Environmental Determinants of Health Research Center
In 2013, the Environmental Determinants of Health Research Center was approved by the Ministry of Health and Public Education and officially started its activities in KUMS Faculty of Public Health. In this center, quantitative and qualitative research focused on socially effective factors affecting health with the aim of promoting community health and production of knowledge in the province of Kermanshah and the Kurdish population with respect to community needs, it activated to:
Health Education & Health Promotion
Environment Health
Occupational Health
Lifestyle Modification
Health System
Social Security
Equitable Health
Social Support
Child and Women Health
Health Equity in all Policies
Overcome health deficiencies of the Kermanshah province through the implementation of strategic programs

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Center
In 2019, the Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (SYRMAN) Center was approved and activated in KUMS. With respect to the key role of review studies, including systematic review and meta-analysis, as the highest level of evidence in clinical decision-making processes and even evidence-based policymaking, it is necessary to define and implement the processes that guarantee the studies in the best quality. The mission of this center is producing the reliable evidence to make conscious decisions in the health system of the country and promoting public health. This center gives services in education (e.g. workshop and webinar) and research (e.g. methodological council) fields. SYRMAN has national and international collaborations with many universities in the world such as USA, Cameroon, Spain, Chile, Japan, Australia, Italy, India and etc.

Ravansar Non Communicable Disease (RaNCD) cohort study center
The Ravansar Non-Communicable Diseases (RaNCD) cohort aims to investigate the incidence of major non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in people aged 35–65 years in Ravansar, a Kurdish region in western Iran. Each participant will be followed annually for 15 years, both actively (contacted by telephone or seen by a physician at the study center when necessary) and passively (whenever participants visit the center to report the occurrence of an event of interest). The RaNCD cohort study questionnaire consists of 482 items covering three areas: general, medical and nutrition information. More details about this cohort profile is available (

International Journal of Health and Life Sciences (IJHLS)

Aims and Scope
IJHLS is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on:
Nutrition and Health, Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases, Environmental Health Hazards, Occupational Health, Public Health Interventions and Health Promotion, Health Economics, Other disciplines relevant to Public Health.
Print: 2383-4390| Electronic: 2383-4382
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