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, graph theory, and network models

  • Philosophy of Science

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

Projects

1) A Complex Systems Approach to Mental Health: Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Complex Comorbid States
Graduate student at the Norwegian Double Ph.D. Program (“Prosjekt Dobbelkompetanse”) at the University of Oslo and Modum Bad Psychiatric Hospital and Research Center. The project utilizes the complex systems- and the network paradigm to investigate psychopathology on two levels; cross-sectionally across specific groups of high severity patients, and longitudinally through the intensive study of the individual. The project is aimed at understanding the psychological mechanisms and processes interwoven in complex comorbid states. 

2) Mental health and its association with viral mitigation protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project aims to better understand the processes interconnected with the mental health problems accompanied by the pandemic crises. The project also 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

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

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

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

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

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2010).

Teaching

International collaborators

  • Sacha Epskamp, University of Amsterdam.

  • Daniel J. Bauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Cecilia Cheng, The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Other associations

  • Modum Bad Psychiatric Hospital and Research Center.

  • Clinical Psychologist specializing in adult psychopathology and trauma-related disorders at the Trauma Polyclinic Modum Bad, Oslo.

  • Clinical Psychologist at the Institute of Psychological Guidance (IPR).

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

Publications

  • 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.
  • 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. 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. doi: 10.1111/famp.12740.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. p. 1–28. doi: 10.1192/j.eurpsy.2021.2223.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. doi: 10.1177/2167702621994545.
  • 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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