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Iman Tahamtan

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School of Information Sciences
Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Associate

I am a Ph.D. Student (Graduate Teaching Associate) in the School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

I got my bachelor and master in "Medical Library and Information Sciences", at Zahedan University of Medical Sciences (2005-2009), and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2009-2011), respectively. Before, starting my Ph.D. I worked as a Faculty Member (instructor) at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences for three years from Dec, 2013 to Dec, 2015. I used to teach "Research Methodology" and "Medical Information Systems". In addition, I had some responsibilities, including the "Head of Research Counseling Center", "Supervisor of Students Research Committee at the School of Medicine", "Head of Scientometrics and Webometrics Committee", and "Director of Electronic and Digital Resource Services". 

I am interested in conducting research and I have published several papers which are available in the PUBLICATIONS section of this webpage. 


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PhD Student in Information Sciences (GTA), College of Communication and Information, University of Tennesee, Knoxville, UT.


  • MSc Medical Library and Information Science, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran


  •  BSc Medical Library and Information Science, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Research Interests: 
Interactive Information retrieval
Consumer health information
Open Peer Review
Health data analytics
International Interests: 


Faculty Advisor: 
Peiling Wang