International Health Humanities Network Membership

Faten Abdellatif

Iam a developmental paediatrics graduated from faculty of Medicine Alexandria University.Deeply interrested in health wellbeing through embedding the right life style since early childhood.Believing in the crucial role of arts litterature and music on refining our souls.I am working as aprofessor of developmental paediatrics and child health at Alexandria university Iam also teaching some topics as the role of museums in child development.The role of arts in child development.Art therapy.Iam also managing an early intervention centre for children at risk.

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Brian Abrams

Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT, Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, has been a music therapist since 1995, with clinical experience involving a wide range of populations. Dr. Abrams completed undergraduate studies at Vassar College and SUNY New Paltz, and graduate studies at Temple University. Prior to his current position at Montclair State as Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Therapy, he served on the faculty at Utah State University (2001-2004) and Immaculata University (2004-2008). He has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as music therapy in cancer care, music psychotherapy, and humanistic dimensions of music therapy.

He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, such as Music Therapy Perspectives, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. His current interests include contributing to the development of the global, interdisciplinary area of Health Humanities. He has also recently helped create a music therapy program at Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he provides music therapy services on a part-time basis. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), including as President from 2007-2009. On a national level, from 2010 to Present, he has served on the AMTA Board of Directors as an elected representative from the AMTA Assembly of Delegates.

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Mustafa Al Ansari

Mustafa is currently undertaking a PhD at the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney. His research topic is "Attitudes of Youth towards Alcohol in Muslim Majority Countries (MMCs): Insights from Iraq." He has completed a honours with a thesis titled "Bimaristans and Waqf In Islam: Case Studies of Hospital Endowment during 9th to 13th Century CE in the Muslim World." Previously he majored in History and Philosophy of Science as well as Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies during his Undergraduate Arts and Science degree at the University of Sydney. He is interested in researching into contemporary public health issues in the Middle East, especially those relating to Prevention, Globalisation and Health Promotion. In addition to his studies, Mustafa is tri-lingual and is well-travelled and thus posseses an understanding of various cultures.

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Basim Alansari

Basim is an experienced researcher in medical and health fields such as bioethics, health systems and children development.

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Shahd Alshammari

Shahd Alshammari is Assistant Professor of English literature. She teaches Women's Studies, Victorian literature, and is interested in illness narratives. Her book 'Notes on the Flesh' is a biomythography that deals with illness and love in the Middle East. 

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Frank Ames

Frank Ritchel Ames is Professor and Chair of Medical Humanities at Rocky Vista University, Colorado’s new medical college, where he teaches informatics, ethics, and the occasional course on religion, health, and healthcare (2008-present). 

His contributions span two disciplines and include articles in reference works such as Neal-Schuman’s The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences (2011) and de Gruyter’s Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (2010). He reviews titles in religious studies for the Association of College and Research Libraries’s Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (1999-present) and has chaired the editorial group in medical informatics and medical education for Doody’s Review Service (2012-2014). He directed programs and initiatives for the Society of Biblical Literature (2003-2004), proposed and currently co-chairs the SBL section on warfare in ancient Israel (steering committee member since 2004), and is co-editor of and a contributor to the Kent Harold Richards Festschrift, Foster Biblical Scholarship (2010), and four other SBL publications: Writing and Reading War (2008), Interpreting Exile (2011), Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol (2014), and The Prophets Speak on Forced Migration (2015). He is currently writing a monograph entitled War in Ancient Israel: Making Sense of the Rhetoric and Realities of Ancient Isralite Warfare

Professor Ames holds advanced degrees from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management (M.A.), Denver Seminary (M.Div. with honors), and the joint doctoral program of the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology (Ph.D.).

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Adrian Andreescu

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Haley Andres

BA(Hons) Psychology BA(Hons) Fine Art


2014-2015 Thomas J. Watson Fellow conducting cross-cultural ethnographic research in arts-health and health humanities. Specifically intersted in the intersection between trauma and creativity - prevention, therapy, public health, medical practices, etc. Will be traveling and working with arts-health professionals in Bolivia, the UK, Tanzania, Japan, and Australia between Aug. 2014 and Aug. 2015. 

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Rani Lill Anjum

Rani Lill Anjum is Research Fellow of Philosophy at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), where she leads the interdisciplinary research project Causation in Science. She is co-author of two books on causation: Getting Causes from Powers (Oxford University Press 2011) and Causation - A very short introduction (Oxford University Press 2013), both with Professor Stephen Mumford (Nottingham). Anjum is also the instigator of the Causation in Medicine team, working on causation in evidence based practice and the ontological foundation of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).

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  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • The  institue of mental health nottingham
  • National Institute of Health
  • Centre for Advanced Studies
  • The University of Nottingham United Kingdom China Malaysia
  • De Montfort University Leicester
  • OPPNET Basic Behaviour & Social Science Opportunity Network