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Nazaneen Homaifar, MD, MBA
Nazaneen Homaifar, MD, MBA
Graduated - Class of 2017
Faculty Position – UCSF

Research/Clinical Interests:  Global maternal and adolescent health, value-based OB/GYN care, healthcare management, process improvement, innovative health technologies for low-resource settings, diffusion of innovation, medical education



Institution Degree Field of Study
2017 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2014 Duke University School of Medicine MD Medicine
2009 Harvard Business School M BA Business Administration
2006 Duke University BA Public Policy

Research & Professional Experience

2011 Duke Global Health Institute: Supervised assessment and managed data collection of advanced life support in obstetrics evaluation amongst final year medical students in Rwanda. (Kigali, Rwanda)
2008 Duke Global Health Institute and Fuqua School of Business: Compiled research on innovative private sector responses to the global healthcare worker shortage with a focus on initiatives impacting insurance schemes, contracts with workers, and regulation/accreditation. (Kampala, Uganda)
2006-2007 J. William Fulbright Program grantee: Evaluated availability of adolescent reproductive and sexual health education in collaboration with the Direction of Population in the Moroccan Ministry of Health. (Rabat, Morocco)
2006 Duke University Health Policy Capstone Course: Identified major areas of service provision in need of reform for the reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act and presented recommendations to staffers of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee.
2003 Institute de Hygiene Social (IHS): Interviewed sex workers regarding socioeconomic circumstances, knowledge of sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS and compiled demographic information and recommendations for social policy. (Dakar, Senegal)

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2006-2007 Fulbright Grantee, Morocco
2006 Terry Sanford School of Public Policy Senior Leadership Award
2002-2006 AJ Tannenbaum Trinity Scholar


Homaifar N, Mwesigye D, Tchwenko S, Worjoloh A, Joharifard S, Kyamanywa P, Wilkinson J, Rulisa S, Thielman NM. Emergency obstetrics knowledge and practical skills retention among medical students in Rwanda following a short training course. int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Feb;120(2):195-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.07.031. Epub 2012 Dec 20. PMID: 23260993

Homaifar N, Wasik SZ. Interviews with senegalese commercial sex trade workers and implications for social programming.Health Care Women Int. 2005 Feb;26(2):118-33. PMID: 15804912