Image Place holder

Amir Alishahi Tabriz, MD, PhD, MPH

Program: Health Outcomes and Behavior

View Lab Page

Google Scholar Profile


Dr Alishahi is a physician, implementation scientist, and health services researcher. His research centers on developing, implementing and evaluating interventions to reduce unplanned emergency department visits and hospital admissions among patients with cancer.


    • Health Outcomes and Behavior
    • Gastrointestinal Oncology
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD - Health Policy & Management
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPH - Health Policy & Management


  • UNC Eshlman School of Pharmacy, University of North CarolinaCancer Care Delivery

Medical School:

  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran - MD

1-Development of machine-learning modeling to predict 30-day unplanned hospital readmissions in adult patients with Gastrointestinal cancers. 2-Assess the effectiveness, feasibility, appropriateness, and acceptability of a remote symptom monitoring application among adult patients with cancer.3-Assess safety and efficacy of flexibly dosed esketamine nasal spray on depression and suicidality among diverse racial and ethnic patients with moderately to severely depression with pancreatic cancer.  4-Assess the efficacy of sexual orientation and gender identity data collection.


  • Turner K, Nguyen OT, Alishahi Tabriz A, Islam JY, Hong YR. COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among US Adults With Vision or Hearing Disabilities. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2022 Sep.140(9):894-899. Pubmedid: 35951319. Pmcid: PMC9372900.
  • Nguyen OT, Renfro CP, Hughes J, Kumar S, Alishahi Tabriz A, Hong YR, Hanna K, Feldman SS, Schlossman DM, Turner K. Patients' use of smartphone apps for health record access in 2019: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Inform. 2022 Oct.166:104858. Pubmedid: 36001919.
  • Lee J, Turner K, Groener M, Nguyen OT, Tabriz AA, Hong YR. Factors Associated with Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Use Among US Physicians: National Electronic Health Record Survey 2018-2019. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov.37(14):3766-3768. Pubmedid: 35581449. Pmcid: PMC9585112.
  • Nguyen OT, Turner K, Lee J, Khanna N, Tabriz AA, Feldman SS, Hong YR. Intentions to Sustain Telemedicine Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among US Office-Based Physicians: Evidence from the 2021 National Electronic Health Records Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov. Pubmedid: 36357729. Pmcid: PMC9648884.
  • Turner K, Stover AM, Tometich DB, Geiss C, Mason A, Nguyen OT, Hume E, McCormick R, Powell S, Hallanger-Johnson J, Patel KB, Kirtane KS, Jammigumpula N, Moore C, Perkins R, Rollison DE, Jim HSL, Oswald LB, Crowder S, Gonzalez BD, Robinson E, Tabriz AA, Islam JY, Gilbert SM. Oncology Providers' and Professionals' Experiences With Suicide Risk Screening Among Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: A Qualitative Study. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 Nov.OP2200433. Pubmedid: 36395441.
  • Nguyen OT, Turner K, Parekh A, Alishahi Tabriz A, Hanna K, Merlo LJ, Hong YR. Merit-based incentive payment system participation and after-hours documentation among US office-based physicians: Findings from the 2021 National Electronic Health Records Survey. J Eval Clin Pract. 2022 Nov. Pubmedid: 36416004.
  • Shepherd-Banigan M, Drake C, Dietch JR, Shapiro A, Tabriz AA, Van Voorhees EE, Uthappa DM, Wang TW, Lusk JB, Rossitch SS, Fulton J, Gordon A, Ear B, Cantrell S, Gierisch JM, Williams JW, Goldstein KM. Primary Care Engagement Among Individuals with Experiences of Homelessness and Serious Mental Illness: an Evidence Map. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May.37(6):1513-1523. Pubmedid: 35237885. Pmcid: PMC9085989.
  • Hong YR, Xie Z, Suk R, Tabriz AA, Turner K, Qiu P. Analysis of US Household Catastrophic Health Care Expenditures Associated With Chronic Disease, 2008-2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May.5(5):e2214923. Pubmedid: 35622368. Pmcid: PMC9142861.
  • Alishahi Tabriz A, Turner K, Clary A, Hong YR, Nguyen OT, Wei G, Carlson RB, Birken SA. De-implementing low-value care in cancer care delivery: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2022 Mar.17(1):24. Pubmedid: 35279182. Pmcid: PMC8917720.
  • Hong YR, Turner K, Nguyen OT, Alishahi Tabriz A, Revere L. Social Determinants of Health and After-Hours Electronic Health Record Documentation: A National Survey of US Physicians. Popul Health Manag. 2022 Jun.25(3):362-366. Pubmedid: 34637635.
  • Hanna K, Arredondo BL, Chavez MN, Geiss C, Hume E, Szalacha L, Christy SM, Vadaparampil S, Menon U, Islam J, Hong YR, Alishahi Tabriz A, Kue J, Turner K. Cancer Screening Among Rural and Urban Clinics During COVID-19: A Multistate Qualitative Study. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 Jun.18(6):e1045-e1055. Pubmedid: 35254884. Pmcid: PMC9797235.
  • Turner K, Bobonis Babilonia M, Naso C, Nguyen O, Gonzalez BD, Oswald LB, Robinson E, Elston Lafata J, Ferguson RJ, Alishahi Tabriz A, Patel K, Hallanger-Johnson J, Aldawoodi N, Hong YR, Jim HSL, Speiss PE. Health Care Providers' and Professionals' Experiences With Telehealth Oncology Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Jan.24(1):e29635. Pubmedid: 34907900. Pmcid: PMC8772877.
  • Nguyen OT, Hong YR, Alishahi Tabriz A, Hanna K, Turner K. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Patient-Requested Corrections to the Medical Record through Use of a Patient Portal: Findings from a National Survey. Appl Clin Inform. 2022 Jan.13(1):242-251. Pubmedid: 35196717. Pmcid: PMC8866035.
  • Turner K, Brownstein NC, Thompson Z, El Naqa I, Luo Y, Jim HSL, Rollison DE, Howard R, Zeng D, Rosenberg SA, Perez B, Saltos A, Oswald LB, Gonzalez BD, Islam JY, Alishahi Tabriz A, Zhang W, Dilling TJ. Longitudinal patient-reported outcomes and survival among early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving stereotactic body radiotherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2022 Feb.167:116-121. Pubmedid: 34953934. Pmcid: PMC8934278.
  • Shea CM, Turner K, Weinstein J, Tabriz AA, Babu N, Reeve JL, North S. Telestroke Infrastructure, Processes, and Support Needs: A Survey of Hospitals in Five States. Telemed E-Health. 2022 Dec.28(12):1823-1834. Pubmedid: 35420460.
  • Nguyen OT, Merlo LJ, Meese KA, Turner K, Alishahi Tabriz A. Anxiety and Depression Risk Among Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the US Census Household Pulse Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Dec.1-4. Pubmedid: 36510040. Pmcid: PMC9744364.
  • Nguyen OT, McCormick R, Patel K, Reblin M, Kim L, Hume E, Powers B, Otto A, Alishahi Tabriz A, Islam J, Hong YR, Kirchhoff AC, Turner K. Health insurance literacy among head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers: A cross-sectional pilot study. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2022 Dec.7(6):1820-1829. Pubmedid: 36544972. Pmcid: PMC9764792.
  • Lewinski AA, Walsh C, Rushton S, Soliman D, Carlson SM, Luedke MW, Halpern DJ, Crowley MJ, Shaw RJ, Sharpe JA, Alexopoulos AS, Tabriz AA, Dietch JR, Uthappa DM, Hwang S, Ball Ricks KA, Cantrell S, Kosinski AS, Ear B, Gordon AM, Gierisch JM, Williams JW, Goldstein KM. Telehealth for the Longitudinal Management of Chronic Conditions: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Aug.24(8):e37100. Pubmedid: 36018711. Pmcid: PMC9463619.
  • Motallebi S, Cheung RCY, Mohit B, Shahabi S, Alishahi Tabriz A, Moattari S. Modeling COVID-19 Mortality Across 44 Countries: Face Covering May Reduce Deaths. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Apr.62(4):483-491. Pubmedid: 35305777. Pmcid: PMC8580811.
  • Hong YR, Alishahi Tabriz A, Turner K. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Trial Recruitment in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Nov.61(5):e245-e250. Pubmedid: 34272135.
  • Nguyen OT, Alishahi Tabriz A, Huo J, Hanna K, Shea CM, Turner K. Impact of Asynchronous Electronic Communication-Based Visits on Clinical Outcomes and Health Care Delivery: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2021 May.23(5):e27531. Pubmedid: 33843592. Pmcid: PMC8135030.
  • Poltavskiy E, Alishahi Tabriz A, Romano PS, Bang H, Kshirsagar AV. Predicting COVID-19 at skilled nursing facilities in California: do the stars align?. BMJ Open Qual. 2021 Mar.10(1). Pubmedid: 33658243. Pmcid: PMC7931211.
  • Turner K, Nguyen O, Hong YR, Tabriz AA, Patel K, Jim HSL. Use of Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Accounts Among Patients With Smartphone-Only Internet Access. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul.4(7):e2118229. Pubmedid: 34309671. Pmcid: PMC8314137.
  • Tabriz AA, Neslund-Dudas C, Turner K, Rivera MP, Reuland DS, Lafata JE. How Health-Care Organizations Implement Shared Decision-making When It Is Required for Reimbursement: The Case of Lung Cancer Screening. Chest. 2021 Jan.159(1):413-425. Pubmedid: 32798520. Pmcid: PMC7893305.
  • Turner K, Jo A, Wei G, Tabriz AA, Clary A, Jim HSL. Sharing patient-generated data with healthcare providers: findings from a 2019 national survey. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Feb.28(2):371-376. Pubmedid: 33180896. Pmcid: PMC7883987.
  • Lewinski AA, Rushton S, Van Voorhees E, Boggan JC, Whited JD, Shoup JP, Tabriz AA, Adam S, Fulton J, Gordon AM, Ear B, Williams JW, Goldstein KM, Van Noord MG, Gierisch JM. Implementing remote triage in large health systems: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Res Nurs Health. 2021 Feb.44(1):138-154. Pubmedid: 33319411.
  • Turner K, Clary A, Hong YR, Alishahi Tabriz A, Shea CM. Patient Portal Barriers and Group Differences: Cross-Sectional National Survey Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Sep.22(9):e18870. Pubmedid: 32940620. Pmcid: PMC7530687.
  • Tabriz AA, Flocke SA, Shires D, Dyer KE, Schreiber M, Elston Lafata J. Logic model framework for considering the inputs, processes and outcomes of a healthcare organisation-research partnership. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 Sep.29(9):746-755. Pubmedid: 31826921.
  • Boggan JC, Shoup JP, Whited JD, Van Voorhees E, Gordon AM, Rushton S, Lewinski AA, Tabriz AA, Adam S, Fulton J, Kosinski AS, Van Noord MG, Williams JW, Goldstein KM, Gierisch JM. Effectiveness of Acute Care Remote Triage Systems: a Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul.35(7):2136-2145. Pubmedid: 31898116. Pmcid: PMC7352001.
  • Alishahi Tabriz A, Trogdon JG, Fried BJ. Association between adopting emergency department crowding interventions and emergency departments' core performance measures. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Feb.38(2):258-265. Pubmedid: 31060861.
  • Kshirsagar AV, Tabriz AA, Bang H, Lee SD. Patient Satisfaction Is Associated With Dialysis Facility Quality and Star Ratings. Am J Med Qual. 2019 May.34(3):243-250. Pubmedid: 30223675. Pmcid: PMC6422762.
  • Alishahi Tabriz A, Birken SA, Shea CM, Fried BJ, Viccellio P. What is full capacity protocol, and how is it implemented successfully?. Implement Sci. 2019 Jul.14(1):73. Pubmedid: 31319857. Pmcid: PMC6637572.
  • Hughes JM, Freiermuth CE, Shepherd-Banigan M, Ragsdale L, Eucker SA, Goldstein K, Hastings SN, Rodriguez RL, Fulton J, Ramos K, Tabriz AA, Gordon AM, Gierisch JM, Kosinski A, Williams JW. Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jul.67(7):1516-1525. Pubmedid: 30875098. Pmcid: PMC6677239.
  • Tabriz AA, Fleming PJ, Shin Y, Resnicow K, Jones RM, Flocke SA, Shires DA, Hawley ST, Willens D, Lafata JE. Challenges and opportunities using online portals to recruit diverse patients to behavioral trials. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Dec.26(12):1637-1644. Pubmedid: 31532482. Pmcid: PMC6857600.
  • Shea CM, Turner K, Alishahi Tabriz A, North S. Implementation Strategies for Telestroke: A Qualitative Study of Telestroke Networks in North Carolina. Telemed E-Health. 2019 Aug.25(8):708-716. Pubmedid: 30192206. Pmcid: PMC6684023.
  • Shea CM, Tabriz AA, Turner K, North S, Reiter KL. Telestroke Adoption Among Community Hospitals in North Carolina: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018 Sep.27(9):2411-2417. Pubmedid: 29784607. Pmcid: PMC6087669.
  • Birken S, Clary A, Tabriz AA, Turner K, Meza R, Zizzi A, Larson M, Walker J, Charns M. Middle managers' role in implementing evidence-based practices in healthcare: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2018 Dec.13(1):149. Pubmedid: 30541596. Pmcid: PMC6292008.
  • Goldstein KM, Zullig LL, Dedert EA, Alishahi Tabriz A, Brearly TW, Raitz G, Sata SS, Whited JD, Bosworth HB, Gordon AM, Nagi A, Williams JW, Gierisch JM. Telehealth Interventions Designed for Women: an Evidence Map. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Dec.33(12):2191-2200. Pubmedid: 30284173. Pmcid: PMC6258612.
  • Alishahi Tabriz A, Dabbagh H, Koenig HG. Medical Ethics in Qiṣāṣ (Eye-for-an-Eye) Punishment: An Islamic View; an Examination of Acid Throwing. J Relig Health. 2016 Aug.55(4):1426-1432. Pubmedid: 26396119.
  • Tabriz AA, Sohrabi MR, Parsay S, Abadi A, Kiapour N, Aliyari M, Ahmadi F, Roodaki A. Relation of intelligence quotient and body mass index in preschool children: a community-based cross-sectional study. Nutr Diabetes. 2015 Aug.5:e176. Pubmedid: 26258767. Pmcid: PMC4558558.
  • Yavangi M, Sohrabi MR, Alishahi Tabriz A. Effect of Iranian Ministry of Health protocols on cesarean section rate: a quasi-experimental study. J Res Health Sci. 2013 May.13(1):48-52. Pubmedid: 23772016.
  • Alishahi-Tabriz A, Sohrabi MR, Kiapour N, Faramarzi N. Addressing the changing sources of health information in iran. Int J Prev Med. 2013 Jan.4(1):33-41. Pubmedid: 23412519. Pmcid: PMC3570909.
  • Alishahi Tabriz A, Sohrabi MR, Kiapour N, Yazdani S. Factors Associated with Delay in Thrombolytic Therapy in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J Tehran Heart Cent. 2012 Oct.7(2):65-71. Pubmedid: 23074640. Pmcid: PMC3466905.