Rasa Izadnegahdar

Pediatric Global Health Research Fellow

McGill University, MD
Harvard University School of Public Health, MPH

Rasa Izadnegahdar, MD, MPH candidate is a Pediatric Global Health Research Fellow at Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development. His current research focuses on the etiology of childhood pneumonia. Before joining the team at the CGHD, Dr. Izadnegahdar worked predominantly in Cambodia and Western Africa. In 2004, he led an HIV/AIDS knowledge, assessment and practices study of healthcare workers in rural Cambodia. While living in Cambodia, he worked alongside the Ministry of Health and several community-based organizations to develop training for healthcare workers and provide anti-retroviral therapy as well as social supports to families affected by HIV. In Burkina Faso, Dr. Izadnegahdar acted as a project manager and helped develop several bilateral partnerships focused on providing technical assistance to Burkinab√© NGOs. Throughout this time, he has continued to work on increasing the role of global health in medical education in Canada and the US. His current research interests include etiology and management of childhood pneumonia in HIV-endemic areas, community-based interventions aimed at improving childhood survival and global health education. Dr. Izadnegahdar is currently completing his clinical training in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston and his Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He holds a medical degree from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Life Sciences and International Development from Queen’s University, Canada.