Hamada Hamid Altalib
Hamada Hamid Altalib is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a dual residency in neurology and psychiatry and a Masters in Global Public Health at New York University, followed by a clinical research fellowship in epilepsy at Yale University. He has published many articles and book chapters on neuropsychiatric illness, mental health policy in the Middle East, and the role of culture in mental illness across a diverse spectrum of Muslim populations.
Clinically, he provides care for people with complex neuropsychiatric conditions such as traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and somatization disorders. He is the Co-Director of the Connecticut Veterans Healthcare System Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECOE). He has developed and helped scale a national tele-mental health service for Veterans with psychogenic seizures. He also chairs the National ECOE Workgroup on Mental Health Services.
His current research focuses on the evaluation of health services and coordination of neuropsychiatric care. He is also the founding and current Chief Editor of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health and co-founder and current President of the Institute for Muslim Mental Health. He serves as a Senior Fellow for the Institute of Social Policy & Understanding. He has served on several American Arab and Muslim social service and non-profit organizations, and he is an affiliated faculty member for the Council of Middle East Studies at Yale University.