Behzad Heibati


Postdoctoral Researcher
Environmental health, public health

49 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 2349 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 349 citations. The author has a h-index of 21.00. (Scopus 4.2.2020)


Postdoctoral researcher in a Biocenter Oulu group "Molecular and environmental basis for asthma in a changing climate" at CERH, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu. 

Research interests

  • Environmental Exposure
  • Occupational and Environmental Health

Selected Publications

  • Ghanbari Ghozikali M, Heibati B, Naddafi K, Kloog I, Oliveri Conti G, Polosa R, Ferrante M. Evaluation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) attributed to atmospheric O3, NO2, and SO2 using Air Q Model (2011-2012 year). Environ Res. 2016 Jan;144(Pt A):99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.10.030. Epub 2015 Nov 21. IF 3.835
  • Rokni M, Mohammadyan M, Hashemi ST, Asadi SM, Boogaard PJ, Heibati B, Yetilmezsoy K, Abdul-Wahab SA. Risk assessment of workers exposed to crystalline silica aerosols. Hum Ecol Risk Assess. 2016;22(8):1678-1686. IF 1.560
  • Conti GO, Heibati B, Kloog I, Fiore M, Ferrante M. A review of AirQ Models and their applications for forecasting the air pollution health outcomes. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017 Mar;24(7):6426-6445. doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-8180-1. Epub 2017 Jan 4. IF 2.800
  • Ghanbari Ghozikali M, Borgini A, Tittarelli A, Amrane A, Mohammadyan M, Heibati B, Yetilmezsoy K. Quantification of Health Effects of Exposure to Air Pollution (PM10) in Tabriz. Global NEST J. 2016;18:708-20. . IF 0.665
  • Mohammadyan M, Alizadeh-Larimi A, Etemadinejad S, Dadvand P, Latif MT, Heibati B, Yetilmezsoy K, Abdul-Wahab SA. Particulate air pollution at schools: Indoor-outdoor relationship and determinants of indoor concentrations. Aerosol Air Qual Res. 2017;17:857-64. IF 2.589
  • Heibati B, Pollitt KJG, Karimi A, Yazdani Charati J, Ducatman A, Shokrzadeh M, Mohammadyan M. BTEX exposure assessment and quantitative risk assessment among petroleum product distributors. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017 Oct;144:445-449. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.06.055. Epub 2017 Jun 27. IF 3.974
  • Mohammadyan M, Ghoochani M, Kloog I, Abdul-Wahab SA, Yetilmezsoy K, Heibati B, Godri Pollitt KJ. Assessment of indoor and outdoor particulate air pollution at an urban background site in Iran. Environ Monit Assess. 2017 May;189(5):235. doi: 10.1007/s10661-017-5951-1. Epub 2017 Apr 27. IF 1.804
  • Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration, Fitzmaurice C, Akinyemiju TF, Al Lami FH… Heibati, B… Naghavi M. Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Nov 1;4(11):1553-1568. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2706. IF 22.416
  • Heibati B, Godri Pollitt KJ, Charati JY, Ducatman A, Shokrzadeh M, Karimi A, Mohammadyan M. Biomonitoring-based exposure assessment of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene among workers at petroleum distribution facilities. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018 Mar;149:19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.10.070. Epub 2017 Nov 13. IF 4.527
  • GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators (Fullman N, Yearwood J, Abay SM … Heibati B… Lozano R. Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet. 2018 Jun 2;391(10136):2236-2271. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30994-2. Epub 2018 Jun 1. IF 59.102


Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH)