Originally from Lebanon, I received my Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2011 and completed my Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training in 2017. Besides my clinical training and studies, I also worked as a research fellow in projects related to hospital epidemiology in the field of infectious diseases, particularly antimicrobial resistance and HIV. With that I developed an interest in epidemiology and quantitative research methods that led me to complete a MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In November 2019, I joined the PhD program at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Fehr and Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan. My doctoral research will focus on mental health within the context of HIV and migration, as well as the methodology and application of benefit harm assessments in decision making processes.