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Shahrzad Mavandadi

Research Health Science Specialist at Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia)
Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mavandadi is a Research Health Science Specialist and Investigator in the PVAMC MIRECC. She also holds a joint appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry. During her Postdoctoral Fellowship, she also served as the Managing Director of the Biostatistics and Data Management Unit for the University of Pennsylvania Section of Geriatric Psychiatry’s Advanced Center for Innovation in Services Research.


NIMH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mental Health and Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Health Psychology (specialization in Gerontology), University of California, Irvine


Collaborative care interventions for individuals with dementia or mental health diagnoses and their caregivers
Impact of social relationships and ties on health behaviors and wellbeing