Delaram Ghanooni, MD, PhD, MPH

Delaram Ghanooni, MD, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Office: AHC5 414

Phone: 305-348-7789



HIV pathogenesis, Cellular Aging, and Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis, Psychoneuroimmunology of HIV


Dr. Ghanooni is a physician scientist deeply committed to the field of HIV prevention. Her primary focus revolves around unraveling the complex interplay between multi-level determinants of HIV, substance use, and chronic disorders. Her biobehavioral research illuminates the intricate pathways between HIV infection, substance use, immune system dysfunction, and accelerated cellular aging, specifically within underserved and marginalized communities of sexual minority men living in disadvantaged neighborhoods or societies, where inequities, discrimination, and persistent stigma continue to have a profound impact on health and well-being.


  • University of Miami, Ph.D.
  • University of Miami, MPH
  • Azad Tehran University of Medical Sciences, M.D

Publications /Research

Ghanooni, D., Carrico, W. A., Williams, R., Glynn, R, T., Moskowitz, T, J., Dilworth, S., Pahwa S., Dietmar Fuchs, D., Aouizerat, E. B., Flentje, A., (2022). Sexual Minority Stress and Accelerated Cellular Aging in Treated HIV Infection. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Viamonte, M., Ghanooni, D., Reynolds, J. M., Grov, C., & Carrico, A. W. (2022). Running with Scissors: a Systematic Review of Substance Use and the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Care Continuum Among Sexual Minority Men. Current HIV/AIDS Reports.

Carrico, Adam W, Cherenack, Emily M, Rubin, Leah H, McIntosh, Roger, Ghanooni, D., Chavez, Jennifer V, Klatt, Nichole R, & Paul, Robert H. (2022). Through the Looking-Glass: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis in the Modern Antiretroviral Therapy Era. Psychosomatic Medicine.