Hala Darwish, PhD, RN

American University of Beirut Lebanon

Hala Darwish received her undergraduate nursing degree and a teaching diploma from the American University of Beirut, and then completed her masters as an acute care nurse practitioner and doctorate degree in bio-behavioral nursing with a neuroscience concentration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007. Two years later, she finished her post-doctorate fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 2009, she joined the AUB Hariri School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. She is also the Managing Director of the Abou-Haidar Neuroscience Institute and Nehme and Therese Tohme Multiple Sclerosis Center at AUBMC. Her area of clinical specialty is neuroscience  and her research focuses on cognitive functions, and factors leading to cognitive impairment and improvement; such as, traumatic brain injury and vitamin D. She is proficient in both basic science and clinical research. She has ongoing research projects investigating cognitive impairment in Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury. She was the recipient of the NIH training and individual research grants and has presented her work at national and international forums.


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