Editorial Board


Hamada Hamid Altalib, D.O., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine Departments of Neurology and Psychaitry. He graduated from medical school at Michigan State University, and completed an internal medicine internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He then spent a year as a Fulbright fellow studying the public health problems of Jordanians with various neuopsychiatric illnesses. He completed a post-doctoral epilepsy fellowship at Yale University after a combined residency in neurology and psychiatry program at NYU. His current research interests include the role of culture in the presentation and management of neuropsychiatric illnesses.

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Managing Editor

Farha Abbasi, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry, where she completed her psychiatry residency as well. She has been an American Psychiatry Minority Fellow and has taught and mentored medical students, residents, and graduate students on how to conduct cross-cultural psychiatric assessments and counseling.

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Faith Based Practice Section Editor

Amber Haque Ph. D is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UAE University in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. As former Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia he was involved in the teaching, curriculum design, and supervision of postgraduate students. Dr. Haque also practiced psychology in the State of Michigan from 1983-1996. His own research has resulted in publications on topics such as Malaysian mental health care and the role of religion in mental health. His most recent edited books include "Psychology in Malaysia" and "Psychology of Personality: Islamic Perspectives."

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Cultural Formulations Section Editor

Nigar G. Khawaja, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology & Counselling of the Queensland University of Technology. In addition to being a well-respected teacher and advisor, she has published in numerous academic refereed journals, while maintaining a part-time private practice in clinical psychology in Australia.

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