PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007
Dr. Allen's research interests lie at the intersection of public health and the Middle East and North Africa Region. She has over 10 years of academic research experience in this arena with a specific emphasis on health systems strengthening, injury prevention and migrant health.
Dr. Allen speaks several Arabic dialects and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Sultanate of Oman. She has coordinated research projects in Egypt, Morocco, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
While currently a co-investigator for several injury prevention projects in the Middle East Region, Dr. Allen is also the lead investigator for a study examining the health and socio-economic effects of temporary labor migration. This study focuses on return migrants from Gulf Cooperation Council countries in Kerala, India.
Honors and Awards
Delta Omega Honor Society Inductee, 2015 (Johns Hopkins University)
Baker, Reinke, Taylor Scholarship, 2012 (Johns Hopkins University)
International Health Department Full Tuition Scholarship, 2010-2014 (Johns Hopkins University)
New Investigator in Global Health, 2010 (Global Health Council)
US Fulbright Scholar, 2008-2009 (US Department of State)
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow, 2008-09 (American University of Cairo)
Dean’s Award, 2005-2008 (University of Michigan)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, 2005-2006 (University of Michigan)
Alumni Leadership Scholar, 1999-2001 (UC Berkeley)
Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, 1999-2003 (UC Berkeley)