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Mohammad Rahimi, MSc, MBA, PMP

Mohammad Rahimi, MSc, MBA, PMP


Mohammad is an Information Systems PhD student at Virginia Tech and a CHIBE trainee under the mentorship of Dr. Anish Agarwal and Dr. Raina Merchant. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he received his M.B.A. and M.Sc. in Business Analytics form the W. P. Carey School of Business. His research interests include conversational AI, large language models (LLMs), chatbots, behavioral nudges, and cognitive biases. Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, he studies these topics and phenomena almost exclusively in the digital (mental) health context with health disparities being an overarching theme in most of his projects.

His work has appeared in outlets such as Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), and International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Recently, his team won the award for the Most Impactful Case Study of Health IT in Action from the Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) in Washington D.C. for their paper about the role of artificial intelligence in online mental health screening. He has assumed various data analytics and management consulting roles at Fortune 500 companies, worked in a variety of managerial roles in different industries, and founded a transnational company before pursuing his doctoral studies.