Dr Leila Ghalichi

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Institute of Applied Health Research
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Senior Researcher at Global Health Unit. Currently working on “Equitable Access to Quality Health Care for Injured People in Four Low or Middle Income Countries”.

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MD, PhD in Epidemiology


Leila is a physician and has a PhD in Epidemiology. Her research experience is public health, psychosocial health, and communicable disease. She is experienced in qualitative and quantitative methods of research and is also experienced in systematic reviews.


Research interests:

  • Equity
  • Psychosocial Health
  • Public Health

 Current projects:

Equitable Access to Quality Health Care for Injured People in Four Low or Middle Income Countries: Equi-injury


Recent publications


Equi-Injury Group 2024, 'Equitable access to qualacity injury care; Equi-Injury project protocol for prioritizing interventions in four Low- or Middle-Income Countries: a mixed method study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 24, 429. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-024-10668-y

Ghalichi, L, Goodman-Palmer, D, Whitaker, J, Abio, A, Lowery Wilson, M, Wallis, L, Norov, B, Aryal, KK, Carvalho Malta, D, Bärnighausen, T, Geldsetzer, P, Flood, D, Vollmer, S, Theilmann, M & Davies, J 2024, 'Individual characteristics associated with road traffic collisions and healthcare seeking in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and territories', PLOS Global Public Health, vol. 4, no. 1, e0002768. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0002768

Salehi, M, Ghahari, S, Hosseinzadeh, M & Ghalichi, L 2023, 'Domestic violence risk prediction in Iran using a machine learning approach by analyzing Persian textual content in social media', Heliyon, vol. 9, no. 5, e15667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e15667

Ghalichi, L, Ghadikolaei, OA, Hosseinkhan, N, Abedini, A, Ahmadi, S & Najafi, L 2023, 'Prediction of postnatal abnormal umbilical cord coiling by antenatal evaluation in pregnant women: Diagnostic accuracy study: a systematic review', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.15781

Nabavi, SM, Mehrabani, M, Ghalichi, L, Nahayati, MA, Ghaffari, M, Ashtari, F, Mohammadianinejad, SE, Karimi, S, Faghani, L, Yazdanbakhsh, S, Najafian, A, Shahpasand, K & Vosough, M 2022, 'COVID-19 Vaccination Willingness and Acceptability in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Cross Sectional Study in Iran', Vaccines, vol. 10, no. 1, 135. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010135

Soleimanvandiazar, N, Karimi, SE, Kamali, M, Moradi, M, Janani, L, Ghanbari, S, Mottaghi, A, Piri, M, Ghalichi, L & Nojomi, M 2022, 'Current and life-time alcohol consumption in Iranian students: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Substance Use. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2022.2114386

Nohesara, S, Saeidi, M, Mosavari, H, Ghalichi, L & Alebouyeh, MR 2022, 'Grief experience among ICU staff with loss of family members during COVID-19 outbreak in IRAN: a qualitative study', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 13, 904760. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.904760

Agin, K, Heydarifard, Z, Ghalichi, L, Yaghoobi, M, Ranjbar, HH, Jazayeri, SM & Azhar, IR 2022, 'Multipathogen detection in patients with respiratory tract infection: identification of non-respiratory viruses using multiplex real-time polymerase reaction', Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, vol. 14, no. 11, e120553. https://doi.org/10.5812/jjm.120553

Rezaee Azhar, I, Yaghoobi, M, Mossalaeie, MM, Kollaee Darabi, A, Nejadeh, AH, Jamshidi, M, Ahani, A, Karkhane Mahmoodi, M, Ghalichi, L, Shabanzadeh, A, Ataei-Pirkooh, A, Marjani, A, Khamseh, A, Shafiei, M, Hosseini, P, Soltani, S, Zandi, M, Ghafari, P, Aboofazeli, A, Ghaziasadi, A & Jazayeri, SM 2022, 'Prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) genotypes between outpatients males and females referred to seven laboratories in Tehran, Iran', Infectious Agents and Cancer, vol. 17, no. 1, 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13027-022-00421-7

Pournik, O & Ghalichi, L 2021, 'Design and validation of an instrument for evaluating the social capital of faculty members', Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 15, no. 1, e107458. https://doi.org/10.5812/ijpbs.107458

Rostam-Abadi, Y, Gholami, J, Amin-Esmaeili, M, Baheshmat, S, Hamzehzadeh, M, Rafiemanesh, H, Nasserbakht, M, Ghalichi, L, Safarcherati, A, Taremian, F, Mojtabai, R & Rahimi-Movaghar, A 2021, 'Evidence for an increase in cannabis use in Iran – A systematic review and trend analysis', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 8, e0256563. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256563

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Pournik, O, Mukherjee, T, Ghalichi, L & Arvanitis, TN 2023, How Interoperability Challenges Are Addressed in Healthcare IoT Projects. in M Giacomini, L Stoicu-Tivadar, G Balestra, A Benis, S Bonacina, A Bottrighi, TM Deserno, P Gallos, L Lhotska, S Marceglia, AC Pazos Sierra, S Rosati & L Sacchi (eds), Telehealth Ecosystems in Practice. Studies in health technology and informatics, vol. 309, IOS Press, pp. 121-125. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI230754

Pournik, O, Ghalichi, L, Gallos, P & Arvanitis, TN 2023, The Internet of Medical Things: Opportunities, Benefits, Challenges and Concerns. in M Giacomini, L Stoicu-Tivadar, G Balestra, A Benis, S Bonacina, A Bottrighi, TM Deserno, P Gallos, L Lhotska, S Marceglia, AC Pazos Sierra, S Rosati & L Sacchi (eds), Telehealth Ecosystems in Practice. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 309, IOS Press, pp. 312-316. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI230809

Review article

Ghalichi, L, Shirzad, F & Pournik, O 2023, 'How Do Iranian Researchers Measure Spirituality in Health Studies? A Scoping Review', Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, vol. 37, no. 1, 24. https://doi.org/10.47176/mjiri.37.24

Razmgir, M, Panahi, S, Ghalichi, L, Mousavi, SAJ & Sedghi, S 2021, 'Exploring research impact models: a systematic scoping review', Research Evaluation, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 443-457. https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvab009

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