Omid V. Ebrahimi

Double-degree PhD Student
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Research interests

  • Personalized psychological treatment

  • Integration of idiographic and nomothetic models of psychopathology

  • Complex systems and network models

  • Philosophy of Science

  • Mental health and epidemiological modeling of preventive health behavior during pandemics (COVID-19)

Academic awards and recognitions

  • International Council of Psychologist's Early Career Research Encouragement Award (2022)

  • Department of Psychology at University of Oslo's Research Dissemination Award(2020)

  • Gordon Johnsen's Memorial Lecture Recognition (2021)

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' Mentorship Award (2022)

  • Section Editor for Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Phobia's at The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia (2021 - To date)

Projects

1) A Complex Systems Approach to Mental Health: Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Comorbid States in High Severity Patients
Graduate student at the Norwegian Double Ph.D. Program at the University of Oslo and Modum Bad Psychiatric Hospital and Research Center. The project centers around the complex systems- and the network paradigm to map out factors related to the emergence and maintenance of psychopathology on two levels in high severity patients.

2) Mental health and its association with viral mitigation protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project aims to improve the understanding of the processes connect with the mental health adversities accompanied by periods of infectious disease. The project further focuses on epidemiological modeling of preventive health behaviors during pandemics, including adherence to social distancing protocols and hesitation toward vaccination.

Supervisors: Sverre Urnes Johnson, Asle Hoffart and Ole Andre Solbakken.

Background

  • University of Amsterdam: Visiting researcher at The PsychoSystems Project and Psychonetrics lab under Sacha Epskamp and Denny Borsboom (2022).

  • University of California, Berkeley: The Berkeley Clinical Science Program (2019).

  • Cand.psychol. (Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Scientist), Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (Class of Spring 2019).

  • Visiting scholar at Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders working in team led by Dr. Todd J. Farchione and Dr. David H. Barlow (2018).

  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU), 2016.

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2011).

Teaching

International collaborators

Other associations

  • Modum Bad Psychiatric Hospital and Research Center.

  • Clinical Psychologist specializing in adult psychopathology at the Trauma Polyclinic Modum Bad, Oslo.

Tags: Clinical Psychology, Methodology, Psychopathology, Complex Systems, Psychometrics

Publications

  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2022). Visa bureaucracy makes scientific conferences inaccessible for too many researchers. Science. ISSN 0036-8075. doi: 10.1126/science.caredit.adf9304.
  • Hoffart, Asle; Burger, Julian; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2022). Daily dynamics and mechanisms of anxious symptomatology in the general population: A network study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. ISSN 0887-6185. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2022.102658.
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Hoffart, Asle; Bauer, Daniel J. & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2022). A Critical Period for Pandemic Adaptation: The Evolution of Depressive Symptomatology in a Representative Sample of Adults Across a 17-Month Period During COVID-19. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science. ISSN 2769-7541. doi: 10.1037/abn0000786.
  • Nordbø, Sara Ebling; Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Johnson, Sverre Urnes; Skjerdingstad, Nora & Hoffart, Asle (2022). Psychological well-being in times of COVID-19: Associated factors and levels in the general population. Frontiers in Public Health. ISSN 2296-2565. 10:86086, p. 1–12. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.860863.
  • Hoffart, Asle; Bauer, Daniel J.; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2022). Anxiety in the adult population from the onset to termination of social distancing protocols during the COVID-19: a 20-month longitudinal study. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 12(1), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-22686-z.
  • Johnson, Sverre Urnes; Amundsen, Ole Myklebust; S. Johnson, Miriam; Hoffart, Asle; Halsøy, Øyvind & Skjerdingstad, Nora [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2022). Psychiatric symptoms in COVID-19-positive individuals in the general population: Trajectories of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Psychiatry Research. ISSN 0165-1781. 317. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114806. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2022). Why scientific conferences must mitigate structural barriers. Nature Human Behaviour. ISSN 2397-3374. 6(8), p. 1032–1033. doi: 10.1038/s41562-022-01417-4.
  • Nordahl, Henrik; Ebrahimi, Omid V.; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2022). Trait Versus State Predictors of Emotional Distress Symptoms: The Role of the Big-5 Personality Traits, Metacognitive Beliefs, and Strategies. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. ISSN 0022-3018. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001557.
  • Hoffart, Asle; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2022). Metacognitive beliefs, maladaptive coping strategies, and depressive symptoms: A two-wave network study of the COVID-19 lockdown and reopening. Journal of Psychiatric Research. ISSN 0022-3956. 152, p. 70–78. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.06.008.
  • Karnbach, Katharina; Witkowski, Michał; Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili & Burger, Julian (2022). Back to life, back to reality: A multi-level dynamic network analysis of student mental health upon return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310. doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-03196-7.
  • Magnúsdóttir, Ingibjörg; Lovik, Anikó; Unnarsdóttir, Anna Bára; McCartney, Daniel L.; Ask, Helga & Kõiv, Kadri [Show all 22 contributors for this article] (2022). Acute COVID-19 severity and mental health morbidity trajectories in patient populations of six nations: an observational study. The Lancet Public Health. ISSN 2468-2667. 7(5), p. 406–416. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667%2822%2900042-1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2022). Mechanisms associated with the trajectory of depressive and anxiety symptoms: A linear mixed-effects model during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310. doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-02732-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Cheng, Cecilia; Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili & Luk, Jeremy W. (2022). Heterogeneity of Prevalence of Social Media Addiction Across Multiple Classification Schemes: Latent Profile Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research. ISSN 1438-8871. doi: 10.2196/27000. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sinkerud Johnson, Miriam; Skjerdingstad, Nora; Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2021). Parenting in a Pandemic: Parental Stress, Anxiety and Depression Among Parents During the Government-Initiated Physical Distancing Measures Following the First Wave of COVID-19. Stress and Health. ISSN 1532-3005. p. 1–16. doi: 10.1002/smi.3120.
  • Skjerdingstad, Nora; Sinkerud Johnson, Miriam; Johnson, Sverre Urnes; Hoffart, Asle & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2021). Parental burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Process. ISSN 0014-7370. p. 1–15. doi: 10.1111/famp.12740. Full text in Research Archive
  • Amundsen, Ole Myklebust; Hoffart, Asle; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid V. (2021). Pandemic Information Dissemination and Its Associations With the Symptoms of Mental Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Formative Research. ISSN 2561-326X. 5(12). doi: 10.2196/28239. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Burger, Julian; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2021). Within- and across-day patterns of interplay between depressive symptoms and related psychopathological processes: a dynamic network approach during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Medicine. ISSN 1741-7015. 19(1), p. 1–17. doi: 10.1186/s12916-021-02179-y. Full text in Research Archive
  • Halsøy, Øyvind; Johnson, Sverre Urnes; Hoffart, Asle & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2021). Insomnia Symptoms in the General Population During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychiatry. ISSN 1664-0640. 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.762799. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2021). Viral mitigation and the COVID-19 pandemic: factors associated with adherence to social distancing protocols and hygienic behaviour. Psychology and Health. ISSN 0887-0446. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2021.1960987. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hoffart, Asle; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2021). Loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic: change and predictors of change from strict to discontinued social distancing protocols. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. ISSN 1061-5806. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2021.1958790.
  • Skjerdingstad, Nora; Sinkerud Johnson, Miriam; Johnson, Sverre Urnes; Hoffart, Asle & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2021). Feelings of Worthlessness Links Depressive Symptoms and Parental Stress: A Network Analysis during the COVID-19 Pandemic. European psychiatry. ISSN 0924-9338. 64(1), p. 1–10. doi: 10.1192/j.eurpsy.2021.2223. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hoffart, Asle; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2021). The network of stress-related states and depression and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Affective Disorders. ISSN 0165-0327. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.019.
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Sinkerud Johnson, Miriam; Ebling, Sara ; Amundsen, Ole Myklebust; Halsøy, Øyvind & Hoffart, Asle [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Risk, Trust, and Flawed Assumptions: Vaccine Hesitancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health. ISSN 2296-2565. 9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.700213. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sinkerud Johnson, Miriam; Skjerdingstad, Nora; Ebrahimi, Omid V.; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2021). Mechanisms of parental distress during and after the first COVID-19 lockdown phase: A two-wave longitudinal study. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 16(6), p. 1–17. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253087. Full text in Research Archive
  • Solbakken, Ole Andre; Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Hoffart, Asle; Monsen, Jon Trygve & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2021). Emotion regulation difficulties and interpersonal problems during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Predicting anxiety and depression. Psychological Medicine. ISSN 0033-2917. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721001987.
  • Cheng, Cecilia; Wang, Hsin-yi & Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili (2021). Adjustment to a “New Normal:” Coping Flexibility and Mental Health Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychiatry. ISSN 1664-0640. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.626197. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ebrahimi, Omid Vakili; Hoffart, Asle & Johnson, Sverre Urnes (2021). Physical Distancing and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Factors Associated With Psychological Symptoms and Adherence to Pandemic Mitigation Strategies. Clinical Psychological Science. ISSN 2167-7026. 9(3), p. 489–506. doi: 10.1177/2167702621994545. Full text in Research Archive
  • Cheng, Cecilia; Ebrahimi, Omid V. & Lau, Yan-ching (2020). Maladaptive coping with the infodemic and sleep disturbance in the COVID‐19 pandemic. Journal of Sleep Research. ISSN 0962-1105. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13235.
  • Hoffart, Asle; Johnson, Sverre Urnes & Ebrahimi, Omid V. (2020). Loneliness and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Risk factors and associations with psychopathology. Frontiers in Psychiatry. ISSN 1664-0640. 11:589127, p. 1–9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.589127. Full text in Research Archive
  • Johnson, Sverre Urnes; Ebrahimi, Omid V. & Hoffart, Asle (2020). PTSD symptoms among health workers and public service providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241032. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ebrahimi, Omid V.; Pallesen, Ståle; Kenter, Robin Maria Francisca & Nordgreen, Tine (2019). Psychological interventions for the Fear of Public Speaking: A Meta-analysis. . Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 10:488, p. 1–27. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00488. Full text in Research Archive

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