Mohamed Ibrahim

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 2100
location_on 2080 West Mall 241

Research Area

About

Dr. Mohamed is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Mohamed’s areas of research focuses on global mental health, health equity and human rights. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health and addiction. His health leadership and clinical work covers over 20 years in East Africa including working in the Kenya public health care system, refugee and internally displaced settings in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda. Dr. Mohamed also has extensive clinical experience in the mental health and addiction sector in Canada and United States of America.

Education

PhD Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Certificate in Global Mental Health—Harvard University
Clinical Addiction Fellowship—British Columbia Center on Substance Use
MSW Washington University in St. Louis
RN Kenya Medical Training College


Research

Research and Teaching Grants

UBC Advance Teaching Grant
Project: Global Mental Health Teaching & Experiential Learning in Kenya
Duration: 2021-2023

SSHRC-Insight Grant
Project: Realizing Human Rights and Equity in Mental Health Services in Canada, Australia and Kenya
Duration: 2020-2024
Role: Co-PI

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)
Project: Targeted Education for Nurses and Social Workers to Improve Screening for MHSU in Centralized Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Services in Vancouver
Duration: 2020-2022
Role: PI

Research Affiliations

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute—Affiliated Investigator

World Health Organization-Somalia Country Office—Affiliated Researcher

British Columbia Center on Substance Use—Advisory Committee for SW Addiction Fellowship

Canadian Center for Disability Studies (Eviance)—Research board member

Faculty of Health Sciences and Tropical Medicine, Somali National University—Visiting Professor

Reviewer for

Association of Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use Addiction (AMERSA)

The British Columbia Center on Substance Use

Journal of Somali Studies and Horn of Africa

 


Publications

Ibrahim, M. & Mojab F. (accepted). Healing through faith: the role of spiritual healers in providing psychosocial support to Canadian Muslims. Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

Ibrahim, M. & Ibrahim, H.A. (2022). Conflict resolution and peacebuilding: social work practice in humanitarian settings. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice. 7(2) 01-13. ISSN: 2456-2068

Ibrahim M., Malik, M. & Noor, Z. (2022). Investing in mental health in Somalia: harnessing community mental health services through task shifting. Global Mental Health 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2022.4

Ibrahim, M., Rizwan, H., Afzal, M & Malik, M. (2022). Mental health crisis in Somalia: a review and a way forward. International Journal of Mental Health System 1612 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-022-00525-y

Ibrahim, H., Magu, S. & Ibrahim, M. (2021). To Starve or Catch COVID-19? Emergency Management of a Public Health Crisis and Impact on Economically Distressed Communities. Journal of Sociology and Social Work. https://doi.org/10.15640/jssw.v9n2a3

Ibrahim, M. (2021). Mad Mullah: The psychiatrization of Somalia’s freedom fighter. Journal of Somali Studies: Research on Somalia and the Greater Horn of African Countries.

Ibrahim, M. (2020). COVID-19 in the era of opioid overdose: a glimmer of hope in the midst of double whammy tragedy. Journal of Child and Youth Services. Taylor & Francis. doi.org/10.1080/0145935X.2020.1835159

Van Veen, C., Ibrahim, M. & Morrow, M. (2018). Dangerous discourses : masculinity, coercion and psychiatry. Macmillan.

Ibrahim, M. (2017) Mental Health in Africa: human rights approaches to decolonization. In Morrow, M. & Malcoe, L.H. (Eds.). Critical Inquiries: Theories and Methodologies for Social Justice in Mental Health. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.

Ibrahim, M. & Al Kusayer, N. (2016). Imam’s role in providing psychosocial support to traumatized Muslim refugees and immigrants in Vancouver, Canada. African Journal of Traumatic Stress. Vol 5-1:22-36

Ibrahim, M. & Morrow, M. (2015). Weaning off colonial psychiatry in Kenya. Journal in Ethics of Mental Health. Open Volume 1:1-6

Ibrahim, M. (2014). Mental health in Kenya: Not yet Uhuru. Disability and the Global South, Vol.1, No. 2, 393-400.

 


Additional Description

Areas of Scholarship: refugee and new immigrant health, global mental health, decolonizing global mental health, mental health and human rights, mental health and psychosocial support and peacebuilding, task-shifting/sharing in lower and middle income settings.

Areas of Practice: mental health and addiction, interdisciplinary care, refugee and new immigrant health.

 


Mohamed Ibrahim

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 2100
location_on 2080 West Mall 241

Dr. Mohamed is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Mohamed’s areas of research focuses on global mental health, health equity and human rights. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health and addiction. His health leadership and clinical work covers over 20 years in East Africa including working in the Kenya public health care system, refugee and internally displaced settings in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda. Dr. Mohamed also has extensive clinical experience in the mental health and addiction sector in Canada and United States of America.

Education

PhD Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Certificate in Global Mental Health—Harvard University
Clinical Addiction Fellowship—British Columbia Center on Substance Use
MSW Washington University in St. Louis
RN Kenya Medical Training College

Research and Teaching Grants

UBC Advance Teaching Grant
Project: Global Mental Health Teaching & Experiential Learning in Kenya
Duration: 2021-2023

SSHRC-Insight Grant
Project: Realizing Human Rights and Equity in Mental Health Services in Canada, Australia and Kenya
Duration: 2020-2024
Role: Co-PI

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)
Project: Targeted Education for Nurses and Social Workers to Improve Screening for MHSU in Centralized Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Services in Vancouver
Duration: 2020-2022
Role: PI

Research Affiliations

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute—Affiliated Investigator

World Health Organization-Somalia Country Office—Affiliated Researcher

British Columbia Center on Substance Use—Advisory Committee for SW Addiction Fellowship

Canadian Center for Disability Studies (Eviance)—Research board member

Faculty of Health Sciences and Tropical Medicine, Somali National University—Visiting Professor

Reviewer for

Association of Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use Addiction (AMERSA)

The British Columbia Center on Substance Use

Journal of Somali Studies and Horn of Africa

 

Ibrahim, M. & Mojab F. (accepted). Healing through faith: the role of spiritual healers in providing psychosocial support to Canadian Muslims. Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

Ibrahim, M. & Ibrahim, H.A. (2022). Conflict resolution and peacebuilding: social work practice in humanitarian settings. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice. 7(2) 01-13. ISSN: 2456-2068

Ibrahim M., Malik, M. & Noor, Z. (2022). Investing in mental health in Somalia: harnessing community mental health services through task shifting. Global Mental Health 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2022.4

Ibrahim, M., Rizwan, H., Afzal, M & Malik, M. (2022). Mental health crisis in Somalia: a review and a way forward. International Journal of Mental Health System 1612 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-022-00525-y

Ibrahim, H., Magu, S. & Ibrahim, M. (2021). To Starve or Catch COVID-19? Emergency Management of a Public Health Crisis and Impact on Economically Distressed Communities. Journal of Sociology and Social Work. https://doi.org/10.15640/jssw.v9n2a3

Ibrahim, M. (2021). Mad Mullah: The psychiatrization of Somalia’s freedom fighter. Journal of Somali Studies: Research on Somalia and the Greater Horn of African Countries.

Ibrahim, M. (2020). COVID-19 in the era of opioid overdose: a glimmer of hope in the midst of double whammy tragedy. Journal of Child and Youth Services. Taylor & Francis. doi.org/10.1080/0145935X.2020.1835159

Van Veen, C., Ibrahim, M. & Morrow, M. (2018). Dangerous discourses : masculinity, coercion and psychiatry. Macmillan.

Ibrahim, M. (2017) Mental Health in Africa: human rights approaches to decolonization. In Morrow, M. & Malcoe, L.H. (Eds.). Critical Inquiries: Theories and Methodologies for Social Justice in Mental Health. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.

Ibrahim, M. & Al Kusayer, N. (2016). Imam’s role in providing psychosocial support to traumatized Muslim refugees and immigrants in Vancouver, Canada. African Journal of Traumatic Stress. Vol 5-1:22-36

Ibrahim, M. & Morrow, M. (2015). Weaning off colonial psychiatry in Kenya. Journal in Ethics of Mental Health. Open Volume 1:1-6

Ibrahim, M. (2014). Mental health in Kenya: Not yet Uhuru. Disability and the Global South, Vol.1, No. 2, 393-400.

 

Areas of Scholarship: refugee and new immigrant health, global mental health, decolonizing global mental health, mental health and human rights, mental health and psychosocial support and peacebuilding, task-shifting/sharing in lower and middle income settings.

Areas of Practice: mental health and addiction, interdisciplinary care, refugee and new immigrant health.

 

Mohamed Ibrahim

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 2100
location_on 2080 West Mall 241

Dr. Mohamed is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Mohamed’s areas of research focuses on global mental health, health equity and human rights. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health and addiction. His health leadership and clinical work covers over 20 years in East Africa including working in the Kenya public health care system, refugee and internally displaced settings in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda. Dr. Mohamed also has extensive clinical experience in the mental health and addiction sector in Canada and United States of America.

Education

PhD Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Certificate in Global Mental Health—Harvard University
Clinical Addiction Fellowship—British Columbia Center on Substance Use
MSW Washington University in St. Louis
RN Kenya Medical Training College

Research and Teaching Grants

UBC Advance Teaching Grant
Project: Global Mental Health Teaching & Experiential Learning in Kenya
Duration: 2021-2023

SSHRC-Insight Grant
Project: Realizing Human Rights and Equity in Mental Health Services in Canada, Australia and Kenya
Duration: 2020-2024
Role: Co-PI

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)
Project: Targeted Education for Nurses and Social Workers to Improve Screening for MHSU in Centralized Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Services in Vancouver
Duration: 2020-2022
Role: PI

Research Affiliations

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute—Affiliated Investigator

World Health Organization-Somalia Country Office—Affiliated Researcher

British Columbia Center on Substance Use—Advisory Committee for SW Addiction Fellowship

Canadian Center for Disability Studies (Eviance)—Research board member

Faculty of Health Sciences and Tropical Medicine, Somali National University—Visiting Professor

Reviewer for

Association of Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use Addiction (AMERSA)

The British Columbia Center on Substance Use

Journal of Somali Studies and Horn of Africa

 

Ibrahim, M. & Mojab F. (accepted). Healing through faith: the role of spiritual healers in providing psychosocial support to Canadian Muslims. Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

Ibrahim, M. & Ibrahim, H.A. (2022). Conflict resolution and peacebuilding: social work practice in humanitarian settings. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice. 7(2) 01-13. ISSN: 2456-2068

Ibrahim M., Malik, M. & Noor, Z. (2022). Investing in mental health in Somalia: harnessing community mental health services through task shifting. Global Mental Health 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2022.4

Ibrahim, M., Rizwan, H., Afzal, M & Malik, M. (2022). Mental health crisis in Somalia: a review and a way forward. International Journal of Mental Health System 1612 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-022-00525-y

Ibrahim, H., Magu, S. & Ibrahim, M. (2021). To Starve or Catch COVID-19? Emergency Management of a Public Health Crisis and Impact on Economically Distressed Communities. Journal of Sociology and Social Work. https://doi.org/10.15640/jssw.v9n2a3

Ibrahim, M. (2021). Mad Mullah: The psychiatrization of Somalia’s freedom fighter. Journal of Somali Studies: Research on Somalia and the Greater Horn of African Countries.

Ibrahim, M. (2020). COVID-19 in the era of opioid overdose: a glimmer of hope in the midst of double whammy tragedy. Journal of Child and Youth Services. Taylor & Francis. doi.org/10.1080/0145935X.2020.1835159

Van Veen, C., Ibrahim, M. & Morrow, M. (2018). Dangerous discourses : masculinity, coercion and psychiatry. Macmillan.

Ibrahim, M. (2017) Mental Health in Africa: human rights approaches to decolonization. In Morrow, M. & Malcoe, L.H. (Eds.). Critical Inquiries: Theories and Methodologies for Social Justice in Mental Health. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.

Ibrahim, M. & Al Kusayer, N. (2016). Imam’s role in providing psychosocial support to traumatized Muslim refugees and immigrants in Vancouver, Canada. African Journal of Traumatic Stress. Vol 5-1:22-36

Ibrahim, M. & Morrow, M. (2015). Weaning off colonial psychiatry in Kenya. Journal in Ethics of Mental Health. Open Volume 1:1-6

Ibrahim, M. (2014). Mental health in Kenya: Not yet Uhuru. Disability and the Global South, Vol.1, No. 2, 393-400.

 

Areas of Scholarship: refugee and new immigrant health, global mental health, decolonizing global mental health, mental health and human rights, mental health and psychosocial support and peacebuilding, task-shifting/sharing in lower and middle income settings.

Areas of Practice: mental health and addiction, interdisciplinary care, refugee and new immigrant health.