Director, Stanford Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology Lab
Dr. Rania Awaad M.D., is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the director of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology Lab as well as Stanford University’s Affiliate Chaplain. In the community, she serves as the executive director of Maristan.org, a holistic mental health nonprofit serving Muslim communities, and the director of The Rahmah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Muslim women and girls. In addition, she is faculty of Islamic psychology at Cambridge Muslim College and The Islamic Seminary of America. She is also a senior fellow for Yaqeen Institute and the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding. Prior to studying medicine, she pursued classical Islamic studies in Damascus, Syria, and holds certifications (ijaza) in Qur’an, Islamic law, and other branches of the Islamic sciences.