Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmacoepidemiology is one of the research fields in the interest of Health Policy Research Center managed by our very expert employee, Dr. Payam Peymani. For more information regarding this field and its aims please click

Research Fields

  1. Pharmacoepidemiology
  2. Pharmacovigilance
  3. Clinical Trial
  4. Social Pharmacy
  5. Sport Pharmacy


Payam Peymani
, Behzad Yeganeh, Siamak Sabour, Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Hossein Keyvani, Negar Azarpira, Kevin M Coombs, Saeid Ghavami, PhD, Kamran Bagheri LankaraniNew use of an old drug: Chloroquine reduces viral and ALT levels in HCV non-responders (A randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial- NCT02058173). Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Published on the web 15 January 2016, 10.1139/cjpp-2015-0507. (First Author).

Behzad Yeganeh, Adel Rezaei Moghadam, Javad Alizadeh, Emilia Wiechec, Seyed Moayed Alavian , Mohammad Hashemi, Bita Geramizadeh, Afshin Samali, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Martin Post, Payam Peymani, Kevin M Coombs, Saeid Ghavami. Hepatitis B and C virus-induced hepatitis: Apoptosis, autophagy, and unfolded protein response. World J Gastroenterol 2015 December 21; 21(47): 13225-13239. (Corresponding Author).

Payam Peymani, Saied Ghavami, Behzad Yeganeh , Reza Tabrizi, Siamak Sabour , Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Kamran B LankaraniClinical and Biochemical Parameters in Non-Response Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Patients Treated With Chloroquine: Pilot Clinical Trial. Acta Biomedica 2016 march, issue1 (First Author).

Payam Peymani, Saba Afifi, Najmeh Maharloui, Mohammad Khabaz Shirazi, Soha Namazi, Hasti Nouraei , Elham Sadeghi, Kamran B Lankarani. Knowledge, attitude and practice of general practitioners towards adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting in Shiraz, Iran. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine.
(Accepted). (First Author).

Behzad Yeganeh, Seyed Mohamad Miri, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Afshin Samali, Bita Geramizadeh, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Martin Post, Payman Peymani, Kevin M, Coombs  and Saeid Ghavami. A Comparative Immunohistochemical Study of Autophagy, Apoptosis and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Responses in Human Liver Tissue of Patients with Autoimmune Hepatitis. under submission. (Corresponding Author).

Kamran B Lankarani, Payam Peymani, Sahar Zare, Reza Tabrizi, MH Kazemi, G.R. Omrani. Prevalence of Vitamin B12 and Folate Deficiencies & Homocysteinemia in Senior Population of Shiraz in South of Iran Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research October 2015; 14(10): 1319-1326. (Corresponding Author).

Siamak Sabour, Fatemeh Farzaneh, Payam PeymaniEvaluation of the sensitivity and reliability of primary rainbow trout hepatocyte vitellogenin expression as a screening assay for estrogen mimics. Methodological issues. Aquatic Toxicology, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 5 May 2015

Saba Afifi ,Najmeh Maharloui, Payam Peymani, Soha Namazi, Alireza Gholami Gharaei, Pegah Jahani, Kamran B Lankarani .Adverse drug reactions reporting: pharmacists’ knowledge, attitude and practice in Shiraz, Iran. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2014 Jan 1;26(3):139-45.



Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology: concept and terminology, Payam Peymani & Siamak Sabour, AlimohammadSabzghabaie and Kamran B Lankarani (2013)


Important of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilancefor Rational Drug Use in Pregnancy 

Risk Classification for Drug Use during Pregnancy


Basic and Principal of Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance


1-Textbook of Pharmacoepidemiology, Brian L. Strom and Stephen E Kimmel (2010)

2-Pharmacoepidemiology: Principles and Practice, Brenda Waning and Michael Montagne (2000)

3-Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology, Yang, Yi (2010) 

4- Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology: concept and terminology, Payam Peymani & Siamak Sabour (2013)

Useful Website

The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)


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