Omid V. Ebrahimi

Double PhD Candidate
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Room S02-16
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Personalized psychological treatment

  • Psychopathology

  • Idiography vs. nomothesis

  • Integrative research methods – combination of process- and outcome research

  • Complex systems, graph theory and network models

  • Philosophy of Science

  • Integrative therapies

  • Psychological effects of non-pharmacological epidemiological interventions during pandemics (i.e., COVID-19)


Graduate student at the Norwegian Double PhD 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 specified groups of individuals, and longitudinally through the intensive study of the individual.

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


  • Cand.psychol. (Clinical Psychologist), 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 Practicum Program (2019).

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

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2010).


External collaboration

  • Richard J. McNally, Harvard University.

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


  • 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, s 1- 9 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.589127
  • 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
  • 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, s 1- 27 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00488 Full text in Research Archive.
Published Jan. 16, 2020 11:40 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2021 9:39 AM