Professor Nassiri completed his doctoral degree in Experiential Hematology at the University of Paris VII in Paris, France (1983) and completed a post-graduate fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He is currently Associate Dean of Global Health Programs, Director of the Institute of International Health, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, and lecturer in Tropical Medicine at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Professor Nassiri is an expert in global health education, research, development projects, and governance. He has also made contributions to various fields of medical sciences. He has extensive experience and expertise in HIV/AIDS and has developed HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Programs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He has delivered seminar presentations on HIV/AIDS and Hematologic Malignancies in numerous national and international conferences and workshops as well as serving as a member of Merck's and POMA Speaker's Bureau for HIV/AIDS.
His effort in developing Osteopathic International Outreach Programs for medical students is well recognized by the American Osteopathic Association. He organizes student medical missions on an annual basis in many regions of the world. The goals of these programs are to provide students with opportunities to experience pathologies beyond U.S. borders, to enhance students' understanding of cultural competency, and also to make the host countries aware of the osteopathic approach to the care of patients.
Professor Nassiri is a NBOME item writer for COMLEX level-2 in hematologic disorders and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS. He has undertaken a range of administrative duties at national and international levels, including membership on numerous committees for IAMRA (International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities), UNESCO Bio ethics (a U.N. charter), OIA Outreach Programs, AOA-BIOMEA (AOA Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs), Advisory Committee Member on HIV/AIDS for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Health Board Member for Erie County Department of Health in Erie, Pennsylvania, Vice President of IBN-Sina Medical Society in Cleveland, Ohio, and President of Sigma Xi Scientific Society for the N.W. Pennsylvania Chapter. He has also served as a consulting expert for the WHO on the standardization of osteopathic practice in Milan, Italy, and is a Professional Board Member for the Student National Medical Association. He was involved in international humanitarian projects such as the Kenya Well Project (Village of Ngeta, Eastern Kenya), and the International Wheelchair Mission for impoverished countries.
Professor Nassiri has chaired and co-chaired numerous national and international conferences including the 43rd AOA Research Conference, ICAOR5 and ICAOR7. He is a recipient of numerous national and international scholastic and teaching awards.
He is on the editorial board of four medical journals including the Journal of Primary Care and Osteopathic Medicine. He has been nominated for the AOA Hall of Fame Mentor of the Year Award for three consecutive years and was one of five finalists for the 2008 AOA Hall of Fame Mentor of the Year Award.
Professor Nassiri's professional memberships include American Osteopathic Association, Society of Osteopathic Educators, International AIDS Society, French Society of Hematology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs, and American Society for Microbiology, and Global Health Alliance. His administrative and work philosophy includes "professionalism", "team work", and "productivity".
His vision as the Director of the Institute of International Health (IIH) at Michigan State University, is to advance the knowledge of health and medicine to impoverished and developing regions of the world through an active learning experience and development research projects, and therefore, making a difference in global health standards. This can be achieved by assisting MSU faculty and researchers with the pursuit of international objectives in their health-related field research through alignment with their specific college(s).
- Presentations and Articles
- Global Perspective in Higher Education
- One Health Approach Roadmap: A University Perspective - Presentation Abstract for GRF Davos One Health Summit 2013
- MSU One Health Perspective
- A Long Term Building Capacity Model that Prepares for Effective Disaster Relief
- Panel on Global Mobility: Highlighting Successful International Practice
- An Orthopedic-, Surgical-, and Epidemiological-Based Investigation of Leprosy, in the Tamil Nadu State of India
- HIV Prevention Measures in the Island of Hispaniola: Perspective on Capacity-building
- International Policy on Stem Cell Research
- Cultural Competency in Osteopathic Medicine
- Introduction to Pharmacology
- Bird Flu, (H5N1)
- Culturally Competent Medical Care
- Community and Public Health Effects of Tsunamis
- Re-emergence of Bird Flu, (H5N1)