Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Family Community and Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine Phoenix

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(480) 859-1129
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Marvasti is a physician leader and medical educator. He is proactively engaged in creating solutions to promote health and prevent the chronic diseases of our time. His most recent article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine where he and his co-author make the case for redesigning medicine to create a prevention based health care system.  As a physician executive, he is working to develop innovative models and systems of care to reduce costs and improve quality in our health system.

Dr. Marvasti has undertaken research, published articles and medical textbook chapters on disease prevention, nutrition and complementary and alternative medicine since 1997.  Dr. Marvasti is a distinguished graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and has obtained both his Medical Doctorate and Masters of Public Health from the University of Arizona. Dr. Marvasti completed his medical residency training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. He currently serves as the Director of Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix and as Medical Director for the College of Health Solutions and School of Nutrition and Health Promotion Healthy Lifestyle Research Center at Arizona State University.  Dr. Marvasti also maintains an active clinical practice and serves as Medical Director for One Medical in Arizona.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Focus: 
  • The role of nutrition, food based supplements, and functional foods in the prevention and treatment of cancer, diabetes mellitus type 2, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia and cardiovascualr disease
  • Public health policy and community based research to prevent and treat chronic disease through lifestyle modifications and health promotion strategies. Integrative medicine and complementary or alternative medicine research