Prof. Ali Montazeri is an leading Iranian public health scientist at the Health Metrics Research Center of the Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research. Montazeri received his PhD from University of Glasgow; his thesis concerned the quality of life in lung cancer patients. Montazeri published a major paper in 2004 that found that knowledge of cancer diagnosis does not change how a person fills out a questionnaire about his or her quality of life. he has contributted to many scietific papers in the field of quality of life metrics and social sciences. He also published papers in 2002, 2003, and 2015 about the epidemiology of breast cancer and breast cancer preventive behaviors such as breast self-examination.