Zahra Fazli Khalaf

Assistant Professor

Zahra Fazli Khalaf
College of Health & Human Sciences


New Science Building Room 362
MAWomen’s and Gender Studies / University of North Texas
Ph.D.Psychology / University of Malaya
M.S.Counseling and Guidance / Islamic Azad University
B.S.Midwifery / Shahid Behesti University of Medical Sciences and Health-Treatment Services


Dr. Zahra Fazli Khalaf is an Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure Track). She received Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in gender and sexual health. She also completed a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health, the mental health of minority groups, diversity and health equity, and women in the academy.

Dr. Khalaf is passionate about community service activities and she has led several projects in refugee centers and underrepresented communities with a focus on health education and health promotion.

Dr. Khalaf teaches courses on Psychological Research Methods, Psychology of Women, and Applied Health Psychology.

Spring 2023:
PSYC350/352-Psychological Research Methods
PSYC377-Psychology of Women

Recent Publications

  • Shayesteh Jahanfar, Zahra Fazli Khalaf (2022). (Level of sexual health knowledge and one-night stand relationships among university students). (3) 14, Global Journal of Health Science.
  • Zahra Fazli Khalaf, Jun Wei Liow, Sivalingam Nalliah, Andrew Foong (2022). (When Health Intersects with Gender and Sexual Diversity: Medical Students’ Attitudes towards LGBTQ Patients). https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2022.2042662, Journal of Homosexuality.
  • Zahra Fazli Khalaf (2021). (Diversity Without Inclusion: The Experience of Female Graduate Students of Color at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI)). 1, pp. 88. University of North Texas https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1833490/.
  • Andrew LS Foong, Jun Wei Liow, Sivalingam Nalliah, Wah Yun Low, Zahra Fazli Khalaf (2020). (Attitudes of Future Doctors Towards LGBT Patients in Conservative Malaysian Society). 24, pp. 1358-1375. Sexuality & Culture.
  • Elaine Wan Ling Chan, Poh Sin Yap, Zahra Fazli Khalaf (2019). (Factors associated with high strain in caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Malaysia). (4) 40, pp. 380-385. Geriatric Nursing.
  • Zahra Fazli Khalaf, Jun Wei Liow, Wah Yun Low, Behzad Ghorbani, Effat Merghati-Khoei (2018). (Young Women’s Experience of Sexuality: A Battle of Pleasure and Sexual Purity in the Context of Malaysian Society). 22, pp. 849–864. Sexuality & Culture.
  • Jun Wei Liow, Zahra Fazli Khalaf, Andrew Foong (2017). (The experience of intimate relationships among homosexual men). (4) 21, pp. 1140-1156. Sexuality & Culture.