Given the ‘wicked problems’ of our time, such as chronic non-communicable diseases, global climate change, and sustainability to name a few, Dr Behrooz Behbod founded Oxford Public Health in 2015. Dr Behbod’s vision is to see innovation in public health through collaboration in all sectors.
Oxford Public Health aims to promote careers in public health, increase public health capacity worldwide, and integrate public health perspectives into the wider workforce, including but not limited to journalism, radio, television, film, law, policy, architecture, urban design, engineering, entrepreneurship, healthcare and academia.
Oxford Public Health does this through:
Dr Behbod trained as a medical doctor in the UK, practiced clinically in both the National Health Service and in Cyprus, before joining the first cohort of Masters students at the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health. He then completed doctoral research training at Harvard University, exploring the role of the home environment in the development of asthma and allergy in children.
Between 2011 and 2013, Dr Behbod served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (‘Disease Detective’) at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
Dr Behbod co-authored a recent paper with Dr Katz and other leading experts in Lifestyle Medicine (Sagner M, et al. 2014. Lifestyle medicine potential for reversing a world of chronic disease epidemics: from cell to community. Int J Clin Pract. November 2014, 68, 11, 1289-1292).
Dr Behbod is currently a public health specialty registrar in Oxford, where he is working with local, regional, national, and international organisations.