Hamada Hamid

462 First Ave, C&D 212C

New York, NY 10010




Master’s in Public Health (Program in Global Public Health)                         2006-2008

New York University, New York, NY

Concentration in epidemiology


Doctor of Medicine (Osteopathic)                                                                             1996-2001

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI.            

Elective Coursework: Tropical Medicine, Neuropathology Problem Solving, Special Problems in Internal Medicine, Special Problems in Biomechanics

Clerkships: Henry Ford Hospital System:

Elective Rotations:University of Michigan Medical Center: Psychiatry, Neurology Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Neurosurgery


Bachelors of Art in Psychology-Honors With Distinction                           1992-1996

University of Michigan  Dearborn, MI.

Honor’s Thesis: The Neurocircuitry of Schizophrenia


Post Doctorate Training

Epilepsy Fellowship                                                                                                   2008-2010

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Chief Resident Department of Neurology                                                   2007-2008      

New York University, New York, NY


Combined Neurology/Psychiatry Residency                                                            2003-2008

New York University, New York, NY

30 full time equivalent (FTE) months of Psychiatry and 30 FTE months of Neurology.

Behavioral Neurology continuity clinic year round throughout residency. 

American Academy of Neurology Neurologist-in-Training Clinical Ethics Elective: includes

Bioethics training course in Georgetown University’s Kennedy Center for Ethics 2007-2008


Internal Medicine Transitional Year Internship                                          2001-2002

Cook County Hospital Department of Medicine, Chicago, Il

6 months Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, MICU, ENT, Neurosurgery, Women’s Health, Adolescent Medicine, HIV

Ward.  Internal Medicine outpatient continuity clinic year round.


Professional Experience

Director Center for Global Health, Institute for Social Policy and                         2007-


Health policy advisor for Muslim mental health and social services


Research Assistant, New York University School of Medicine                              2007-2008

NIH R01 Grant Number: 5R01AT000941-03
PI: Alessandro Dirocco. Title: SAM-e Treatment of Depression in Parkinson's Disease

Forensic Psychiatry and Emergency Psychiatry Moonlighter                               2003-

Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY



American Psychiatric Association/Astrazenca                                                         2004-2006

Minority Fellowship

Appointed to the Committee of Minority Affairs and Mental Health Disparity


Fulbright Research Fellowship                                                                                  2002-2003

Co- Investigator: Prevalence and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in Jordan

Co-Investigator: Case-Control Study of Stroke in Jordan from 2000-2001

Co-Investigator: Cross Sectional Study on Depressive Symptoms in Arab Women Visiting Primary Care Centers in Amman, Jordan

Co-Investigator: Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment in Jordanian Women




Hamid H & Grewal Z. Treating Muslims: An Interdisciplinary Primer. Maryland: AltaMira Press. Forthcoming


Book Chapters:

Hamid H. A Brief Introduction to the History and Tenets of Islam In: The Crescent and the Couch. Crosscurrents Between Islam and Psychoanalysis. Edited by Akhtar S,  New York: Other Press. In Press. (2007)


Caraballo A, Hamid H, Lee J, McQuery J, & Rho Y. “Appendix I: Resident’s Guide to the Cultural Formulation” In: Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry A Handbook for Working with Diverse Patients, Edited by Lim R.. Virginia: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2006


Hamid H. Seizures. In: Psychiatry On Call 3rd Ed., Edited by: Bernstein C, Levin Z, Poag M, Rubenstein M. New York: Saunders 2006


Hamid H. Movement Disorders. In: Psychiatry On Call 3rd Ed., Edited by: Bernstein C, Levin Z, Poag M, Rubenstein M. New York: Saunders 2006


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Hamid H, Abanilla K, Bautu B, Huang Y. Evaluating the World Health Organization's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems by applying it to Iraq, Japan, Macedonia, and the Philippines. Under review Bulletin of the World Health Organization The International Journal of Public Health In Press


Padela A, Shanawani H, Greenlaw J, Hamid H, Aktas M, and Chin N. The Perceived Role of Islam in Muslim Medical Practice within the United States: A Preliminary Qualitative Study  Journal of Medical Ethics In Press


Hamid H & Everett A. The development of Iraq’s mental health policy. Psychiatric Services 58 (10) 2007


Bahou Y, Hamid H, Raqab M. (2004) Ischemic Stroke in Jordan 2000 to 2002: A Two-Year Hospital Based Study. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 13(2):81-85


Hamid H, Abu Hijleh N, Sharif S,  Masad D, Abbas A. (2004) A primary care study of the correlates of depressive symptoms among Jordanian women Transcultural Psychiatry 41(4):487-496



Editorial Experience

Founding and Managing Editor – Journal of Muslim Mental Health. New York: Routledge Press. Visit http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15564908.asp


Peer Reviewer- Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Muslim Mental Health




“Clozapine Induced Seizures in a Long Term Psychiatric Institution” American Academy of Neurology, Boston, MA. Poster Session P04. May 2, 2007


Co-Chaired “Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience Panel” American Psychiatric Association 159th Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA May 22, 2006 


“Management of Psychiatric Co-Morbidities in Traumatic Brain Injuries” New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Conference. New York, NY. March 25, 2006


“Mental Health Problems and Novel Services for Middle Easterners and South Asians in the U.S. Post 9-11” XIII World Congress of Psychiatry, Cairo, Egypt, September 12, 2005


“Temporal Lobe and Limbic Anatomy and The Relation to Psychiatric Illness” American Psychiatric Association 157th Annual Meeting New York, NY 2004


“Mental Health Challenges In The Muslim-American Community” Weil Medical College Cornell University, NY March 6, 2004


“MK-801 Differentially Regulates AMPA Receptor Subunit Gene Expression in Limbic Areas”. Abstract presented at The 6th Annual Albert Silverman Psychiatric Research Conference. University of Michigan. October 13, 1996


Medical Ethics

“Blurred Boundries: Muslim Mental Healthcare in New York City” Islam and Health Conference. New York University. November 17, 2007

“Negotiating Autonomy and Religion in the Clinical Setting” Islam and Bioethics Conference Pennsylvania State University. March 27, 2006

“Moral Reasoning in Islamic Medical Ethics: The Abortion Debate as a Case Study”. Mapping Muslim Ethics Conference. Duke University-University of North Carolina Islamic Studies Departments. Duke University February 4, 2005

“Medical Ethics Discourses – Reconciling Islamic Legal Opinions in the Context of Contemporary Ethical Controversies” Association of Muslim Social Scientist 32nd Annual Conference. Indiana University September 25, 2003



New York University Global Health Merit Scholarship

Michigan Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship

University of Michigan Leadership Award for Outstanding Student Organization           

Four Semesters Dean’s List at University of Michigan


Professional Associations

2003- current   Resident Member- American Academy of Neurology 

Member of Section on Ethics 2005-current

2003- current   Member in Training- American Psychiatric Association                                                              Member on Council for Minority Health Disparities 2004-2006

                                                2004- current   Resident Member- American Neuropsychiatric Association

2004-2005                   Medical Ethics Committee Member- Medical Society State of New York


Community Outreach

2004-2006             Executive Board Member- Tamkeen

(An Arab-American social service agency)

2003-2005             Steering Committee Member For Imam Training:

United Way 9-11 Caring for Caregivers Program



Medical License State of New York  #225931


Certifications:                      Certifications

Indiana University Neuropsychology Battery for Alzheimer’s Disease 

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Counseling State of Illinois

                                                Child Abuse Assessment and Management State of New York