Dr Davoud Pourmarzi

BSc (Pub Hlth) Tehran University of Medical Science, MSc (Epi) Tehran University of Medical Science, PhD: QUT
Research Fellow


Davoud is an epidemiologist with interest in evidence-based diseases prevention and control programs. His research examines the effectiveness, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of diseases prevention and control programs and strategies. He has worked for more than 10 years in the areas of primary health care delivery and diseases prevention and control programs management. Davoud's PhD project was on developing successful community-based models of care for the elimination of hepatitis C virus as a public health threat in Australia. Davoud is a Curriculum Convenor for the MAE program and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has extensive experience in teaching and educational leadership in tertiary education in public health areas.


Research interests

- Diseases Prevention and Control Programs

- Sexual Health

- Blood-borne Viruses

- Primary Health Care

- Migrants' Health


  • Pourmarzi, Davoud, Smirnov, Andrew, Hall, Lisa, Thompson, Hayley, FitzGerald, Gerard, and Rahman, Tony (2020). Enablers and barriers for the provision of community-based HCV treatment: a case study of a real-world practice. Journal of Viral Hepatitis 27 (5) jvh.13259 484-496. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13259
  • Pourmarzi, D, Smirnov, A, Hall, L et al. 2020, ''I'm over the moon!': patient-perceived outcomes of hepatitis C treatment [IN PRESS]', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. online. https://doi.org/10.1071/py20013
  • Pourmarzi, D, Hall, L, Smirnov, A et al. 2020, 'Framework for community-based models for treating hepatitis C virus', Australian Health Review, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 459-469. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH18220
  • Pourmarzi, D, Thompson, H, Thomas, J et al. 2019, 'Outcomes of a tertiary-based innovative approach to engage primary care providers in provision of hepatitis C treatment in community settings', BMC Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1335, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7604-5
  • Pourmarzi, D, Smirnov, A, Hepworth, J et al. 2019, 'Elements of community-based models for treating hepatitis C virus in supporting HCV elimination in Australia: A Delphi study', International Journal of Health Planning and Management, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. e1247-e1256. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2770
  • Pourmarzi, D, Hall, L, Hepworth, J et al. 2019, 'Clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of community-based treatment of hepatitis C virus infection: A mixed method systematic review', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 432-453. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13045
  • Pourmarzi, D & Sharami, S 2017, 'Midwives' educational needs and knowledge about sexually transmittable infections in the Islamic Republic of Iran', Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 611-618. https://doi.org/10.26719/2017.23.9.611
  • Pourmarzi, D, Khoramirad, A & Gaeeni, M 2017, 'Perceived Stigma in People Living With HIV in Qom', Journal of Family and Reproductive Health, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 202-210. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6168756
  • Khoramirad, A, Mousavi, M, Dadkhahtehrani, T, Pourmarzi, D. 2015, 'Relationship between sleep quality and spiritual well-being/religious activities in Muslim women with breast cancer', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 54, pp. 2276-2285. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-014-9978-0
  • Pourmarzi, D, Rimaz, S & al-sadat Merghati khoei, E 2014, 'Sexual and Reproductive Health Educational Needs in Engaged Couples in Tehran', Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, vol. 11, pp. 225-232. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-014-0159-4