School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies - Research & Scholarship

Staff

Trent Henry

Trent Henry

Title:  Research Analyst

Trent helps with research design, logistics, statistical analysis, and results delivery within the Division of Physician Assistant Studies and across the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He assists faculty in shepherding research ideas and data to published manuscripts, presentations, and reports. Focus areas include environmental epidemiology, student academic outcomes, and health education equity. Trent’s previous life includes a 25-year career in information technology. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Utah.

Email:  trent.henry@utah.edu

Shahpar Najmabadi

Shahpar Najmabadi

Title:  Post Doctoral Fellow

As a public health professional with a clinical background, Shahpar is interested in improved outcomes for sexual and reproductive health. Her overarching research goal is to implement and promote evidence-based policies that decrease infant/maternal mortality, prevent diseases, increase access to reproductive health services. Shahpar also engages in research that helps women and couples advocate for autonomy in making sound reproductive health/family planning decisions. Currently, she is working on a project that evaluates the menstrual cycle characteristics of women without any known subfertility, women with endometriosis, and women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Email:  s.najmabadi@utah.edu