Pouran Faghri, MD, MS, FACSM

Professor, Allied Health Sciences (Affiliate)

Director, Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion

Research Overview

Dr. Pouran Faghri is a medical doctor and an exercise physiologist with expertise in health promotion, wellness, disease, and disability prevention for healthy individuals as well as neurologically impaired and those with chronic conditions and elderly. Dr. Faghri’s areas of interest are: work-site health promotion programs (design/intervention/evaluation), community health promotion programs (design/intervention/evaluation), health related behavior, intervention strategies, health promotion and secondary disability prevention (neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and physiological) in disabled and elderly populations, and evaluation of social determinant of health, self-care, self awareness, and decision making strategies under uncertain or distributed environments.

Dr. Faghri has joint appointments with the Biomedical Engineering Program and the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Faghri’s research has been continuously funded by federal and private organizations. She has more than 100 publications in archival journals and conference proceedings, and she has presented her research at national and international conferences. Presently, she serves on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals including Clinical Kinesiology, Clinical Rehabilitation, IEEE Transaction in Biology and Medicine, and Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. She is also a primary grant reviewer for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Paralyze Veteran of America, Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), as well as many prestigious archival journals.


Postdoctoral training, Wright State University, 1983
M.D., University of Isfahan, 1981
M.S., Wright State University, 1987

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Allied Health Sciences
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, CT 06269-1101