American University of Beirut Lebanon
Dr. Charara is currently a first-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. After graduating with an MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut, he joined the Psychopharmacology Research Unit at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center – Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research where he led a clinical trial assessing the role of transcranial direct current stimulation in reducing pharmacotherapy-resistant auditory hallucinations. He then joined the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle and led a study assessing the burden of mental disorders in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region from 1990-2015 using data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study. Dr. Charara also led a project evaluating the relationship between mental distress and functional status across US states using data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. He is well published with over 25 publications mostly in the fields of mental health and global epidemiology.