Mia Atwi
Cofounder/President
Dr. Ziad Nahas
Michella Nahas
Dr. Pia Zeinoun
Vice President/ Director of EMHC
Dr. Pia Zeinoun is currently the Vice President of Embrace, who along with the Embrace team has contributed to the strategic expansion of the organization. Dr. Zeinoun has initiated and led several projects including the establishment of the Embrace research hub, and most notably the Embrace Mental Health Center in 2021 – a full multidisciplinary clinical center and university-affiliated training program. From 2016 to 2021, Dr. Zeinoun served as Assistant Professor of Psychology at the American University of Beirut’s Department of Psychology, while prior to that she co-founded and led the Psychological Assessment Center at the AUB Medical Center since 2013. Clinically, Dr. Zeinoun specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and acquired disorders. Her research includes more than 30 peer-reviewed publications focused on cross-cultural and indigenous measurements of clinical symptoms and personality. Her education includes graduate training at the Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger Institute in Maryland, USA, a PhD in Psychology from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, while prior to that she had a Fulbright sojourn at Illinois State University, where she obtained a master’s degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology. She is a member of the Lebanese Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and International Test Commission, and serves as an associate editor academic journal.
Dr. Farah Yehia
Farah Yehia is a health services and policy researcher and currently serves as a healthcare consulting manager in the GCC region. She earned her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where her research focused on pharmaceutical drug access and affordability in the US and low-to-middle income countries. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years on mental health research, financing, and policy reforms in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. During that time she helped co-found Embrace where she worked closely on the inception of the region’s first suicide prevention helpline. Farah has published her work in leading scientific journals including Health Affairs, JAMA Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Managed Care and was recently awarded the Delta Omega International Honor in recognition of excellence in research, practice and academic achievement.
Nabil Y.
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