Dr Davoud Pourmarzi

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


I am an epidemiologist with interest in evidence-based diseases prevention and control programs. My research examines the effectiveness and acceptability of diseases prevention and control programs and strategies. I have worked for more than 12 years in the areas of primary health care delivery and diseases prevention and control programs management. I am a Curriculum Convenor for the MAE Program and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have extensive experience in teaching and learning leadership in tertiary education in public health areas. I am a convenor for The Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) Teaching and Learning special interest group.

My students are saying I help them to learn. In 2022 and 2023 I received College of Health and Medicine Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Education for Excellence in Supervision. This are what my students said about me:

"Davoud has a strong adherence to ethical standards that he imparts to his students and ensures high-quality reputable research. Davoud provides outstanding support for his students through regular meetings, valuable timely feedback, and maintaining a flexible empathetic approach for students experiencing hardships or complex needs."

"Davoud exemplifies excellence in supervision. He provided me with a constant trickle of constructive advice that, rather than steering my MAE journey in any particular direction, watered the seeds of thought that allowed me to find the path myself."


  • Casey, L, Pourmarzi, D, Wessel, E et al. 2022, 'Injecting drug use opportunities and reasons for choosing not to inject: A population-based study of Australian young adults who use stimulants', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 873-882.
  • Thoradeniya, M, Pourmarzi, D, Wessel, E et al. 2021, 'The prevalence of mental health disorders among young adults who use amphetamineâ€?type stimulants, compared to young adults who do not', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 557-566.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Allen, K, Lambert, S.B, Yuen, A, Pourmarzi, D. 2022, 'Factors associated with COVID-19 booster vaccine willingness among migrants from the Eastern Mediterranean living in Australia: a cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, vol 22, no. 1. https://doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14608-5.