Dr. Zarifsanaiey is a faculty member of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. She undertook her PhD in distance educational planning in the Faculty of Education in the PNU University. She is an Associate professor and head of the department of E-learning, Virtual School, and Center of Excellence for e-Learning in Medical Sciences. Also she is Editor-in-Chief of Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences (IJVLMS) and the reviewer of many journals of education. Dr. Zarifsanaiey lectures on e-learning concepts and principles, designs multimedia courses and supporting systems, conducts student evaluation, quality control and assurance in e-learning subjects for graduate and post graduate students of learning and medical education. Currently, she is doing several investigations into e- learning.
Dr. Zarifsanaiey is interested in designing Ubiquitous and mobile environments in medical sciences, collaborative learning, patient education, simulation, and virtual patients.