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Soltani A, Ardalan A, Darvishi Boloorani A, Haghdoost AK, Hosseinzadeh MJ. Site selection criteria for sheltering after earthquakes: A systematic review. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2014 August 29.

Tadesse L, Ardalan A. Health sector initiatives for disaster risk management in Ethiopia: A narrative review. PLoS Currents Disasters. 2014. April 1.

Ardalan A, Kandi M, Talebian MT, Khankeh HR, Masoumi GR, Mohammadi R, Miadfar J, Maleknia S, Mobini A, Mehranain S. Hospitals safety from disasters in I.R.Iran: the results from assessment of 224 hospitals. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2014 Feb 28;6.

Babaie J, Moslehi Sh, Ardalan A. Rapid health needs assessment experience in 11 August 2012 east Azerbaijan earthquakes: a qualitative study. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2014 July 7.

Ardalan A, Sepehrvand N, Pourmalek F, Masoumi GR, Sarvar M, Mahmoudabadi A, Rezaie A. Deadly rural road traffic injury: A rising public health concern in I.R.Iran. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014; 5:241-4. 

Djalali AR, Ardalan A, Ohlen G, Ingrassia P, Della Corte F, Castren M, Kurland Lisa. Non-structural safety of hospitals for disasters: a comparison between two capital cities. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2014. doi:10.1017/dmp.2014.21.

Rastegar Far B, Moradian MJ, Ardalan A, Babaie J. Investment on education of future parents: the best measure for enhancement of a community disaster resilience. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014; May; 16(5): e10349. DOI:10.5812/ircmj.10349.

Ardalan A, Mowafi H, Yousefi H. Impacts of natural hazards on primary health care facilities of Iran: A 10-year retrospective survey. PLOS Currents Disasters. June 28, 2013. 

Ardalan A, Babai J, Moradian MJ, Shariati M, Yousefi H. Incorporating the lessons learned from 2012 east Azerbaijan earthquakes in Iran’s national health emergency plan. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. June 2013; 8:1. 

Ardalan A, Mowafi H, Malekafzali H, Abolhasanai F, Zanganeh AM, Safizadeh H, Salari S, Zonoobi V. Effectiveness of a primary health care program on urban and rural community disaster preparedness, I.R.Iran: A community intervention trial. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness . 2013; 7(5):481-90.

Ardalan A, Hajiuni A, Zare M. Aftershocks following the 9 April 2013 Bushehr earthquake, Iran. PLOS Currents Disasters. 28 August 2013. 

Ardalan A, Mowafi H, Burkle FM. Iran’s Disaster Risk: Now is the time for community-based public health preparedness. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2013; 28(5):1-2.

Ardalan A, Mesdaghinia AR, Masoomi GR, Holakouie Naieni K, Ahmadnezhad E. Higher education initiatives for disaster and emergency health in Iran. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2013; 42(6):635-8.

Ostadtaghizadeh A, Soleimani SV, Ardalan A. Lessons from a flash flood in Tehran subway, Iran. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2013. May 2.

Ahmadnezhad E, Holakouie Naieni K, Ardalan A, et al. Excess mortality during heat waves, Tehran Iran: An ecological time-series study. Journal of Research in Health Sciences. 2013; 13(1):24-31.

Ostadtaghizadeh A, Mowafi H, Ardalan A. School fire in Iran: Simple actions save lives. Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters. 2013; 26(1):44-7.

Rabiee A, Ardalan A, Poorhoseini S. Assessment of coordination function among responsible organizations of natural disasters management in I.R.Iran. Hakim Health Research Journal. 2013; 16(2):107-17.

Ardalan A, Rajaei MH, Masoumi G, Azin A, Zonoobi V, Sarvar M, Vaskoei Eshkevari K, Ahmadnezhad E, Jafari G. 2012-2025 roadmap of I.R.Iran’s disaster health management. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2012 July 16.

Zafarghandi MR, Soroush MR, Mahmoodi M, Naieni KH, Ardalan A, et al. Incidence of cancer in Iranian sulfur mustard exposed veterans: a long-term follow-up cohort study. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Paydar SH, Sharifian M, Boland Parvaz SH, Abbasi HR, Moradian MJ, et al. Explosive attack: Lessons learned in Seyed Al Shohada mosque attack, April 2008, Shiraz, Iran. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 2012 Oct-Dec; 5(4): 296-

Ostad Taghizadeh A, Hosseini M, Navidi I, Mahaki AA, Ammari H, Ardalan A. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Tehran’s Inhabitants for an Earthquake and Related Determinants. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2012 August 06. 

Fayaz-Bakhsh A, Fatemi F. Editorial Comments - Modified Delphi study to determine optimal data elements for inclusion in an emergency database system. African Journal of Emergency Medicine. 25 Dec 2012. [Epub ahead of print] 

Moradian MJ, Rastegarfar B, Salahi R, Abbasi HR, Paydar SH, Rastegar MR, Dehghani M, Mousavi S, Shirzad E, Khorrami M, Esnaashar M, Bolandparvaz Sh. Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in Fars Province: The Referral Trauma Center of South of Iran. Iran Red Crescent Med J 2012; 14(5): 300-4. 

Ardalan A, Babaie J, Banaye Jedi M, Moradian MJ, Arzanloo M, Hajizadeh A. Response operations of health system to Chaldoran 2012 flood: A case study. Journal of Search & Rescue. 2012;4(1): 54-60. 

Cheraghi AM, Nikbakhat Nasabadi AR, Mohammad Nejad E, Salari A, Ehsani Kouhi Kheyli Sr. Medication Errors Among Nurses in  Intensive Care Units (ICU). J Mazand Univ Med Sci 2012; 22(Supple 1): 115-9. 

Ardalan A, Mazaheri M, Mowafi H, VanRooyen M, Teimoori F, Abbasi R. Impact of the Bam Earthquake, 26 December 2003, on Activities of Daily Liviting and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living of Older People. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2011;26(2):99-108.

Ghazizadeh MH , Mesdaghinia AR , Ardalan A , Holakouie Naieni K , Hosseini M , Are Graduate Schools Prepared for an Earthquake? Readiness Assessment of a School in Tehran. Iran Hakim Research Journal. 2011; 13 (4) :250-256.

Ardalan A, Najafi A, Sabzghabaie A, Zonoobi V, Ardalan S, Khankeh HR, Masoumi GHR, Abbasi M, Nejati, A, Zahabi M. Development of a local model of hospital disaster risk assessment: A pilot study. Hospital Journal. 2011; 3-4:7-14.

Amirjamshidi, A; Ardalan, A; Nainei, KH; Sadeghi, S; Pahlevani, M; Zarei, MR. Comparison of standard and nonstandard helmets and variants influencing the choice of helmets: A preliminary report of cross-sectional prospective analysis of 100 cases. Surgical Neurology International. 2011;2:49. Epub 2011 Apr 20.

Ghanbari V, Maddah SS, Khankeh HR, Karimloo M, Ardalan A. The effect of a disaster nursing education program on nurses’ preparedness for responding to probable natural disasters. Iran Journal of Nursing. 2011; 24(73):72-80.

Ardalan A, Holakouie Naieni K, Mahmoodi M, Zanganeh AM, Keshtkar AA, Honarvar MR, Kabir Mj. Flash flood preparedness in Golestan province of Iran: A community intervention trial. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2010;5(4):197-214.

Linkov F, Ardalan A, Hennon M, Shubnikov E, Serageldin I, Laporte R. Using google trends to assess interest in disaster. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2010 Sep-Oct;25(5):482-4.

Yang Y, Chen Y, Chotani RA, Laporte RE, Ardalan A, Shubnikov E, Linkov F, Huang J. Chinese disasters and just-in-time education. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2010 Sep-Oct;25(5):477-81.

Ardalan A, Mazaheri M, VanRooyen M, Mowafi H, Nedjat SH, Holakouie Naieni K, Jamali A, Russel M. Post-disaster quality of life among older survivors five years after the Bam earthquake: Implications for recovery policy. Ageing and Society. Published online by Cambridge University Press 02 Nov 2010. 

Tabatabaie M, Ardalan A, Abolghasemi H, Holakouie Naieni K, Pourmalek F, Ahmadi B, Shokouhi M. Estimating Blood Transfusion Requirements in Preparation for a Major Earthquake: The Tehran, Iran Study. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2010; 25(3):246-252.

Ardalan A, Mazaheri M, et al. Elders' needs following the disasters: Older people’s needs following major disasters: a qualitative study of Iranian elders' experiences of the Bam earthquake. Ageing and Society. 2010; 30(1):11-23.

Sishani, K., Shubnikov, E., Ardalan, A., LaPorte, R. & Linkov, F. (June, 2010). Invited Article: Improving Global Nursing Education. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI). 14 (2). 

Khatami M, Ziaie A, Aghamiri S, Ardalan A, Ahmadnejad E. Assessment of first aid training on student volunteers of Iranian Red Crescent Society. Iranian Journal of Epidemiology. 2010; 6(1):10-7.

Khatami M, Ziaie A, Aghamiri S, Ardalan A, Ahmadnejad E. Knowledge and attitude of IRCS university students volunteers on first aid training and its public education strategies. The Journal of Health Research Institute (Payesh). 2010; 9(2):205-213.

Ardalan A, Holakouie Naieni K, et al. The early warning system for flash floods in Golestan province: the model of village disaster taskforce The Journal of Health Research Institute (Payesh). 2010;2:147-154.

Ardalan A, Ansari A, Daburov K, Rahimian N, Mohajeri M, Ebrahimzadeh A, Chotani R, LaPorte RE, Linkov F, Lovalekar M, Shabnikov E. Just-in-time public health training and networking in Farsi language countries: Influenza A (H1N1) Experience. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2009; 24(6):571-2. 

Ardalan A, Holakouie Naieni K, et al. Evaluation of Golestan Province’s Early Warning System for Flash Floods, Iran, 2006-7. International Journal of Biometeorology 2009. 53(3):247-54

A Ardalan, GR Masoomi, M Goya, M Ghaffari, J Miadfar, MR Sarvar, M Soroush, A Maghsoodi, MJ Kabir, K Holakouie Naieni, HR Khankeh, M Aghazadeh, B Abolshams. Disaster Health Management: Iran’s Progress and Challenges. Iranian J Publ Health. 2009; 38 Suppl 1:93-7.

A Ardalan, GR Masoomi, MM Goya, MR Sarvar, M Haddadi, J Miadfar, M Shahmoradi. Road Traffic Injuries: A Challenge for Iran’s Health System. Iranian J Publ Health. 2009; 38, Suppl 99-101.

Ali Ardalan, Kawkab Shishani, Abdel Belal, Kuntoro, Ghada Ahmad for the OIC NCD experts. Disease Prevention in Islamic Countries. The Scientist. 2009; 22(11):28.

Ardalan A, Linkov F, Shubnikov E, LaPorte R. Public awareness and disaster risk reduction:   Just in time networks and JIT learning? Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2008;23(3): 286-288.

Linkov F, Ardalan A, Dodani S, Lovalekar M, Sauer F, Shubnikov E, LaPorte R. Building just in time lectures during the prodrome of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Prehospital Disaster Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;21(2 Suppl 2):132.

Ardalan A, Holakouie Naieni K, Aflatounian MR, Nekouie M, LaPorte LE, Noji EK. Risk factors of death and injury in Bam earthquake. Iranian Journal of Epidemiology. 2006;1(4): 25-34.

Gilasi HR, Holakouie Naieni K, Zafarghandi MR, Ghanei M, Soroush MR, Dolatyari A, Ardalan A. Association of mustard gas exposure with death and cancers among Iranian Janbaz, Esfehan Pilot Project. Journal of School of Public Health & Institute of Public Health Research. 2006;4(3):15-23.

Ardalan A, Holakouie Naieni K, Aflatounian MR, Nekouie M, LaPorte R, Noji EK. Experience of a population-based study on needs and health status of affected people in Bam. Iranian Journal of Epidemiology. 2005;1(1): 33-46.

Ardalan A, Linkov F, Holakouie Naieni K, LaPorte RE, Noji E. Bridging the schools of public health between Iran & the USA. The Lancet. 2004; 363 (9423).


The Supercourse lectures 

Ardalan A, Rouhi N, Dodani S, Beg A, LaPorte RE, Linkov F, Shubnikov E, Bhave SY. Pakistan Floods. July-August 2010.

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Ardalan A, Huang J, LaPorte E, et al. Just-in-time lecture: China earthquake, 12 May 2008

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Ardalan A, Kuntoro. LaPorte RE, et al. Just-in-time lecture: Indonesia earthquake, 26 May 2006

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Ardalan A, Kazmi Kh, LaPorte RE, Holakouie Naieni K, Dodani S, Shubnikov E, Linkov F, Russel M, Noji EK. Just-in-time lecture: Pakistan Earthquake, 8 Oct 2005.

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Ardalan A, LaPorte RE, Dodani S, Shubnikov E, Linkov F, Russel M, Noji EK. Just-in-time lecture: Hurricane.

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Ardalan A, LaPorte RE, Holakouie Naieni, Shubnikov E, Linkov F, Russel M, Noji EK. Hurricane Rita.



Ardalan A, LaPorte RE, Shubnikov E, Linkov F, Noji EK. Just-in-time lecture: Tsunami.

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Ardalan A, LaPorte RE, Shubnikov E, Linkov F, Noji EK. Earthquake & Tsunami South Asia, 26 Dec 2004



Ardalan A, Holakouie Naeini K, Eghtesadi Araghi A, Shubnikov E, Noji EK, Linkov F, Dodani S, Chotani RA, LaPorte RE. Turning the alley of information exchange in developing countries to the super highway.



Ardalan A. Seismic situation & disaster management in Iran: Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003, Part 1.



Ardalan A. Health & economical situation of Bam before the earthquake. Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003: Part 2.

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Ardalan A. The nature & main impacts of Bam earthquake: Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003, Part 3.



Ardalan A. Rescue & relief operation in Bam earthquake: Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003,Part 4.



Ardalan A. The methodological lessons from Bam earthquake: Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003, Part 5.



Ardalan A. Building structure & death in Bam earthquake: Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003, Part 6.



Ardalan A. Health sector in Bam earthquake: Disaster epidemiology lessons from Bam earthquake Dec 26, 2003, Part 7.



Dodani S. (Translated to Persian by Ardalan A). Physical activity and Health.


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