Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow - Biostatistics

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

Office of Faculty of Health

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

Mohammadreza Mohebbi joined the DBSU in April 2013 as a senior research fellow. As a biostatistician he was involved in design and analysis of large occupational cohort studies, clinical trials and statistical issues related to survey data.

He received his Ph.D. from Monash University.  In 2012 he went to the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University as a biostatistician research fellow. Prior to that Mohammadreza was involved in collaborative research in medical and public health fields and has been responsible for the design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials, population based surveys and observational studies. 

Mohammadreza’s research has focused on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of large observational data with the ultimate goal of addressing important questions in environmental epidemiology, health related impacts of climate change, and spatial disease mapping. He is an expert in Bayesian methods, longitudinal data analysis, geo-spatial modelling, and Bayesian hierarchical models. He has extensive experience on the development of statistical methods and their applications to environmental epidemiology, cluster randomised trials, spatial epidemiology, and epidemiological study designs. Mohammadreza has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

Mohammadreza taught Introductory Biostatistics, Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health, Analysis of Longitudinal Data, and Multilevel Statistical Models. He has been co-supervisor of 6 PhD students and 9 post-graduates.
 

Publications

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2017

Risk factors for incident delirium in an acute general medical setting: a retrospective case – control study

Mrs Emily Tomlinson, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Prof Alison Hutchinson

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 658-667, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2016

A randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of a fixed dose of N-acetyl cysteine in children with autistic disorder

Dr Olivia Dean, Kylie Gray, Kristi-Ann Villagonzalo, Dr Seetal Dodd, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Ms Tanya Vick, Prof Bruce Tonge, Prof Michael Berk

(2016), pp. 1-9, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

journal

Associations of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior with quality of life and psychological well-being in prostate cancer survivors

Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Dr Melinda Craike, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Kerry Courneya, Dr Suzanne Broadbent, Prof Trish Livingston

(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 1093-1103, Cancer causes & control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

ASPREE-D: Aspirin for the prevention of depression in the elderly

Prof Michael Berk, R. L. Woods, Mark R Nelson, R. C Shah, C. M. Reid, E Storey, S. M. Fitzgerald, J. E. Lockery, R. Wolfe, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, A.M. Murray, B Kirpach, R Grimm, Prof J McNeil

(2016), Vol. 28, pp. 1741-1748, International psychogeriatrics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Pathologic response to neoadjuvant treatment in locally advanced rectal cancer and impact on outcome

Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 603-608, Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, Hong Kong, China, C1

journal
2015

Minimising post-operative risk using a Post-Anaesthetic Care Tool (PACT): protocol for a prospective observational study and cost-effectiveness analysis

Dr Maryann Street, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, Prof Bridie Kent, Mr Stephen Colgan, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-6, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal

Migration, acculturation and environment: determinants of obesity among Iranian migrants in Australia

Dr Maryam Delavari, Mr Anders Sonderlund, Prof David Mellor, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1083-1098, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

The efficacy of a clinician referral and 12 week physical activity program among men living with prostate cancer: a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial

Prof Trish Livingston, Dr Melinda Craike, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Kerry Courneya, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Dr Steve Fraser, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Dr Suzanne Broadbent, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Bridie Kent

(2015), Vol. 121, pp. 2646-2654, Cancer, London, Eng., C1

journal

Effects of a clinician referral and exercise program for men who have completed active treatment for prostate cancer: A multicenter cluster randomized controlled trial (ENGAGE)

Prof Trish Livingston, Dr Melinda Craike, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Kerry Courneya, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Dr Steve Fraser, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Dr Suzanne Broadbent, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Bridie Kent

(2015), Vol. 121, pp. 2646-2654, Cancer, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2014

Client self-assessment in community aged care: A comparative study involving older Australians and their case managers

A/Prof Goetz Ottmann, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Anna Millicer

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-10, SAGE Open, London, England, C1

journal

Exploring obesogenic environments : the design and development of the migrant obesogenic perception of the environment questionnaire (MOPE-Q) using a sample of Iranian migrants in Australia

Dr Maryam Delavari, Anders Sonderland, Prof David Mellor, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-23, BMC Public health, London, England, C1

journal

The microbiological and sustainability effects of washing anaesthesia breathing circuits less frequently

F McGain, C M Algie, J O`Toole, F T Lim, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, D A Story, K Leder

(2014), Vol. 69, pp. 337-342, Anaesthesia, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Disease mapping and regression with count data in the presence of overdispersion and spatial autocorrelation: a Bayesian model averaging approach

Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, A/Prof Rory Wolfe, Andrew Forbes

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 883-902, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Laboratory features of common causes of fever in returned travelers

Eden Cooper, Irani Ratnam, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Karin Leder

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 235-239, Journal of travel medicine, Hoboken, NJ, C1

journal
2010

Thyroid hormone changes in early kidney transplantation and its correlation with delayed graft function

Reza Hekmat, Zahra Javadi, Malihe Layghian Javan, Hooshang Sanadgol, Farhad Gholami, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Abbas Ali Zeraati, Hassan Ahmadnia, Hamid Tabarraiei, Mahsa Baradaran, Mohammad Javad Mojahedi

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 30-34, Urology journal, Tehran, Iran, C1-1

journal

Monitoring of fluoride in groundwater resources of Iran

Alireza Mesdaghinia, Kooshiar Azam Vaghefi, Ahmad Montazeri, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Reza Saeedi

(2010), Vol. 84, pp. 432-437, Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Prioritising Responses of Nurses To deteriorating patient Observations (PRONTO)

Prof Tracey Bucknall, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Prof Gillian Harvey, Prof Julie Considine, Prof Imogen Mitchell, Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone, Prof Ian Graham, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, A/Prof Jennifer Watts

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2017: $100,656
  • 2016: $148,287

Other Public Sector Funding

Prioritising Responses of Nurses To deteriorating patient Observations (PRONTO)

Prof Tracey Bucknall, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Prof Gillian Harvey, Prof Julie Considine, Prof Imogen Mitchell, Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone, Prof Ian Graham, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, A/Prof Jennifer Watts

  • 2016: $75,000

Health Economic Evaluation of the Partnered Pharmacy Medication Charting Program

A/Prof Andrew Dalton, Prof Elizabeth Manias, Dr Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Ms Elena Gospodarevskaya

  • 2017: $73,149
  • 2016: $85,340

Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral

Dr Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, Dr Vincent Versace, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

  • 2017: $328,676

Industry and Other Funding

Cost of illness for high prevalence mental disorders in Australia

Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Ms Yu-Chen Lee, Ms Anne Magnus, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

  • 2014: $50,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

Ngoc Bich Van Nguyen

Thesis entitled: Measuring Nurse Educator Confidence in Clinical Teaching Competence

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery