ALI MORADI, MD, MPH, DRPH
Department of Medical Humanities
Assistant Dean of Clinical Integration
Director of Primary Care Skills, Osteopathic Medical Program
Dr. Ali Moradi is the Director of Primary Care Skills at PCOM Georgia. He has been
actively engaged in academic medicine since 2002 when he joined Lake Erie College
of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. As an academic visionary, he contributed
to the establishment of public health and community medicine in the first- and second-year
medical school curriculum. He further enhanced his expertise by playing a major role
in the development and delivery of the Problem Based Learning pathway (PBL). Since
2005, he has dynamically developed PBL cases, worked on the development of an examination
process with compatibility and competencies recommended by National Board of Osteopathic
Examination and created a workshop and training for the purpose of teaching and mentoring
new faculty to facilitate and deliver the PBL session.
Dr. Moradi’s professional activities and responsibilities have included:
- Development of public health and community medicine research practice for third- and
fourth-year medical students. These efforts included searching for ways to improve
minority health status and contributing to longer, healthier and more productive lives
through the utilization of preventive medicine and nutrition education. Public health
research is intended to provide information essential for control and prevention of
global communicable diseases through, application of health promotion, disease prevention
strategies and general public health education and practice.
- Teaching introduction to clinical medicine, patient interview and history taking;
physical examination, medical terminology and patient counseling; Clinical Case Development
for OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination); and mentoring standardized patients.
- Teaching, mentoring and case presentation for medical and nursing students through
simulation training which is embraced as a method of giving students practical experience
without the risk.
- Development and design of problem-based learning pathway cases to establish curriculum
with innovation in teaching and learning and interdisciplinary education for a newly
established medical school program.
Awards and Honors
- Approved and appointed as a faculty member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical
Examiners (NBOME) in 2005 and given the opportunity for construction and conduct a
review of items for COMLEX-USA level, I, II, & III.
- Selected for standard setting panelist for the COMLEX-USA Examinations Level 2-PE.
Participated in a special panel to review candidate performances in the humanistic
domain, which covers the skills of doctor-patient communication, interpersonal skills,
- Reappointed for three-year term in health promotion disease prevention and preventive
medicine (NBOME) beginning in February 2014. Elected to serve as Chair for the health
promotion disease prevention committee (HP/DP) 2015.
- Nominated to the Evaluators Registry by American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) in the area of pre-clinical education
for accreditation and evaluation process, January 2012.
- Appointed to Florida Tobacco Advisory Council: Florida Department of Public Health.
Served as a member of the Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council for
the Florida Department of Public Health since January 2012.
- Appointed as a Fellowship Research Proposal Reviewer for the Review Committee of the
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Research, Division of Research and
Development, February 2011 to present.
- Appointed as an American Public Health Association (APHA) Abstracts Reviewer and Session
Moderator in Public Health Education and Health Promotion, 2009 to present.
- Appointed to participate in CDC Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) to conduct scientific
peer review of publication responding to FOA RFA DP15-008 Health Promotion and Disease
Prevention, Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, GA, 2009 to present.
- Faculty Award of the Year for Distinguished Teaching (2014) at Lake Erie College of
- Leadership Award for Simulation Patient Center (2015) from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and State College of Florida.
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP)
- American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)
- World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)
- Update on Outbreak of Infectious Diseases (CDC Chapter)