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Health Policy Research Center


Health Policy Research Center


Year founded: 2009

Health Policy Research Center (HPRC) is a research center affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) which was founded in October 2009. It is directed by Professor Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, the previous Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education.


Research Priorities

  • Health policy and health system reform
  • Health economics
  • Health Equity and its determinants
  • Non-communicable diseases with emphasis on cardiovascular diseases, cancers, burden of diseases, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome
  • Communicable diseases with emphasis on viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, influenza
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and drugs’ safety
  • Trauma due to traffic accidents and its interventions
  • Women’s health with emphasis on Fars’ population
  • Mental health and social harms
  • Schools’ health
  • Community nutrition and nutrition in high risk populations
  • Knowledge translation
  • Aged people’s health
  • E-health and mobile health interdisciplinary authority in medical sciences



  • Receiving Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi medal
  • Holding more than 15 international seminars on the research priorities of HPRC
  • Publishing more than 5 books on different aspects of health policies
  • Launching 5 journals in HPRC in the fields of medicine, women’s health, schools’ health and Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Developing and managing joint courses of Master of Public Health (MPH)with Jackson State University, United States
  • Developing and managing virtual MPH courses on health policy making and some other educational courses for Ph.D. by research students
  • Holding more than 40 research methodology workshops for student empowerment
  • Ranked as the 3rd three-year Biomedical research center in 2012
  • Ranked as 27th among 600 Biomedical research centers above three years of age in the country
  • Ranked 5th among the 63 SUMS affiliated research centers




Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine

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Contact information:


Health Policy Research Center

No. 2, 8th floor, School of Medicine, Zand St., Shiraz, Iran

PO Box: 71348-45794


Tel.: + 98 71 32309615

Fax: + 98 71 32309615


Link to the Center’s Website