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About Us

Our History

Since 2006, the Institute for Muslim Mental Health (IMMH) has been mobilizing mental health professionals interested in caring for Muslims to exchange resources, disseminate original research on Muslim mental health, trained professionals and community leaders, mentored students and young professionals, and connected American Muslims to mental health services.

Our Mission & Vision

Our broad vision is the long-term mental health and well-being of Muslim communities supported through preventative interventions and education which is accessible, culturally relevant and academically sound.

Our Programs & Services

Research - Our Institute is dedicated to conducting, supporting and promoting research that assists mental health professionals better understand mental health challenges of the Muslim community.

Networking - Muslim Mental Health Professionals and Mental Health Professionals of Other Faiths are critical to providing culturally and religious sensitive mental health services to Muslims. Our institute has annual conferences as well as on-the-ground networking opportunities for mental health professionals to network and exchange best practices and resources. 

Training - The Institute provides training to Muslim mental health professionals, mental health professionals of all faiths, chaplains religious scholars, community leaders to best understand and meet the mental and emotional health needs of the Muslim community.

Resource Development - Our Institute prides itself on the ability to help produce, promote and support the development of critical educational and community resources to meet the mental health and emotional health needs of the Muslim community.

Our Core Values

The Institute of Muslim Mental Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to its CORE mission: Community Outreach, Research, and Education
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FOUNDER / CEO

Dr. Hamada

He is one of the founding members of the Institute of Muslim Mental Health and currently the Chief Editor of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

 

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FOUNDER / CTO

Hammad Ali

Hammad first became involved with the Institute of Muslim Mental Health in 2014, when he gave a presentation on Waterpipe Smoking among African American Muslims at the Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference.

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ART DIRECTOR

Aishah Gulam

She has successfully secured grants for Title III educational programs for English as a Second Language programs, managed large human resource payroll systems, led talent recruitment for both non-profit and private industry.

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FOUNDER / CEO

Bilal Ansari

He has been a founder and leader of multiple Islamic non-profit organizations as well as the web development company eHabitat.

 

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FOUNDER / CTO

Sari Razzo

He draws from his extensive experience in product development in the automobile industry to support project coordination for the Institute of Muslim Mental Health.

 Staff 

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Samira Choudhury
Newsletter Editor

She looks forward to sharing the experiences of Muslim mental health professionals’ innovative clinical programs, public service, and research through the newsletter.

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Imaan Abbasi
Communications Director

She has had the pleasure and privilege of coordinating volunteer services for Lansing refugees and Muslim Mental Health programs.

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Rameya Shanmugavelayutham
Outreach Coordinator

She has expertise in infant mental health background; project management; socioeconomic disparities in health and mental health outcomes.

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Nasir Grewal
Webmaster

He has extensive experience in database management, web development, digital publishing, and software development. He currently is based in Washington D.C. where he works for Proquest.

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Jordan Robinson
Membership Management

His expertise in program evaluation and management is highly coveted in both the non-profit world as well as information technology industry.