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.
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 Arts Research Abroad Grant
Project: Advance research and experiential learning in Global Mental Health
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
BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction Seed Grant
Project: Mental Health Crisis Response Indicators for BC
Role: Co- Investigator
Project: Realizing Human Rights and Equity in Mental Health Services in Canada, Australia and Kenya
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
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., (2023). Healing Through Faith: The Role of Spiritual Healers in Providing Psychosocial Support to Canadian Muslims. Journal of Muslim Mental Health 17(1): 5. doi: https://doi.org/10.3998/jmmh.2057
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 16, 12 (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. & 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.