Dr. Nidal Moukaddam, M.D./Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine where she is the Director of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics at Ben Taub Hospital. She received her MD from the American University of Beirut and did both her PhD and residency at UTMB in clinical sciences. She is board certified in General Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine and specialises in challenging adult populations: she practices emergency psychiatry at Ben Taub Hospital, a level 1 trauma center in Houston, Texas, with a special focus on individuals afflicted with both psychosis and addiction. She is the Continuing Medical Education director for the National Arab-American Medical Association, and is passionate about normalising the conversation around mental wellness and culturally appropriate care. Moukaddam’s research interests focus on how psychiatry can benefit from technological advances for detection, tracking, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. She is the Harris Health site Investigator for The McNair Initiative for neuroscience Discovery (MIND-2), which uses a combination of biobehavioral sensing and functional imaging to enhance our ability to assess and quantify impulsivity in people with mood disorders and addiction. Moukaddam has supervised many students and residents, leading to numerous awards including Women of Excellence Award at Baylor College of Medicine (2020), the Faculty Mentorship & Teaching award for Baylor Psychiatry Department (2018), being selected for Houstonia magazine- Houston top 100 doctors selection (2017) and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences’ Outstanding Mentor Award (2017). She is also the creator of a wellness curriculum for Baylor College of Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research.
Exploring the tech revolution for mental health
by Dr. Nidal Moukaddam, M.D./Ph.D& Ashutosh Sabharwal
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine & Department Chair, Rice University
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