Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
 Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Dr Mahmoud Danaee is currently a visiting research fellow at the Department of Social Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UM. He was an academic member at Islamic Azad University (Iran) since 1998. Dr Mahmoud Danaee also was a member of scientific board in rural development institute of Iran and also was the general director of IT department in National Youth Organisation during 2000 to 2004. As a statistician, during last 22 years. He has taught courses in statistics, experimental design, advance statistical methods, Research Methodology at undergraduate and postgraduate level in different disciplines. He conducted many workshops and courses such as Basic and advance statistical methods using SPSS, Structural Equation Modelling (AMOS& Smart-PLS), Design of Experiments (RSM) in Iran and Malaysia. Dr Mahmoud Danaee was in charge of Research methodology and Statistic Help clinic (ReSH) in Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC) during 2016 – 2018 which supported UM academic staff and post graduate student from 14 faculties for their needs in conducting and analysis of research.

(Qualification), (Institution).

(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

  • Member of rural development institute of Iran, Academic Member, 1996, (National)
  • International Society for Horticultural Science: ISHS, Member, 2008, (International)
  • Biotechnology society of Iran, Member, 2010, (National)
  • Biosafety society of Iran , Active Member, 2010, (National)


  • Tissue Culture
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Inferences
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Experimental Design and Analysis


Article in Academic Journals

  • U. H. Obaidellah, M. Danaee, M. A. A. Mamun, M. Hasanuzzaman, N. A. Rahim (2019) An Application of TBP Constructs on Energy-saving Behavioural Intention among University Office Building Occupants: A Pilot Study in Malaysian Tropical Climate, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 34 (2): 533- 569 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kasim, H., Hassan, C. R. C., Hamid, M. D., Emami, S. D., & Danaee, M. (2019). The relationship of safety climate factors, decision making attitude, risk control, and risk estimate in Malaysian radiation facilities. Safety science, 113, 180-191. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, S. L., Abdullah, K. L., Danaee, M., Soh, K. L., Soh, K. G., & Japar, S. (2019). Stress and anxiety among mothers of premature infants in a Malaysian neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 37(2), 193-205. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Almutairi, N. S., Tamrin, S. B. B. M., Guan, N. Y., How, V., & Danaee, M. (2019). Effectiveness of Intervention Occupational Safety and Health Management System on Improving Safety and Health among the Laboratory Technician/Staff. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD), 5(12), 18-32. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Amanat, M. A., John, J., Pin, T. M., Danaee, M., Malhotra, V., Abbas, S. A., & Kamaruzzaman, S. B. (2019). Dentition status among an ethnically diverse older urban Malaysian population. Journal of Public Health. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Meri, A., Hasan, M. K., Danaee, M., Jaber, M., Safei, N., Dauwed, M., ... & Al-bsheish, M. (2019). Modelling the utilization of cloud health information systems in the Iraqi public healthcare sector. Telematics and Informatics, 36, 132-146. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, S. L., Abdullah, K. L., Danaee, M., Soh, K. L., Soh, K. G., Lee, D. S. K., & Hussin, E. O. D. (2019). The effectiveness of a structured nursing intervention program on maternal stress and ability among mothers of premature infants in a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of clinical nursing, 28(3-4), 641-649. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Zainal, B.S., Akhbari, A., Mohammadi, P., Danaee, M., Mohd, N.S., Ibrahim, S. 2018. UASFF Start-up for Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production from Treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 1-13. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, H. R., Yee, A., Sulaiman, A. H., Said, M. A., Danaee, M., & Lua, A. C. (2018). EFFECTS OF A SCHOOL-BASED SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION PROGRAM ON STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, 21(1). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Seng, N. B., Yee, A., Danaee, M., Seng, L. H., & Jambunathan, S. T. (2018). The effect of obsessive compulsive symptoms on psychopathology in patients with schizophrenia. Archives of Clinical Psychiatry (São Paulo), 45(3), 61-66. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Cardoso, J. R., Cleland, J. A., Danaee, M., Ansari, N. N., Kargarfard, M., ... & Bahri, S. (2018). Prevalence rate of neck, shoulder and lower back pain in association with age, body mass index and gender among Malaysian office workers. Work, (Preprint), 1-9. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Cleland, J. A., Danaee, M., Alizadeh, R., Sangelaji, B., Kargarfard, M., ... & Tamrin, S. B. M. (2018). Borg CR-10 scale as a new approach to monitoring office exercise training. Work, (Preprint), 1-6. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, Z. L., Danaee, M., & Jaafar, Z. (2019). The association between physical activity and work schedule among hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study. Malaysian Journal of Movement, Health & Exercise, 8(1). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Hamzah, N., Tan, J. H., Veeramuthu, V., Tan, L. K., Mustapha, N. A., Danaee, M., ... & Narayanan, V. (2018). The effect of early cognitive therapy in improving cognitive functions using neuropsychology and diffusion tensor imaging measurements following mild traumatic brain injury: A pilot study. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 61, e41. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Cleland, J. A., Danaee, M., Kargarfard, M., Sangelaji, B., & Tamrin, S. B. M. (2018). Effects of stretching exercise training and ergonomic modifications on musculoskeletal discomforts of office workers: a randomized controlled trial. Brazilian journal of physical therapy, 22(2), 144-153. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Cleland, J. A., Danaee, M., Kargarfard, M., Moradi, V., & Tamrin, S. B. M. (2018). Relationships between cornell musculoskeletal discomfort questionnaire and online rapid office strain assessment questionnaire. Iranian journal of public health, 47(11), 1756. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ali, N., Aziz, S. A., Nordin, S., Mi, N. C., Abdullah, N., Paranthaman, V., ... & Danaee, M. (2018). Evaluation of Methadone Treatment in Malaysia: Findings from the Malaysian Methadone Treatment Outcome Study (MyTOS). Substance use & misuse, 53(2), 239-248. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ramoo, V., Abu, H., Rai, V., Surat Singh, S. K., Baharudin, A. A., Danaee, M., & Thinagaran, R. R. R. (2018). Educational Intervention on Delirium Assessment Using Confusion Assessment Method‐ICU (CAM‐ICU) in a General Intensive Care Unit. Journal of clinical nursing. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kasim, H., Hassan, C. R. C., Hamid, M. D., Emami, S. D., & Danaee, M. (2018). Determination of factors affecting safety practices in Malaysian radiation facilities. Safety Science, 104, 70-80. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Teoh, J., Yee, A., & Danaee, M. (2018). Predictors of retention and mortality among patients on methadone maintenance therapy. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 20(4), 19-28. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yee, A., Loh, H. S., Danaee, M., Riahi, S., Ng, C. G., & Sulaiman, A. H. (2017). Plasma Testosterone and Sexual Function in Southeast Asian Men Receiving Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. (Tier 2, IF=2.978) (ISI-Indexed)

  • Bunyarit, S. S., Jayaraman, J., Naidu, M. K., Ying, R. P. Y., Danaee, M., & Nambiar, P. (2017). Modified method of dental age estimation of Malay juveniles. Legal Medicine. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Lam, E. T., Kargarfard, M., Tamrin, S., & Danaee, M. (2017). The application of a feasible exercise training program in the office setting. Work, (Preprint), 1-8. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Zahiri, N., Abollahi, I., Nabavi, S. M., Ehsani, F., Arab, A. M., Shaw, I., ... & Sangelaji, B. (2017). Interference Effect of Prior Explicit Information on Motor Sequence Learning in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients. The Malaysian journal of medical sciences: MJMS, 24(1), 69. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Cleland, J. A., Danaee, M., Kargarfard, M., Sangelaji, B., & Tamrin, S. B. M. (2017). Effects of stretching exercise training and ergonomic modifications on musculoskeletal discomforts of office workers: a randomized controlled trial. Brazilian journal of physical therapy. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohammadjafari, M., Salehi, H., Bakhtiyari, K., Ebrahim, N. A., Danaee, M., Shakiba, M., ... & Zavvari, A. (2017). Relationship of Google Scholar Versions and Paper Citations. Preprint avaliable at https://www. preprints. org/manuscript/201706.0062/v1, 1-11. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Yee, A., Ng, B. S., Hashim, H. M. H., Danaee, M., & Loh, H. H. (2017). Cultural adaptation and validity of the Malay version of the brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS-M) among patients with schizophrenia in a psychiatric clinic. BMC psychiatry, 17(1), 384. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Joni Bing Fei Teoh, Anne Yee, Mahmoud Danaee, Chong Guan Ng, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman. Erectile Dysfunction Among Patients on Methadone Maintenance Therapy and Its Association With Quality of Life. Journal of Addiction Medicine 2017. 11: 40-46. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yee, A., Loh, H. S., Danaee, M., Riahi, S., Ng, C. G., & Sulaiman, A. H. (2017). Plasma Testosterone and Sexual Function in Southeast Asian Men Receiving Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment. The journal of sexual medicine. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Shakiba, M., Ale Ebrahim, N., Danaee, M., Bakhtiyari, K., & Sundararajan, E. (2016). A Comprehensive Comparison of Educational Growth within Four Different Developing Countries between 1990 and 2012. Revista de Gest o e Secretariado, 6(3), 152-174. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Teoh, J., A. Yee, et al. (2016). "Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Therapy and Improvement in Quality of Life Following a Decade of Implementation." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 69(Oct): 1.( Tier 2, IF= 2.465) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Reza Farzinebrahimi, Rosna Mat Taha, Kamaludin A. Rashid, Bakrudeen Ali Ahmed, Mahmoud Danaee, and Shahril Efzueni Rozali. 2016. Preliminary Screening of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities and Establishment of an Efficient Callus Induction in Curculigo latifolia Dryand (Lemba). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal. Volume 2016, Article ID 6429652, 9 pages. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Farzinebrahimi, R., Mat Taha, R., Rashid, K. A., Ali Ahmed, B., Danaee, M., & Rozali, S. E. (2016). Preliminary Screening of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities and Establishment of an Efficient Callus Induction in Curculigo latifolia Dryand (Lemba). Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM). (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ardalan Shariat, Shamsul Bahri Mohd Tamrin , Manohar Arumugam , Mahmoud Danaee , Rajesh Ramasamy .Musculoskeletal disorders and their relationship with physical activities among office workers: a review. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine 2016, Vol. 16 (1): 62-74 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Shariat, A., Tamrin, S., Mohd, B., Arumugam, M., Danaee, M., & Ramasamy, R. (2016). Prevalence Rate of Musculoskeletal Discomforts Based on Severity Level Among Office Workers. Acta Medica Bulgarica, 43(1), 54-63. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yee, A., Danaee, M., Loh, H. S., Sulaiman, A. H., & Ng, C. G. (2016). Sexual Dysfunction in Heroin Dependents: A Comparison between Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment. PloS one, 11(1), e0147852. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Tamrin, S. B., Arumugam, M., Danaee, M., & Ramasamy, R. (2016). Comparative reliability of different instruments used to measure the severity of musculoskeletal disorders in office workers. Work (Reading, Mass.). (ISI-Indexed)
  • 3. Shariat, A., Tamrin, S. B. M., Arumugam, M., Ramasamy, R. & Danaee, M. (2016).Office Exercise Training to Prevent and Reduce Musculoskeletal discomforts in Office Workers: A Hypothesis. Malaysian journal of medical Sciences (Preprint) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Saeid Kadkhodaei, Fatemeh Barantalab, Sima Taheri, Majid Foroughi, Farahnaz Golestan Hashemi, Mahmood Reza Shabanimofrad, Hossein Hosseinimonfared, Morvarid Akhavan Rezaei, Ali Ranjbarfard, Mahbod Sahebi, Parisa Azizi, Maryam Dadar, Rambod Abiri, Mohammad Fazel Harighi, Nahid Kalhori, Mohammad Reza Etemadi, Ali Baradaran, Mahmoud Danaee, Zahra Azhdari, Hamid Rajabi Memari, Naser Tajabadi, Faruku Bande. "BioInfoBase: A Bioinformatics Resourceome." arXiv preprint arXiv:1607.02974 (2016). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Shariat, A., Tamrin, S., Mohd, B., Arumugam, M., Danaee, M., & Ramasamy, R. (2016).The need for evidence-based exercise prescription for office workers. Malaysian journal of public health medicine (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • SHARIAT, A., TAMRIN, S. B. M., ARUMUGAM, M., RAMASAMY, R., & DANAEE, M. (2016). Package of Office Exercise Training as a New Idea for Office Workers. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 45(4), 544-545. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Kananifar, N., Seghatoleslam, T., Atashpour, S. H., Hoseini, M., Habil, M. H. B., & Danaee, M. (2015). The Relationships between Imposter Phenomenon and Mental Health in Isfahan Universities Students. International Medical Journal, 22(3). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Danaee, M., Farzinebrahimi, R., Kadir, M. A., Sinniah, U. R., Mohamad, R., & Taha, R. M. (2015). In Vitro Sterilization and Enhancement of Callus Induction from Leaf and Internode Explants of Phyllanthus pulcher Wall. ex Mll. Arg. PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST, 98(1), 47-51. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Danaee, M., Farzinebrahimi, R., Kadir, M. A., Sinniah, U. R., Mohamad, R., & Taha, R. M. (2015). Effects of MeJA and SA elicitation on secondary metabolic activity, antioxidant content and callogenesis in Phyllanthus pulcher. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 38(2), 265-272. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Kargarfard, M., Danaee, M., & Tamrin, S. B. M. (2015). Intensive resistance exercise and circadian salivary testosterone concentrations among young male recreational lifters. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 29(1), 151-158. (ISI-Indexed)

  • N. Ale Ebrahim, H. Salehi, M. A. Embi, M. Danaee, M. Mohammadjafari, A. Zavvari, M. Shakiba, and M. Shahbazi-Moghadam, Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Modern Applied Science, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 63-69, August 6, 2014. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Shariat, A., Kargarfard, M., Tamrin, S. B. M., Danaee, M., & Karimi, H. (2014). Strength-training and biological rhythm of male sex hormone among judoists. Biological Rhythm Research, 45(4), 625-631. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Gholizadeh, H., Salehi, H., Embi, M. A., Danaee, M., Ordi, A., Habibi, F., ... & Azuan, N. (2014). Economic growth and internet usage impact on publication productivity among ASEAN's and world's best universities. Modern Applied Science, 8(5), 169-178. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Gholizadeh, H., Salehi, H., Embi, M. A., Danaee, M., Motahar, S. M., Ale Ebrahim, N., ... & Azuan, N. (2014). Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World's Best Countries. Modern Applied Science, 8(2), 160-170. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Samarfard, S., Kadir, M. A., Kadzimin, S. B., Saud, H. M., Ravanfar, S. A., & Danaee, M. (2014). In vitro propagation and detection of somaclonal variation in Phalaenopsis gigantea as affected by chitosan and thidiazuron combinations. HortScience, 49(1), 82-88. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

  • Shariat, A., SHAMSUL, B. M. T., Danaee, M., & Karimi, H. (2013). The responses of white blood cells to weight loss among young male judoists. Russian Open Medical Journal, 2(3). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Rad, M. R. N., Kadir, M. A., Yusop, M. R., Jaafar, H. Z., & Danaee, M. (2013). Gene action for physiological parameters and use of relative water content (RWC) for selection of tolerant and high yield genotypes in F2 population of wheat. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Mazooji, A., Salimpour, F., Danaei, M., Akhoondi Darzikolaei, S., & Shirmohammadi, K. (2012). Comparative study of the essential oil chemical composition of Thymus Kotschyanus Boiss. & Hohen var. kotschyanus from Iran. Annals of Biological Research, 3(3), 1443-1451. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Meybodi, D. E., Torkamaneh, D., Danaee, M., & Hashemi, M. (2011). The correlation of genetic diversity and geographic distribution of Fusarium graminearum in North part of Iran. Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS, 14(17), 831-837. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yadollahi, A., Abdollahi, M. R., Moieni, A., & Danaee, M. (2011). Effects of carbon source, polyethylene glycol and abscisic acid on secondary embryo induction and maturation in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) microspore-derived embryos. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 33(5), 1905-1912. (ISI-Indexed)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).

  • Cognitive Processes Assessment Of The Special Needs In Spiritual Education, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Enhancement Of Computer Programming Skills Among Undergrduate Computer Science Students Through An Integrated Approach Based On Problem Solving And Communication Skills, Consultant, 2017 - 2018, RU Geran - ADEC, (National)
  • Examining Spectrum As An E-learning Platform To Empower Students' Learning Among Five Faculties In University Malaysa, Consultant, 2016 - 2017, RU Geran - ADEC, (National)

(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).

  • Effects of Carbon Sources and Concentration on Growth, Total Phenolic and Total Flavonoid Content of Callus Culture of Phyllanthus pulcher. , The 3rd International Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conference, 2012-06-09 to 2011-06-11, Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporation, (International)
  • Effects of type and strength of media on callus growth and secondary metabolite production in Phyllanthus pulcher., 3rd Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology Conference (MSPPC 2012),, 2012-12-18 to 2012-12-20, Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology, (National)


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Ong Swee Leong, Effectiveness of Structured Nursing Intervention on Maternal Stress, Anxiety, Ability and Quality of Life in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Maryam Hamouleh Kheirollahpour, Four Differenet Approaches to Structural Equation Modelling for Evaluating Influential Factors Affecting Weight Problem in Youth in Malaysia, 2016/2017

(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).

  • Advanced statistics and experimental design, 2003/2004(1,2), 20, 32
  • Statistical software in educational research, 2002/2003(1,2,3), 30, 32
  • Research methodology, 2002/2003(1,2), 20, 32
  • Research methodology, 2001/2002, 30, 32
  • Plant biotechnology, 2002/2003(1,2,3), 40, 32
  • Experimental design, 1998/1999, 50, 32
  • Plant breeding, 1998/1999(1,2,3), 35, 64
  • Probability & Statistics, 1996/1997(1,2), 40, 32
  • Genetics, 1996/1997(1,2,3), 40, 32