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PhD, Johns Hopkins University, exp. 2022 NIH T32 Predoctoral Research Fellow Trauma and Violence, 2018-19 Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences Certificate in Public Mental Health Research Dissertation: Understanding risk and protective factors of suicide among early adult American Muslims using a community-based participatory approach MPH, Columbia University (2017) Mailman School of Public Health Department of Sociomedical Sciences Certificate in Social Determinants of Health Thesis: Muslim Visibility, Islamophobic Discrimination and Hypervigilance as Predictors of Stress and Depression among Muslims in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Study BA, UCLA (2012) College of Letters and Science Major: International Development Studies Minor: Middle Eastern/North African Studies Recipient, Young Scholar Award, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, 2019
Research Interests or Career Goals
Research Interests Social Determinants of Health, Mental Health Psychosocial Stress, Suicide Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Immigrants, Religious Minorities (Muslim) Discrimination, Stigma, Trauma and Violence Intersectionality, Oppression, LifeCourse Teaching 2017 Instructor, Islamophobia & Health, 2017 (original course) 2020 Instructor, Islamophobia & Mental Health, 2020 (original course) Instructor, Minority Mental Health, 2020 (original course); Gordis Teaching Fellow
Why I Chose Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University is the #1 recipient of federal grant funding on health issues and is a pioneering institution for how we understand and address public health concerns. At JHU BSPH, I integrate my interdisciplinary research through three departments: Health, Behavior, and Society; Mental Health; and International Health. The Bloomberg School of Public Health is the only credentialed public health training program with a department specifically dedicated to mental health. I am in the process of attaining a certificate in Public Mental Health Research from these opportunities. I look forward to developing my career as an independent NIH-funded researcher focusing on mixed methodology and using community based participatory approaches to uncover priorities in mental health disparities research.
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