Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles:

  • [1] Rafei A, Pasha E, Jamshidi Orak R. A Warning Threshold for Monitoring Tuberculosis Surveillance data: an Alternative to Hidden Markov Model, Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2015. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [2] Hosseini M, Yousefifard M, Baikpour M, Fayaz M, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rafei A, Etemad k, Gouya MM, Asgari F, Mohammad K. Age, period and cohort analysis of high cholesterol levels in Iranian adults over a 20-year period, Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 2019. [PubMed][Abstract]
  • [3] Toorang F, Sasanfar B, Razeghi Jahromi S, Ebrahimi Koujan S, Narmchesm S, Rafei A, Zendehdel, K. Validation of Diet History Questionnaire in Assessing Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Iranian Population, Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2019. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [4] Hosseini M, Yaseri M, Asady H, Eleojo Musa A, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rafei A, Etemad K, Gouya MM, Asgari F, Yousefifard M. Prevalence of high blood pressure in Iranian adults based on the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline, Medical Journal of The Islamic Republic of Iran, 2019. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [5] Ghelichkhani P, Yaseri M, Yousefifard M, Baikpour M, Asady H, Oraii AR, Rafei A, Hosseini M. The Gap of Cigarette and Hookah Smoking Between Socioeconomic Groups in Iran: Effect of Inequalities on Socioeconomic Position, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2018. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [6] Mojarrab Sh, Rafei A, Akhondzadeh Sh, Jeddian AR, Jafarpour M, Zendehdel K. Diseases and Health Outcomes Registry Systems in I.R. Iran: Successful Initiative to Improve Public Health Programs, Quality of Care, and Biomedical Research, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2018. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [7] Abbasi M, Neishaboury MR, Koohpayehzadeh J, Etemad K, Meysamie AP, Asgari F, Noshad S, Afarideh M, Ghajar AR, Ganji M, Rafei A, Mousavizadeh M, Khajeh E, Heidari B, Saadat M, Nakhjavani M, Esteghamati AR. National Prevalence of Self-Reported Coronary Heart Disease and Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris: Factor Analysis of the Underlying Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the Fourth Round of the SuRFNCD-2011, Global Heart, 2018. [PubMed][abstract]
  • [8] Nemati S, Rafei A, Freedman N, Fotouhi A, Asgari F, Zendehdel K. Cigarette and Water-Pipe Use in Iran: Geographical Distribution and Time Trends among the Adult Population; A Pooled Analysis of National STEPS Surveys, 2006–2009, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2017. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [9] Yaseri M, Afarideh M, Hosseini M, Yousefifard M, Rafei A, Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Etemad K, Gouya MM, Noshad S, Bagheri M, Ataei N. Zero and Five End-digit Preference and Blood Pressure Quality of Care Revisited, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2017. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [10] Asgari F, Majidi A, Koohpayehzadeh J, Etemad K, Rafei A. Oral Hygiene Status in a General Population of Iran, 2011: A Key Lifestyle Marker in Relation to Common Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 2015. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [11] Noormohammadpour P, Mansournia MA, Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rostami M, Rafei A, Ramin Kordi. Prevalence of Chronic Neck Pain, Low Back Pain, and Knee Pain and Their Related Factors in Community-Dwelling Adults in Iran: A Population-based National Study, The Clinical Journal of Pain, 2017. [abstract][PubMed]
  • [12] Noshad S, Abbasi M, Etemad K, Meysamie A, Afarideh M, Khajeh E, Asgari F, Mousavizadeh M, Rafei A, Neishaboury M, Ghajar AR, Nakhjavani M, Koohpayehzadeh Jalil, Esteghamati AR. The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Iran: a 2011 Update, Journal of Diabetes, 2016. [abstract][PubMed]
  • [13] Esteghamati AR, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, Abbasi M, Meysamie AP, Khajeh E, Asgari F, Noshad S, Rafei A, Mousavizadeh M, Neishaboury MR, Afarideh M, Nakhjavani M. Awareness, Treatment and Control of Pre-hypertension, and Hypertension among Adults in Iran, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2016. [PDF][PubMed]
  • [14] Hosseini M, Yousefifard M, Baikpour M, Rafei A, Fayaz M, Heshmat R, Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Etemad K, Gouya MM, Mohammad K. Twenty-year dynamics of hypertension in Iranian adults; Age, Period and Cohort analysis, Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, 2015. [abstract][PubMed]
  • [15] Dalvand S, Koohpayehzadeh J, Karimlou M, Asgari F, Rafei A, Seifi B, Niksima, SH, Bakhshi, E. Assessing Factor Related to Waist Circumference and Obesity: Application of a Latent Variable Model, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2015. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • [16] Hosseini M, Baikpour M, Yousefifard M, Fayaz M, Koohpayehzadeh J, Ghelichkhani P, Asady H, Asgari F, Etemad K, Rafei A, Gouya MM. Blood Pressure Percentiles by Age and Body Mass Index for Adults, EXCLI Journal, 2015. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • [17] Bakhshi E, Koohpayehzadeh J, Seifi B, Rafei A, Biglarian A, Asgari F, Etemad K, Bidhendi Yarandi R. Obesity and Related Factors in Iran: The STEPS Survey, 2011, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 2015. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [18] Hosseini M, Navidi I, Yousefifard M, Heshmat R, Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Etemad K, Rafei A, Gouya MM. Serum HDL-C Level of Iranian adults: results from sixth national Surveillance of Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Disease, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 2014. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [19] Adavi M, Salehi M, Roudbari M, Asgari F, Rafei A. The comparison of the predictive precision of artificial neural networks and bivariate logistic regression in diagnosis of patients with hypertension, Razi Journal of Medical Sciences, 2014. [abstract][PDF]
  • [20] Bidhendi Yarandi R, Rahgozar M, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rafei A, Asgari F, Bakhshi E. Association Between Major Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors and Fasting Blood Glucose in Iran: Comparison of Two Techniques, with and without Dichotomizing the Response, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 2014. [abstract]
  • [21] Esteghamati AR, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, Abbasi M, Meisamie AP, Noshad S, Asgari F, Mousavizadeh M, Rafei A, Khajeh E, Neishaboury MR, Sheikhbahaei, Nakhjavani M. Trends in Prevalence of Diabetes and Impaired Fasting Glucose according to Obesity in Iran, 2005-2011, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2014. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [22] Koohpayehzadeh J, Etemad K, Abbasi M, Meisamie AP, Sheikhbahaei S, Asgari F, Noshad S, Hafezi-Nejad N, Rafei A, Mousavizadeh M, Khajeh E, Ebadi M, Nakhjavani M, Esteghamati AR. Gender-specific changes in physical activity pattern in Iran: national surveillance of NCD risk factors (2007–2011), International Journal of Public Health, 2013. [PubMed][abstract]
  • [23] Yousefi A, Sepehri AS, Kargar M, Akhondzadeh S, Rafei A, Sadeghi M, Alimadadi A, Ghaeli P. Comparing Effects of Ketamine and Thiopental Administration during Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: a Randomized, Double-Blind Study, The Journal of ECT, 2013. [PubMed][abstract]
  • [24] Hosseini M, Yousefifard M, Taslimi S, Sohanaki H, Nourijelyani K, Asgari F, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, HeidarianMiri H, Rafei A, Gouya MM, Mohammad K. Trend of Blood Cholesterol Level in Iran: Results of Four National Surveys During 1991-2008, Acta Medica Iranica, 2013. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [25] Hosseini M, Taslimi S, Yousefifard M, Safarpour M, Asgari F, Etemad K, HeidarianMiri H, Rafei A, Koohpayehzadeh J, Gouya MM. Serum cholesterol level nomograms for Iranian adults; suggestion for cut-offs on the basis of a national survey, Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2012. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [26] Rafei A, Pasha E, Jamshidi Orak R. Tuberculosis Surveillance using a Hidden Markov Model, Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2012. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [27] Kuhpayezadeh J, Dargahi H, Shajari J, Rafei A, Narenjiha M, Afsharpour S, Mehdivarzi D. Investigation of Clinical Medical Teachers’ Opinion about Validity-Feasibility of Clinical Assessment Tools in Medical Sciences Universities in Tehran. Creative Education, 2012. [abstract][PDF]
  • [28] Moghisi AR, Rafei A. Effect of Urbanization on Incidence of Non-communicable Diseases, Community-Based Initiatives Series of Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, WHO, 2012. [PDF]

Oral Presentations:

  • [29] Rafei A, Elliott M, Flannagan C. Bayesian Doubly Robust Adjustment for Finite Population Inference Using Big Data: Application to Naturalistic Driving Studies, Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2019. [abstract]
  • [30] Elliott M, Rafei A, Flannagan C. Calibrating Big Data for Population Inference, The Annual Conference of European Survey Research Association, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. [abstract]
  • [31] Elliott M, Rafei A, Flannagan C. Big Data for Finite Population Inference: Calibrating Pseudo-Weights, The 6th Italian Conference on Survey Methodology – Survey and Data Science, Florence, Italy, 2019. [abstract]
  • [32] Elliott M, Rafei A, Flannagan C. Big Data for Finite Population inference: Calibrating pseudo-weights based on estimated control totals using the general regression estimator, The 74th Annual Conference of American Association for Public Opinion and Research, Toronto, Canada, 2019. [abstract]
  • [33] Rafei A, Lee S. Improving Rotation Group Bias in the Current Population Survey Using a Modified Hidden Markov Model, The Annual Conference of Midwest American Association for Public Opinion and Research, Chicago, Illinois, 2018. [abstract]
  • [34] Rafei A, Li Y. Design-based Approaches to Adjust for Complex Sampling Scheme in Additive Hazards Models, The Annual Conference of Midwest American Association for Public Opinion and Research, Chicago, Illinois, 2018. [abstract]
  • [35] Elliott M, Rafei A, Flannagan C. Calibrating Big Data for Finite Population Inference: Applying Quasi-randomization Approach on Naturalistic Driving Data using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees, BigSurv18 – Big Data Meets Survey Science, Barcelona, Spain, 2018. [abstract]
  • [36] Rafei A, Elliott M, Flannagan C. Calibrating Big Data for Finite Population Inference: Applying Quasi-randomization Approach on Naturalistic Driving Data using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees, The 73rd Annual Conference of American Association for Public Opinion and Research, Denver, Colorado, 2018. [abstract]
  • [37] Rafei A, Jamshidi Orak R, Pasha E. A Warning Threshold for Monitoring Tuberculosis Surveillance using a Periodic Hidden Markov Model, Ninth Seminar of Probability and Stochastic Processes, 2013.
  • [38] Khoshnevisan MH, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rafei A, Asgari F, Ebnahmadi A. Oral Hygiene Behavior in Iran: National NCD Risk Factor Surveillance. 9th Iranian & 13th Kuwaiti Divisions of IADR joint Congress, 2013. [abstract]
  • [39] Rafei A, Pasha E, Jamshidi Orak R. A Periodic Autoregressive Hidden Markov Model for the Surveillance of Tuberculosis, Twelfth Conference of Islamic Countries on Statistical Science, 2012. [abstract]
  • [40] Rafei A, Asgari F, Azimi S, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rezanejad Asl P, Bejani S, Etemad K. Secular trend of obesity and overweight over past six years in Iran: From the viewpoint of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance System, Third Iranian Congress of obesity, 2012. [in Persian] [PDF]

Other Publications:

  • [41] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Annual report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance of Iran 2011, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2013. [PDF]
  • [42] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The booklet: Pattern of Major NCD Risk Factors Prevalence in Iran, according to 4 nationwide studies on NCD risk factors Surveillance 2004-2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2013. [PDF]
  • [43] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Annual report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance of Iran 2008, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [44] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Annual report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance of Iran 2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [45] Rafei A. An executive manual for the National Survey of Oral Health in Iran 2012, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012.
  • [46] Asgari F, Rafei A, Koohpayehzadeh J. An executive manual for the National Survey of NCD Risk Factors in Iran 2012, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012.
  • [47] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Provincial report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance, 2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [48] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Provincial report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance, 2008, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [49] Rafei A, Asgari F, Koohpayehzadeh J. The booklet: Iran Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors Report from 2006 to 2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2011. [PDF]
  • [50] Asgari F, Azimi S, Rafei A, Bejani S. The booklet: Non-communicable Diseases Risk Factors Surveillance system in Iran, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2011. [PDF in EnglishPersian]