Omeid Heidari PhD, MPH, ANP-C
I am an assistant professor in the Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing department. I have experience working at the bedside, as a primary and specialty care nurse practitioner, and as a researcher. My work is focused broadly on improving healthcare engagement for people living with HIV and other chronic infectious diseases, and substance use disorder. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Drug Dependence Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health focused on the behavioral mechanisms of substance use, the social network impact on healthcare engagement, and use of telehealth for medication for opioid use disorder services. I use a variety of research methods including mixed-methodology, psychometrics and latent class analysis, and implementation science to improve healthcare services and engagement. My clinical practice is focused on treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other chronic infectious diseases in the primary care setting. I also manage opioid use disorder in the primary care and low-threshold setting.
BSN: University of California, Irvine
MSN/MPH: Johns Hopkins University
PhD: Johns Hopkins University
Awards, accolades and distinguished memberships:
2019: UC Irvine Distinguished Alumnus Award
2017-2022: Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars Fellow
What classes do you teach?
Health Equity in the undergraduate Nursing program
What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
I am excited to join the faculty at the UW School of Nursing and engaging with students who are interested in working clinically and/or in research with individuals who have historically been excluded from or stigmatized within healthcare systems and improving engagement through meaningful interventions, advocacy, and policy change
DepartmentChild, Family, and Population Health Nursing
- Innovative Interventions
- Health Equity