Lina Demis

Lina joined the CPC Learning Network as a Graduate Research Assistant in October 2020, while pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology, with a focus on humanitarian action. She is a recent graduate of Brooklyn College, where she majored in Biology and minored in neuroscience. During college, she founded and directed the New York chapter of MUHSEN, a non-profit that works to improve access to community spaces for individuals with disabilities throughout various NYC Muslim and immigrant communities. From this work, she developed her interest in improving public mental health, and studying the disparities in mental healthcare, both domestically and globally. More recently, she has conducted and supported research that addresses mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in conflict affected settings. Lina seeks to address the gap between research and practice through supporting the development and implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions in humanitarian settings.

Email: ld2899@cumc.columbia.edu

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