This January, a new faculty member, Mohamed Ibrahim (Assistant Professor), will be starting at our School. It is great to have him join us!
Mohamed’s clinical work as a social worker and RN covers 20 years as a community health nurse in Kenya, refugee health with Medicines Sans Frontiers at Dadaab refugee camp, mental health and addiction in Canada and USA where he has worked in acute, tertiary and community mental health.
His research focuses on refugee mental health and addiction, critical psychiatry and global mental health. His book chapter on “Mental health in Africa: human rights approach to decolonization” was published by U of T Press in 2017. A co-authored 2nd chapter “Dangerous discourses: masculinity, coercion and psychiatry’ in the Canadian mental health system is in press (Palgrave Macmillan). Mohamed’s doctoral research focuses on refugee mental health and substance use in Canada and East Africa.
Mohamed completed his Masters of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and is completing his PhD in health sciences at Simon Fraser University. Mohamed’s other academic and professional training includes; registered nursing and psychiatric nursing from Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi. Upon completion of his MSW, he attended Harvard University’s program in refugee trauma and recovery and awarded certificate in global mental health. Mohamed also completed 1 year of clinical addiction fellowship in 2017 at the British Columbia Center for Substance Use.
To learn more about Mohamed and his areas of practice and research, please visit his Faculty profile page.