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Research Center in Health Modeling
History and Permissions
The idea of setting up an epidemiological research center for non-communicable diseases in 2008 was conducted by Dr. Ahmadi, along with the follow up of the establishment of a Master's degree in epidemiology at School of Public Health in Shahrekord University Medical of Sciences (SKUMS), and remained silent regarding his mission to complete postgraduate education in a Ph.D.
In 2014, the idea was restored and followed up by their return to university. This idea was followed up in October 2014 with the participation of a group of faculty members from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and faculty members from other colleges, including clinical and clinical staff. 
The application was sent to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor of Research and Technology of the University and the chairman of the Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. Finally, after a year of study, the name of the modeling research center for non-communicable diseases was proposed by the Ministry of Health.
Several articles have been published with Ephesus. Finally, by completing the documentation and reprinting and follow-up, at the meeting of the Vice-Chancellor of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education on 11/24/1994, as well as in the second and fifty-third session of the Council for the Promotion of the Medical Sciences Universities of the country Dated 9/22/2015, in the letter No. 1009/500 / dated 18.3.2015, the Minister of Health and Medical Education was approved by the Health Modeling Research Center of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences.
The center has several Model Committees Statistical, mathematical, economical, psychological, epidemiologic and policy-making in health, artificial intelligence, Data mining and information technology.
 
 
Vision
Our vision included the Effective and efficient use of actual and potential capabilities in Shahrkord university of medical sciences(SKUMS) in order to scientific research development and community health promotion. We decide to get a good place in Iranian modeling in health research centers’ ranking during next 5 years.
 
Mission
• To speed research promotion in academic staff of our university
• To promote research both in quality and quantity
• To be good-centered in modeling in health
• To promote collaboration between national and international centers
Modeling in Health Research Center is one of the research centers affiliated to the Research and Technology Dept. of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences.
By providing research projects and holding workshops related to research, through the statistical, economic, conceptual, mathematical, data mining and artificial intelligence modeling, the center will provide a basis for a better understanding of the current and future issues of health and Provides decision-making to solve these issues.
 
Goals
• To speed research promotion in academic staff of our university
• To promote research both in quality and quantity
• To provide infrastructure organizational and equipment and promote managerial capability of research center
Priorities:
1. Statistical modeling of health determinants and especially factors related to non-communicable diseases, time series models, regression models, multilevel analysis models, GIS, common disease risk modeling, screening evaluations, diagnosis of diseases and prevention models, Models of risk assessment for cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
2. Mathematical modeling of health-related factors, especially non-communicable diseases, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, numerical methods for solving health modeling issues, mathematical modeling of cancer, dynamic models and interval calculations.
3. Economic modeling in non-obstructive diseases, cost-benefit assessment, non-communicable disease care assessment and hospital care.
4. Modeling artificial intelligence, neural network, fuzzy, classical and bias in health and non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.
5. Identification of patterns and trends of risk factors for communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases using models and prediction of burden of diseases.
6. Identification and analysis of factors related to survival of patients and the use of survival analysis models in communicable and non-communicable diseases.
7. Geographical and Spatial Analysis of Health and Illnesses and Determinants.
8. Evaluation and prioritization of health and safety indicators, demographic and related insurance and health surveys.
9. Assessing and improving the quality of medical and health statistics, mortality and disease statistics, and surveys of outbreaks.
10. Modeling the factors influencing the risk factors of cancers and their outcomes, cardiovascular diseases, accidents and accidents, mental illness, quality of life, health and social capital, respiratory diseases and COPD, stress, digestive diseases, ulcerative colitis, and kidney diseases.
11. Epidemiologic studies in the field of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
12- Study of the cohort of Shahrekord and creation of database on non-communicable diseases in rural and urban areas of Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province.
13. Epidemiological genetic studies in non-communicable diseases, especially diabetes, multiple sclerosis, addiction and substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure
14. Data mining and health information technology, work with bulk data, health technology assessment
 
 
 
Modeling in Health Research Center at a glance
     
 Approval date    2015.3.14
     
 Starting date    November 2015
     
 Goals  
to analyze risk factors, incidence rates, prevalence, trends, outcomes and the models of environmental and genetic determinants of Health, NCDs and their outcomes as well as interaction among such determinants.
 
     
 Study population  
Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province: Around 65-70% of this province’s population lives in urban areas and the rest do in rural areas. Shahrekord cohort center (urban cohort with ten area in Shahrekord) and five office fields (rural cohort with ten area) in Ardal district. (35-75 years, both sexes)
 
     
 Sampling method and sample size   multistage, stratified cluster random sampling method. 
N=10078
     
 Data Collection    Questionnaires, check list, observation, interview
     
 Follow up Methods  
Phone, Annual follow-ups (200,000 person-year) of the cohort were designed to be conducted up to 2036
     
 Main Exposures  
a detailed demographic, socioeconomic, general health, quality of life, physical activity, anthropometric indexes, stress, health literacy, social capital, nutrition and eating habits, lifestyle, occupational history, living place, blindness, deafness, electrocardiography, lung capacities, blood pressure, sleep, smoking and alcohol, contact to animals, physical examinations and medical history, dental health, used drugs and supplements, glucose and lipid profiles.
 
     
 Outcome  
Incidence of common NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal, respiratory, renal, hepatic, accidents, injury and neurological diseases, MS), trend of risk factors, hospitalization, disability, and death were considered the outcomes of the cohort.
 
     
Related links for study design   https://cohort.skums.ac.ir/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29801446
     
 Principal Investigator   Ali Ahmadi, Ph.D in Epidemiology
Postal Address: 88155383
 
 

 
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2019/05/12
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