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Farideh Dadsetan

Farideh Dadsetan

The David Chow Humanitarian 2018 Award

Dr. Farideh Kioumehr Dadsetan is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Health and Epidemiology Research Center (IHERC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and prevention of epidemic diseases. As part of that mission, she established the innovative Anti-Violence Campaign for Peace project in 1994.

She is a trained epidemiologist, and graduated from the University of Michigan, has served as the Director of the Health Planning Department of the National Plan and Budget Organization, has taught at Medical School and School of Public Health. She has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters, has been an invited guest speaker in many Academic settings, as well as many television and radio programs both domestically and abroad.

She has received numerous awards, including the very first “Peace Award” from the APHA and has received distinctions from President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, LAUSD Board of education, and many more.

Dr. Kioumehr Dadsetan received her D.V.M. degree from the University of Tehran. She continued her education at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, in Ann Arbor, Michigan earning her M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degree in the field of Epidemiology.

She served as a Director of the Health Planning Department, and taught as a professor at a medical school and school of Public Health for many years.