Farhad Fatehi


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The use of Digital Health for behaviour change in people with chronic conditions


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Dr Farhad Fatehi is a Research Fellow at the School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health. He also an Honorary Research Fellow in Digital Health with the Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland. His research is focused on the development and evaluation of new models of healthcare using digital technologies, in particular for chronic diseases. Other areas of his research include Telemedicine/Telehealth Policy as well as security and privacy of information systems in healthcare.

Dr Fatehi’s academic qualifications are MD (Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 1997), MSc in International Health (Heidelberg University, 2006) and PhD in Telemedicine (The University of Queensland, 2014). After graduating from The University of Queensland in 2014, Farhad was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015-2016) to work on a Mobile Health (mHealth) project for diabetes care. In 2016, Dr Fatehi won a highly competitive 3-year Advance Queensland Fellowship to pursue his research career in the field of digital health.

Education/Academic qualification

Telemedicine, PhD, University of Queensland

1 Oct 201031 Dec 2017

Award Date: 17 Dec 2014

International Health, MSc, University of Heidelberg

15 Oct 200515 Oct 2006

Award Date: 15 Oct 2006

General Medicine, MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

1 Jan 198920 Sep 1997

Award Date: 20 Sep 1997

External positions

Honorary Fellow, University of Queensland

3 Jun 2020 → …

Research area keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Telehealth
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)

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Research Output

Digital health interventions for chronic diseases: A scoping review of evaluation frameworks

Bashi, N., Fatehi, F., Mosadeghi-Nik, M., Askari, M. S. & Karunanithi, M., 9 Mar 2020, In : BMJ Health & Care Informatics. 27, 1, 12 p., e100066.

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Open Access

Role of Telehealth in the Management of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Previous SARS, MERS, and Ebola Outbreaks

Keshvardoost, S., Bahaadinbeigy, K. & Fatehi, F., 8 Jul 2020, In : Telemedicine and e-Health. 26, 7, 3 p.

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Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Teleophthalmology for the elderly population: A review of the literature

Fatehi, F., Jahedi, F., Tay-Kearney, M. L. & Kanagasingam, Y., Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 136, 8 p., 104089.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Towards a contextual theory of Mobile Health Data Protection (MHDP): A realist perspective

Pool, J., Akhlaghpour, S. & Fatehi, F., Sep 2020, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 141, 14 p., 104229.

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A Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Utilizing Telemedicine for Improving Heart Failure Readmission: Can a Realist Approach Bridge the Translational Divide?

Gonzalez Garcia, M., Fatehi, F., Bashi, N., Varnfield, M., Iyngkaran, P., Driscoll, A., Neil, C., Hare, D. L. & Oldenburg, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology. 13, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)