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Mehrdad Alavi, PharmD, MHA

Research Fellow & Graduate Instructor
Areas I Teach 

Educational History

BA, Psychology--University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MHA--Pacific University School of Healthcare Administration & Leadership
PharmD--Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Practice/Research Interests

My research activity has mainly been focused on assisting with studies investigating the effects of alcohol and stress on brain and behavior. My interest in neuro-psychology and pharmacology led me to join the lab group of Dr. Leslie Devaud here at the School of Pharmacy when I was a second-year pharmacy student. I am also interested in studying potential gaps in adherence to discharge medications among hospital patients in order to improve patient health outcomes.

Outside the Classroom

I enjoy food and music of all kinds. I learned how to cook Persian food from my amazing grandmother, and I really enjoy cooking partly because it keeps great memories alive. When I am not at work or eating out, I am either washing the dishes or learning how to play a new piano song.