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Zahra Goliaei

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Zahra Goliaei earned her medical doctorate in Iran, and after moving to the United States earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree here at the University of San Francisco, as one of the beginning cohorts. She continues working in both community-based and academic-based settings as a researcher in the field of health disparity, refuge, migrant health, and women’s health. She is currently finishing her doctoral dissertation at the University of California Merced.


  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Education and Consultation for Immigrants and Refugees
  • Domestic Violence Consultant

Research Areas

  • Migration Health
  • Refugee Health
  • Reproductive Autonomy
  • Health Disparity


  • University of California Merced, Ph.D. in Public Health, 2022
  • University of San Francisco, MPH, 2015
  • University of Tehran, MD, 2003