Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:

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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Editorial Assistant:

Mary Firdawsi, B.A. is the Administrative Lead at the Michigan State University Muslim Studies Program and the Department of Psychiatry's Muslim Mentatl Health office. She coordinates the editorial board, including the peer review process, for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

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Book Review Section Editor:

Ulrick Vieux Jr., M.S., D.O. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Deparment of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Residency Training Director and Director of Consultation & Liaison at Orange Regional Medical Center. He is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has extensive teaching experience and has been actively engaged in community outreach and educationi programs.

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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 Editors:

Hooman Keshavarzi M.A., LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in Illinois, Psy.D (to be conferred) - doctor of clinical psychology.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Argosy University Chicago, American Islamic College, Hartford Seminary, instructor of psychology at Islamic Online University and the founding director of Khalil Center – the first Islamically oriented professional community mental wellness center and largest provider of Muslim mental healthcare in the US. He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding at the Global Health Center, conducting research on topics related to Muslims and Mental Health.  Hooman Keshavarzi has also authored several published academic papers in recognized peer-reviewed journals on integrating Islamic spirituality into modern psychological practice.

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Fahad Khan Psy.D, LCPC has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences.  He is also a Hafiz of the Qur’an (having committed the entire Qur’an to memory) and has studied Islamic studies with various scholars in the Muslim world and the US. He is currently a student at Darul Qasim continuing his Arabic and Islamic studies under the supervision of Sh. Amin Kholwadia. He is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago and College of DuPage.  He has conducted research studies on help-seeking attitudes of Muslim Americans as well as the effects of Acculturation & Religiosity on Psychological Distress.  The primary focus of his clinical training has been with children and adolescents suffering from serious mental illnesses.  However, he has had a broad range of experiences dealing with individuals from all age groups and cultural backgrounds.

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