Co-Director, Global Mental Health Research and Training Program, Center for Global Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her research program focuses on community-based mental health prevention and care interventions for refugees and forced migrant communities across the migration continuum. This involves bridging prevention and intervention research to integrate a spectrum of services that are used for communities with diverse needs. She is particularly interested in peer service delivery models, therapeutic processes and how to best mobilize social and family resources through interventions to enhance coping and wellbeing. She integrates implementation science and human centered design methods in her research in order to enhance uptake and sustainability of evidence-based mental health services for refugee communities.