About the Authors

Razieh Khajehkazemi

Affiliation Regional Knowledge Hub, and WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Behnam Sadeghirad

Affiliation Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Mohammad Karamouzian

Affiliation Regional Knowledge Hub, and WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Mohammad-Sadegh Fallah

Affiliation Kawsar Human Genetics Research Center, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad-Hossien Mehrolhassani

Affiliation Research Center for Health Services Management, Department of Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Reza Dehnavieh

Affiliation Research Center for Health Services Management, Department of Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

AliAkbar Haghdoost

ahaghdoost@kmu.ac.ir

Affiliation Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAH RK. Performed the experiments: RK BS MSF MHM RD AAH. Analyzed the data: RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSF MHM RD MK. Wrote the paper: MK BS RK. Interpretation of results: AAH RK BS.