June 21, 2017

Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD


Deputy State Health Officer and Chief Science Officer
Arkansas Department of Health


1993 – Ph.D., Epidemiology and Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1988 – MPH, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
1982 – M.D., University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
1978 – BSc, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Research Interests

Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Heart Disease and Stroke prevention

Courses Taught

EPID 6401: Advanced Public Health Practice

Recent Publications

Delongchamp R, Holt A, Faramawi M, Balamurugan A, Reeve G, Zohoori N, and Bates J. “Differences between Arkansas and the United States in prevalence of risk factors explain variations in ischemic heart disease mortality rates among pre-Medicare (45-64) and Medicare (65-84) age groups.” European Journal of Environment and Public Health. 2019:3(1).

Lewis K, Goudie A, Kahn R, Li J, Porter A, Zohoori N, Thompson J. “COVID-19 Comorbid Conditions Associated with Severe Outcomes in Arkansas.” Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. 2020:117(5).

Vang KE, Krow-Lucal ER, James AE, Cima MJ, Kothari A, Porter A, Zohoori N, Campbell EM. “Participation in Fraternity and Sorority Activities and the Spread of COVID-19 Among Residential University Communities — Arkansas, August 21–September 5, 2020.” MMWR. 70(1);20–23, 2021.