Solmaz Amiri, DDes, MSc


Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Solmaz Amiri is a Research Assistant Professor in Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and IREACH, where she also completed her postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Amiri has a Doctor of Design (2014) from the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University and a Master of Science in Architecture Engineering (2006) and Bachelor of Architecture (2003) from the School of Art and Architecture at Tehran Azad University Architecture Engineering. Her research leverages my training and practice in the fields of architecture and urban design and utilizes geographic information systems and quantitative methods. Dr. Amiri has extensive knowledge gathering, processing, modeling, and visualizing datasets. She has completed 20+ grants examining the association of built environment characteristics and social conditions on crime, substance use, mental health, cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory diseases. She is currently a fellow in the NIH-funded AIM-AHEAD Fellowship Program. This program is designed to enhance diversity in the field of biomedical artificial intelligence and machine learning, with an emphasis on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. Dr. Amiri is currently combining geographic information systems with machine learning to examine the association of social determinants of health (SDOH) with adverse health outcomes. She has ongoing organization involvement and collaborations with agencies such as the Washington State Department of Health, the Spokane Regional Health District, and the Spokane Public Schools. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Dr. Amiri has lived, studied, and worked in 3 counties and speaks 4 languages. She loves learning about different cultures, people, and places. Dr. Amiri enjoys building photography, and she always has her professional camera in her backpack, just in case she comes across the perfect photo op.

Solmaz Amiri