Public health nutrition. 2019 Jun 14:1-0.
  42. Zadeh NS, Mohammadi F, Rarani MA*, Javadi M, Mohammadzade M, Yazdi-Feyzabadi V. How the service delivery works in the Iranian specialised burns hospitals? A qualitative approach. PloS one. 2019 May 21;14(5):e0216489.
  43. Rarani MA, Heshmat R, Djalalinia S, Motlagh ME, Ziaodini H, Mahdavi-Gorabi A, Taheri M, Ahadi Z, Qorbani M, Kelishadi R. Decomposition of passive smoking inequality in Iranian children and adolescents: the CASPIAN-V Study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2019 Apr 30:1-9.
  44. Rafiei N, Amini Rarani M, Eizadi F, Rafiey H, Seyedghasemi NS. Social support and its role in the prevention of depression and anxiety during pregnancy in Turkmen women. International journal of biomedicine and public health. 2019 Dec 1;2(4):75-80.
  45. Hooshangi Z, Salehi S, Amini-Rarani M. Explanatory social variables of under-5 mortality caused by injury in Isfahan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean health journal. 2020 Jun 1;26(6).
  46. Amini-Rarani M, Nosratabadi M. Assessing the met and unmet needs among elderly people in Isfahan, Iran: A mixed method. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2019 Dec 15;67:195-9.
  47. Raeisi A, Rarani MA, Soltani F. Challenges of patient handover process in healthcare services: A systematic review. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 2019;8.
  48. Amini-Rarani M, Keyvanara M, Nosratabadi M. Content analysis of official curriculum of medical sciences from the perspective of early childhood development. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2019 Apr 10;19:506-18. [In Persian].
  49. Amini-Rarani M, Rashidian A, Bayati M, Morasae EK. Estimation of a Neonatal Health Production Function for Iran: Secondary Analysis of Iran’s Multiple Indicator Demographic and Health Survey 2010. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2019 Jul 18;48(8):1488-95.
  50. Nosratabadi M, Rarani MA*, Shahidi S, Rahimi N. An exploratory study into social and healthcare variables of maternal mortality: a case-control study. Journal of perinatal medicine. 2019 Feb 21.
  51. Foolad Z, Rarani MA, Salehi S. Exploring social health and work conscience among nurses working in hospitals of Shiraz, Iran. Medical Science. 2019 Jan 1;23(95):54-7.
  52. Amini Rarani M, Keyvanara M. Epidemiological Study and Mortality of Burned Patients Hospitalized in Imam Musa Kazim Hospital, Isfahan, Iran During the years 2014-2017. Research in Meneedsdicine. 2019 Jan 1;42(4):215-21. [In Persian]
  53. Rarani MA, Shadi Y, Rashedi V, Morasae EK. What has Iran achieved in under-five mortality in terms of equity and efficiency in the past decades? Public Health. 2019; 166:128-39.
  54. Rouhi N, Jafari H, Setoodehzadeh F, Amini-Rarani M*. Child Health Policies from the Lens of Equality in Iran: A Qualitative Study. Health Scope. 2019;9(1).
  55. Omani-Samani, R., Rarani, M. A., Sepidarkish, M., Morasae, E. K., Maroufizadeh, S., & Almasi-Hashiani, A. (2018). Socioeconomic inequality of unintended pregnancy in the Iranian population: a decomposition approach. BMC public health, 18(1), 607. 
  56.  Rarani MA, Nosratabadi M, Moeeni M. Early childhood development in Iran and its provinces: Inequality versus average. Int J Health Plann Mgmt. 2018;1–10.
  57. Samani RO, Mansournia MA, Almasi‐Hashiani A, Sepidarkish M, Safiri S, Morasae EK, Rarani MA. Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in preterm deliveries in Tehran, Iran. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2017 Oct 12.  
  58. Shadi Y, Lotfi MH, Nedjat S, Rarani MA, Morasae EK. Explaining Unequal Levels of Social Capital in Tehran. Social Indicators Research. 2018, 140 )(1):243-256.  
  59. Rarani MA, Rashidian A, Khosravi A, Arab M, Abbasian E, Morasae EK. Changes in socio-economic inequality in neonatal mortality in Iran between 1995-2000 and 2005-2010: An Oaxaca decomposition analysis. International journal of health policy and management. 2017 Apr;6(4):219.  
  60. Rarani MA, Rashidian A, Khosravi A, Arab M, Abbasian E. Measuring socioeconomic inequality change in child mortality in Iran: two national surveys inequality analysis. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2018.  
  61. Mostafa Amini Rarani, Arash Rashidian, Mohsen Bayati, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae. Estimation of a neonatal health production function for Iran: secondary analysis of Iran’s Multiple Indicator Demographic and Health Survey 2010. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2018.  
  62. Rafiey H, Amini Rarani, Alipour F, Roohi N. Assessment of women’s empowerment: an exploratory study to develop a valid and reliable Persian-version tool. Health Care for Women International. 2018.  
  63. Mansouri A, Rarani MA, Fallahi M, Alvandi I. Irritable bowel syndrome is concentrated in people with higher educations in Iran: an inequality analysis. Epidemiology and health. 2017;39.  
  64. Rafiey H, Alipour F, LeBeau R, Amini Rarani M, Salimi Y, Ahmadi S. Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) in Iranian earthquake survivors. International Journal of Mental Health. 2017 Jul 3;46(3):243-51.  
  65. Rafiey H, Rarani MA, Alipour F, Morasae EK. Development and validation of the Iranian Social Health Questionnaire (IrSHQ). Journal of Health and Social Sciences. 2017;2(1):19-30.   
  66. Rarani MA Rashidian A, Khosravi A, Arab M, Abbasian E. Inequality in Under-Five Mortality in Iran: A National and Subnational Survey Data Analysis. Global Journal of Health Science. 2016:9 (3).  
  67. Mehdi Nosratabadi, Syyed Hamid Nabavi, Vahid Rashedi, Mostafa Amini Rarani*, Socioeconomic determinants of healthcare and emotional needs among Iranian older adults in Isfahan, Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 2018;7  
  68. Nosratabadi M, Rarani MA, Sani MS, Vameghi M. Poverty Trends in Health and Nutrition Expenditures in Tehran Households during 1984-2014: A Cohort Approach. Evidence Based Health Policy, Management & Economics. 2017,1 (1), 8-16.
  69. Karami Z, Alavi M, Amini Rarani M, Hadian M, Momeni T. A study on the adaptation of newly female arrived nurses to hospital environment: a qualitative study. The J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2018;16(4):248-62. [In Persian]
  70. Amini Rarani, Mosafa. Time scarcity: another type of health inequality. Journal of Health Information Management. 2016; 6 (13). [In Persian]
  71. Mostafa Amini Rarani, Arash Rashidian, Ardeshir Khosravi, Mohammad Arab, Ezatollah Abbasian. Socio-Economic Inequality Changes in Under-Five Mortality in Iran: Two National Surveys Analysis. Hakim Health Sys Res. 2017; 20 (3). [In Persian]
  72. Yazdi Feyzabadi V, Ansari M, Amini Rarani M, Naghibzadeh Tahami A, Heydari A. Health team in primary health care: facilitators and inhibitors of the effective function. Journal of Management and Medical Informatics School. 2014 Apr 15;2(1):74-66. [In Persian]
  73. Bayati M, Akbarian R, Kavosi Z, Sadraei Javaheri A, Amini Rarani M, Delavari S. Socioeconomic Determinants of Health in Western Pacific Region: A Panel Data Analysis. Social welfare quarterly. 2013 Jan 15;12(47):111-30. [In Persian]
  74. Rarani MA, Rafiye H, Morasae EK. Social health status in Iran: An empirical study. Iranian journal of public health. 2013;42(2):206.
  75. Amini Rarani M, Mousavi MT, Rafiey H. Correlation of social capital with social health in Iran. Social Welfare Quarterly. 2011 Oct 15;11(42):203-28. [In Persian]
  76. Rafiey H, Amini RM, Samiei M, Akbarian M. The Social Health of Iran: From a Consensus-based Definition to an Evidence-based Index. Social Problem of Iran (Journal of the faculty of literature and humanities). 2011; 1 (1). [In Persian]
  77.  SH Nabavi, M Amini Rarani. Economic Policies and Social Problems in Iran. Social Welfare Quarterly. 2010; 10 (38): 269-291. [In Persian]


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