Ph.D. Candidate
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Degrees and Certifications

  • Masters of Science, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, M.Sc. University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research Program

Ph.D. in Population Health, University of Ottawa

Thesis Topic

Effects of weight teasing on mental health among overweight/obese youth


Research Interests

  • Child and maternal mental health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Youth body image and mental health


I was born and grew up in Lebanon, I obtained my bachelor degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Damascus University. I moved to Canada where I completed my master degree in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. My M.Sc. thesis was entitled “Role of Omega-3 Unsaturated Fatty Acids in the Postpartum Depression: Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis”. I am currently enrolled into the PhD program in Population Health at the University of Ottawa and joined the HALO team in September 2017. Outside of work and school I enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, organizing and crafting with my kids.