Dr. Shayesteh Jahanfar
Central Michigan University
Dr. Jahanfar is a reproductive epidemiologist with grounding in public health and biostatistics. She has completed her first PhD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of New South Wales, Australia (1995) and her second PhD in Epidemiology and Health care from the University of British Columbia, Canada (2016). She has 23 years of academic experience in reproductive health and over 70 peer reviewed publications. Her research focuses on reproductive health, women and children health, and genetic versus environment studies. She has established a number of twin studies in Australia, Malaysia, and Canada. She has conducted several epidemiological studies and produced over 15 systematic reviews in the areas of HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, family planning, ultrasound screening and breast-feeding.