Ali Lotfizadeh > Biography
Ali is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He has been involved in research since college, where he studied cell signaling during fertilization and transcriptional regulation in immune cell development, as a Beckman Scholar. During medical school, Ali conducted research on vocal cord function using surgical experimental techniques. In addition to his basic science research, Ali has an interest in health systems strengthening and innovative strategies for cost-effective healthcare provision. He has served as a physician researcher conducting comparative effectiveness research on the cost-effectiveness and utility of drugs for the treatment of type II diabetes and atrial fibrillation. He is co-founder and director of PASHA, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that seeks to engage local diaspora communities in global health efforts.