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Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari Ph.D.

Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Family Science
1142M School of Public Health Bldg.
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-4014


  1. Ph.D., Economics, University of Houston, 1986
  2. M.A., Economics, University of Houston, 1984
  3. B.S., Economics, University of Tehran, 1977


Dr. Mitch Mokhtari, who specializes in health system strengthening research, and fiscal and economic reform in the countries in transition, received his Ph.D. in economics with an emphasis in international comparisons from the University of Houston in 1986. He has taught at Princeton University, the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia, and Eurasia University in Astana, Kazakhstan, and University of Houston.  Dr. Mokhtari has  lived and worked in Russian, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Armenia, Moldova, Albania, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan. In order of fluency, he speaks several languages - English, Persian / Farsi, Dari, Tajik, and Russian. Dr. Mokhtari’s current research focuses on health systems and health finance, patient satisfaction, corruption, and economic development and fiscal reform.


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