Dr. Arash Alaei

    Arash Alaei

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior

    Business Administration, University at Albany
    1400 Washington Avenue, Room 365
    Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
    Phone Number: (518) - 442 - 2586
    Fax Number: (518) - 442 - 2582
                                                                    Email Address: aalaei@albany.edu 

Personal Statement

Dr. Arash Alaei has been working on issues related to health and human rights for more than a decade, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS patients and injecting drug users. He was working in the “Triangular Clinic" for three target groups: drug users; HIV patients; and STD cases in Iran. This model was documented by the World Health Organization/EMRO as a "Best Practice Model".


MD Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Medical Internship Shahid Behesti University of Medical Sciences

Courses Frequently Taught

POS/SPH 272 Health and Human Rights: an Interdisciplinary Approach (Honors College)
POS 486/586 Health and Human Rights: an Interdisciplinary Approach

Research Interests

Experience in the field influenced Dr. Alaei to focus his research on the intersection between health policy management; program development, implementation, and evaluation; patient advocacy, communication, education and care; and health diplomacy. In particular, Dr. Alaei focuses on HIV/AIDS and harm reduction of drug use in the Middle East, including in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

Center Affiliations

Associate Director, Global Institute for Health and Human Rights
Associate Director, International Academic Program

Selected Publications

Kamiar Alaei, Arash Alaei, Vira Ameli, et al. Differential Risk Factors for Non-injecting and Injecting Drug Users in Kermanshah City, Iran. International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Conference Kuala Lumpur 2013.Nov.2013. PB-01

Alaei A; Alaei K. Drug users need more choices at addiction treatment facilities. British Medical Journal (BMJ). 22 March 2013;346:f1520

Alaei A; Alaei K. Health Diplomacy, a case study: An AIDS Prevention and Treatment Initiative in the Middle East. Global Health and Diplomacy. Sept. 2012 p 40-43.

Alaei K; Alaei A. HIV/AIDS and Addiction in Iran. From a long time denial to breaking the silence. Johns Hopkins undergraduate public health research journal Epidemic Proportions. Jan.2007.

Alaei K; Alaei A; Rouzbeh Jahangiri. Women, Gender, and Sex work in Iran. Encyclopedia on Women and Islamic Culture. 2006. Volume IV.

Tabarsi, P., Mansouri, D., Edrissian, O., Alaei, A., Amiri, M., & Mirsaeidi, S. M. (2006). Perianal tuberculosis in an HIV-positive patient. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12(6), 923.

Alaei A; Alaei K. Women, Gender, and HIV/AIDS in Iran. Encyclopedia on Women and Islamic Culture. 2004. Volume III: p7-9.

Alaei K; Alaei A; Mansoori D. Reduction of clinical Tuberculosis in HIV infected males with Isoniazid prophylaxis. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ) Nov. 2002.Vol8; 6:754-757.

Alaei K; Mansoori D; Alaei A. Thrombocytopenia in HIV infected patients, Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal EMHJ Nov.2002.Vol8;6:758-764.

Alaei K.; Alaei A.; Mansoori D.; Shoshani B. Depression and anxiety in HIV-infected patients submitted to HIVIIDU Counseling & Care Center of Kermanshah province during April 2002.Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 55, Number 2, August 2003, pp. 156.