Appointed to ACCESS for the project "Using the Power of the Humanities to Improve Health Outcomes for the Arab American Community"


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Position Description

ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. The work of ACCESS cuts across all sectors, from direct social services to legislative advocacy and from public health research to arts and culture, through the work of ACCCESS’s Arab American National Museum, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Leading Edge Fellow will experiment with using the power of the humanities to address public health issues in the Arab American community, such as substance use, domestic violence, environment, children and family, and other social determinants of health. The fellow will work with the ACCESS communications team to translate scholarly research for a general public, offer their scholarly perspective as a member of the planning committee for the 9th ACCESS Arab Health Summit and develop an interdisciplinary project on a health issue facing the Arab American community.