Zahra A. Barandouzi, PhD, RN


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Assistant Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Zahra A. Barandouzi, PhD, RN , is an Assistant Professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Dr. Barandouzi's mission as a cancer researcher is to uncover novel insights to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.

Dr. Barandouzi is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Barandouzi received her Master of Science in Nursing from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. She earned her PhD from University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She completed her postdoctoral training at Emory University in oncology nursing.


Dr. Barandouzi's research interests focus on patient-reported outcomes, cancer symptom science and management, omics science, and health disparities. Dr. Barandouzi is currently investigating how the interaction of multilevel social determinants of health with the gut-brain axis contributes to developing and maintaining psychoneurological symptoms in cancer survivors. The results of her work will provide an essential foundation for designing precise interventions using AI to relieve symptoms in the cancer population.


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