- Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences – DABP
- Review Branch:
- Social and Community Influences Across the Lifecourse – SCIL
- Study Section:
- Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes – SPIP
Dr. Shahrzad Mavandadi received her Ph.D. in health psychology, with a specialization in gerontology, from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. Following her doctoral work, she completed a NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in mental health and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mavandadi went on to serve as a research scientist at the VISN4 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (in Philadelphia). She also held the position of adjunct associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. In these roles, she developed expertise in mental health interventions and services research as well as quantitative data analysis methods. Her research focused on the association between psychosocial factors, particularly the nature and quality of social ties, and mental and physical well-being. She served as PI on several clinical trials that examined the impact and comparative effectiveness of tailored, multicomponent interventions for individuals living with behavioral and neuropsychiatric conditions and their care partners.