Mohsen Bazargan, PhD
Title Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Family Medicine
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street
Telephone (323) 357-3655
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Overview
Dr. Bazargan is Professor, Faculty Trustee, and Director of Research at Department of Family Medicine and Public Health program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science (CDU). In addition, he is also Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. He is a Medical Sociologist with extensive training in the fields of aging, research methodology, evaluation, and statistics.

Dr. Bazargan received his PhD in Medical Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has been a member of the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) faculty since 1993, and was previously on the faculty of the Xavier University. Dr. Bazargan entire research related activities is concentrated around the health status and health disparities experienced by racial/ethnic minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged populations. He has conducted several large population and community based surveys on access and utilization of health services by underserved minority older adults.

Dr. Bazargan has authored more than 110 scientific papers many of which address access to care, barriers to medical care, use of health services, racial disparities, and health outcomes among older adult African Americans. During the last 30 years, he has been funded by several federal agencies including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Administration for Children and Family (AHF), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to conduct research and interventional study among minority populations.

Since graduated in 1990, Dr. Bazargan has established a strong foundation as a medical sociologist researcher and health disparities scholar, particularly in the RCMI community. He has played a major role in submitting and implementing RCMI research projects. Nationally, he is recognized for conducting research among older African-American adults, particularly in the area of physical and mental health status, health care utilization, and medication consumption.

Specifically, some of his major accomplishment within last 10 years are:
• He played a major role in the leadership of CDU, both as the President of Academic Senate for 6 years, and now as the Faculty Trustee at CDU.
• He was the Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of CDU from 2017-2022.
• Two of his R25 grants (totaling $5,000,000), which targeted the development of minority junior faculty, were funded within the last 6 years. The over-arching goal of the NIMHD-funded CRECD Program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce.
• Three of his grant applications were funded by CMS to reduce health disparities associated with medication-related challenges among older Latino and African-American hypertensive and diabetic adults.
• He have served several major institutional grants, including Project EXPORT, the AXIS program, the CTSI program, RTRN, and the Cancer Research Center at the CDU.
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Publications
1. Bazargan M, Lucas-Wright A, Jones L, Vargas R, Vadgama JV, Evers-Manly S, Maxwell AE. Understanding Perceived Benefit of Early Cancer Detection: Community-Partnered Research with African American Women in South Los Angeles. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Sep; 24(9):755-61.
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2. Bazargan M, Yazdanshenas H, Han S, Orum G. Inappropriate Medication Use Among Underserved Elderly African Americans. J Aging Health. 2015 Jun 30.
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3. Bazargan M, Yazdanshenas H, Gordon D, Orum G. Pain in Community-Dwelling Elderly African Americans. J Aging Health. 2015 Jun 26.
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4. Lucas-Wright A, Bazargan M, Jones L, Vadgama JV, Vargas R, Sarkissyan M, Smith J, Yazdanshenas H, Maxwell AE. Correlates of perceived risk of developing cancer among african-americans in South los angeles. J Community Health. 2014 Feb; 39(1):173-80.
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5. Yazdanshenas H, Bazargan M, Orum G, Loni L, Mahabadi N, Husaini B. Prescribing patterns in the treatment of hypertension among underserved African American elderly. Ethn Dis. 2014; 24(4):431-7.
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6. Yazdanshenas H, Bazargan M, Orum G, Loni L, Mahabadi N, Husaini B. Prescribing patterns in the treatment of hypertension among underserved African American elderly. Ethn Dis. 2014; 24(4):431-7.
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7. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Zamani-Alavijeh F, Hindman D, Mohamadi E, Bazargan M. How do motorcyclists manage mental tensions of risky riding? BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:865.
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8. Jones L, Bazargan M, Lucas-Wright A, Vadgama JV, Vargas R, Smith J, Otoukesh S, Maxwell AE. Comparing perceived and test-based knowledge of cancer risk and prevention among Hispanic and African Americans: an example of community participatory research. Ethn Dis. 2013; 23(2):210-6.
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9. Javadivala Z, Allahverdipour H, Dianat I, Bazargan M. Awareness of Parents about Characteristics of a Healthy School Backpack. Health Promot Perspect. 2012; 2(2):166-72.
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10. Otoukesh S, Mojtahedzadeh M, Sherzai D, Behazin A, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bazargan M. A retrospective study of demographic parameters and major health referrals among Afghan refugees in Iran. Int J Equity Health. 2012; 11:82.
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11. Bazargan M, Galvan F. Perceived discrimination and depression among low-income Latina male-to-female transgender women. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:663.
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12. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Gaines T, Bazargan M, Seddighzadeh B, Ahmadi A. Alcohol misuse and multiple sexual partners. West J Emerg Med. 2012 May; 13(2):151-9.
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13. Mahboubi H, Zardouz S, Oliaei S, Pan D, Bazargan M, Djalilian HR. Noise-induced hearing threshold shift among US adults and implications for noise-induced hearing loss: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Feb; 270(2):461-7.
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14. Chavira C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Lin J, del Pino HE, Bazargan M. Type of alcohol drink and exposure to violence: an emergency department study. J Community Health. 2011 Aug; 36(4):597-604.
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15. Zamani-Alavijeh F, Bazargan M, Shafiei A, Bazargan-Hejazi S. The frequency and predictors of helmet use among Iranian motorcyclists: A quantitative and qualitative study. Accid Anal Prev. 2011 Jul; 43(4):1562-9.
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16. Ravari A, Bazargan M, Vanaki Z, Mirzaei T. Job satisfaction among Iranian hospital-based practicing nurses: examining the influence of self-expectation, social interaction and organisational situations. J Nurs Manag. 2012 May; 20(4):522-33.
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17. Calderón JL, Bazargan M, Sangasubana N, Hays RD, Hardigan P, Baker RS. A comparison of two educational methods on immigrant Latinas breast cancer knowledge and screening behaviors. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug; 21(3 Suppl):76-90.
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18. Rahmati-Najarkolaei F, Niknami S, Aminshokravi F, Bazargan M, Ahmadi F, Hadjizadeh E, Tavafian SS. Experiences of stigma in healthcare settings among adults living with HIV in the Islamic Republic of Iran. J Int AIDS Soc. 2010; 13:27.
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19. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ani C, Gaines T, Ahmadi A, Bazargan M. Alcohol misuse and depression symptoms among males and females. Arch Iran Med. 2010 Jul; 13(4):324-32.
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20. Bazargan M, Stein JA, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Hindman DW. Using the information-motivation behavioral model to predict sexual behavior among underserved minority youth. J Sch Health. 2010 Jun; 80(6):287-95.
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21. Hatefnia E, Niknami S, Bazargan M, Mahmoodi M, Lamyianm M, Alavi N. Correlates of mammography utilization among working Muslim Iranian women. Health Care Women Int. 2010 Jun; 31(6):499-514.
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22. Allahverdipour H, Bazargan M, Farhadinasab A, Moeini B. Correlates of video games playing among adolescents in an Islamic country. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:286.
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23. Zamani-Alavijeh F, Niknami S, Bazargan M, Mohamadi E, Montazeri A, Ghofranipour F, Ahmadi F, Tavafian SS. Risk-taking behaviors among motorcyclists in middle east countries: a case of islamic republic of Iran. Traffic Inj Prev. 2010 Feb; 11(1):25-34.
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24. Harandy TF, Ghofranipour F, Montazeri A, Anoosheh M, Bazargan M, Mohammadi E, Ahmadi F, Niknami S. Muslim breast cancer survivor spirituality: coping strategy or health seeking behavior hindrance? Health Care Women Int. 2010 Jan; 31(1):88-98.
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25. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Alvarez G, Teklehaimanot S, Nikakhtar N, Bazargan M. Prevalence of depression symptoms among adolescents aged 12-17 years in California and the role of overweight as a risk factor. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1):S1-107-15.
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26. Bazargan M, Makar M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ani C, Wolf KE. Preventive, lifestyle, and personal health behaviors among physicians. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Jul-Aug; 33(4):289-95.
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27. Zamani-Alavijeh F, Niknami S, Bazargan M, Mohammadi E, Montazeri A, Ahmadi F, Ghofranipour F. Accident-related risk behaviors associated with motivations for motorcycle use in Iran: a country with very high traffic deaths. Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Jun; 10(3):237-42.
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28. Mohtasham G, Shamsaddin N, Bazargan M, Anosheravan K, Elaheh M, Fazlolah G. Correlates of the intention to remain sexually inactive among male adolescents in an Islamic country: case of the Republic of Iran. J Sch Health. 2009 Mar; 79(3):123-9.
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29. Ani C, Bazargan M, Hindman D, Bell D, Rodriguez M, Baker RS. Comorbid chronic illness and the diagnosis and treatment of depression in safety net primary care settings. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Mar-Apr; 22(2):123-35.
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30. Bazargan M, Ani C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bastani R. Colorectal cancer screening among underserved minority population: discrepancy between physicians' recommended, scheduled, and completed tests. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Aug; 76(2):240-7.
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31. Allahverdipour H, Bazargan M, Farhadinasab A, Hidarnia A, Bashirian S. Effectiveness of skill-based substance abuse intervention among male adolescents in an Islamic country: case of the Islamic Republic of Iran. J Drug Educ. 2009; 39(2):211-22.
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32. Rothholtz VS, Lee AD, Shamloo B, Bazargan M, Pan D, Djalilian HR. Skull base osteomyelitis: the effect of comorbid disease on hospitalization. Laryngoscope. 2008 Nov; 118(11):1917-24.
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33. Robinson LD, Calmes DP, Bazargan M. The impact of literacy enhancement on asthma-related outcomes among underserved children. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Aug; 100(8):892-6.
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34. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bazargan M, Gaines T, Jemanez M. Alcohol misuse and report of recent depressive symptoms among ED patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Jun; 26(5):537-44.
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35. Bazargan M, Ani CO, Hindman DW, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bell D, Rodriquez M. Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine utilization in depressed, underserved african american and Hispanic patients in primary care settings. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jun; 14(5):537-44.
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36. Bell DS, Harless CE, Higa JK, Bjork EL, Bjork RA, Bazargan M, Mangione CM. Knowledge retention after an online tutorial: a randomized educational experiment among resident physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Aug; 23(8):1164-71.
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37. Ani C, Bazargan M, Hindman D, Bell D, Farooq MA, Akhanjee L, Yemofio F, Baker R, Rodriguez M. Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between patients and physicians in primary care settings. BMC Fam Pract. 2008; 9:1.
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38. Antelo F, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ani C, Bazargan M. Correlates of readiness to change problem drinking among a sample of problem drinkers receiving care from an inner-city emergency department. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-93-8.
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39. Ani C, Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Andersen RM, Hindman DW, Baker RS. Correlates of self-diagnosis of chronic medical and mental health conditions in under-served African American and Latino populations. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-105-11.
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40. Ogunyemi D, Manigat-Wilson B, Bazargan M, Pan D. Birth weight for gestational age patterns by ethnicity, gender, and parity in an urban population. South Med J. 2007 Jun; 100(6):615-6.
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41. Ogunyemi D, Manigat B, Marquis J, Bazargan M. Demographic variations and clinical associations of episiotomy and severe perineal lacerations in vaginal delivery. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Nov; 98(11):1874-81.
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42. Bazargan M, Lindstrom RW, Dakak A, Ani C, Wolf KE, Edelstein RA. Impact of desire to work in underserved communities on selection of specialty among fourth-year medical students. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Sep; 98(9):1460-5.
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43. Singleton AF, Bazargan M, Ilagan B, Yan L, Eugenio J. Using resident focus groups to improve subspecialty consultations in a pediatric urgent care setting. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Sep; 98(9):1478-82.
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44. Baker RS, Bazargan M, Calderón JL, Hays RD. Psychometric performance of the National Eye Institute visual function questionnaire in Latinos and non-Latinos. Ophthalmology. 2006 Aug; 113(8):1363-71.
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45. Bazargan M, West K. Correlates of the intention to remain sexually inactive among underserved Hispanic and African American high school students. J Sch Health. 2006 Jan; 76(1):25-32.
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46. Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS. Who is playing doctor? -- The gap between self-perceived versus professionally diagnosed chronic conditions among the underserved minority. Prev Med. 2005 Nov-Dec; 41(5-6):883-6.
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47. Salehian B, Bilas J, Bazargan M, Abbasian M. Prevalence and incidence of diabetes in HIV-infected minority patients on protease inhibitors. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Aug; 97(8):1088-92.
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48. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bing E, Bazargan M, Der-Martirosian C, Hardin E, Bernstein J, Bernstein E. Evaluation of a brief intervention in an inner-city emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Jul; 46(1):67-76.
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49. Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS. Treatment of self-reported depression among Hispanics and African Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 May; 16(2):328-44.
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50. Baker RS, Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Calderón JL. Access to vision care in an urban low-income multiethnic population. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2005 Feb; 12(1):1-12.
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51. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bazargan M, Hardin E, Bing EG. Alcohol use and adherence to prescribed therapy among under-served Latino and African-American patients using emergency department services. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(2):267-75.
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52. Ogunyemi D, Bazargan M, Norris K, Jones-Quaidoo S, Wolf K, Edelstein R, Baker RS, Calmes D. The development of a mandatory medical thesis in an urban medical school. Teach Learn Med. 2005; 17(4):363-9.
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53. Bazargan M, Norris K, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Akhanjee L, Calderon JL, Safvati SD, Baker RS. Alternative healthcare use in the under-served population. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4):531-9.
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54. Bazargan M, Calderón JL, Heslin KC, Mentes C, Shaheen MA, Ahdout J, Baker RS. A profile of chronic mental and physical conditions among African-American and Latino children in urban public housing. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-3-9.
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55. Yan A, Mekikian A, Bazargan M, Chandramohan G. Adequacy of urinary tract infection management among minority underserved children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2004 Dec; 19(12):1375-8.
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56. Bazargan M, Bazargan SH, Farooq M, Baker RS. Correlates of cervical cancer screening among underserved Hispanic and African-American women. Prev Med. 2004 Sep; 39(3):465-73.
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57. Davidson MB, Dulan S, Duran P, Bazargan M. Indirect support for the use of supplemental insulin in hospitalized insulin-requiring diabetic patients. Diabetes Care. 2004 Sep; 27(9):2260-1.
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58. Hsia SH, Bazargan M, Davidson MB. Effect of Pancreas Tonic (an ayurvedic herbal supplement) in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism. 2004 Sep; 53(9):1166-73.
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59. Vojdani A, Bazargan M, Vojdani E, Samadi J, Nourian AA, Eghbalieh N, Cooper EL. Heat shock protein and gliadin peptide promote development of peptidase antibodies in children with autism and patients with autoimmune disease. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 May; 11(3):515-24.
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60. Davidson MB, Bazargan M, Bakris G, Peters Harmel A, Campese V, Basta E. ImmunoDip: an improved screening method for microalbuminuria. Am J Nephrol. 2004 May-Jun; 24(3):284-8.
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61. Bazargan M, Bazargan SH, Calderón JL, Husaini BA, Baker RS. Mammography screening and breast self-examination among minority women in public housing projects: the impact of physician recommendation. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2003 Dec; 49(8):1213-8.
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62. Hamilton JL, James FW, Bazargan M. Provider practice, overweight and associated risk variables among children from a multi-ethnic underserved community. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 Jun; 95(6):441-8.
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63. Bazargan M, Johnson KH, Stein JA. Emergency department utilization among Hispanic and African-American under-served patients with type 2 diabetes. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(3):369-75.
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64. Anidi I, Bazargan M, James FW. Knowledge and management of diarrhea among underserved minority parents/caregivers. Ambul Pediatr. 2002 May-Jun; 2(3):201-6.
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65. Johnson KH, Bazargan M, Cherpitel CJ. Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use and the onset of type 2 diabetes among inner-city minority patients. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2001 Nov-Dec; 14(6):430-6.
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66. Bazargan M, Baker RS, Bazargan SH. Sensory impairments and subjective well-being among aged African American persons. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2001 Sep; 56(5):P268-78.
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67. Bazargan M, Bazargan S, King L. Paranoid ideation among elderly African American persons. Gerontologist. 2001 Jun; 41(3):366-73.
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68. Vojdani A, Bazargan M, Vojdani E, Wright J. New evidence for antioxidant properties of vitamin C. Cancer Detect Prev. 2000; 24(6):508-23.
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69. Bazargan M, Bazargan S, Baker RS. Emergency department utilization, hospital admissions, and physician visits among elderly African American persons. Gerontologist. 1998 Feb; 38(1):25-36.
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Ani, Chizobam
Baker, Richard s.
Bazargan, Shahrzad
Hindman, David
Yazdanshenas, Hamed
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Hilliard, Charles
Dominguez, Fred
del Pino, Homero
Bazargan, Shahrzad
Teruya, Stacey


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