Short Bio


I am currently a Postdoc fellow at Yale University School of Medicine working in the Bioinformatics lab of Prof. Krauthammer. In June 2015, I received an Early Postdoc.Mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation for my proposed research project (A-DISCERN: Identifying high-quality information on medical treatment options).

In December 2014, I received my PhD degree in Health Communication from the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana), working under supervision of Prof. Peter Schulz. My dissertation lies in the socio-technical research where I conducted four studies that aimed at advancing and presenting new ideas in two tracks; online health information seeking and eHealth interventions.

Previous to my PhD, I received double Master of Science degrees from the Polytechnic University of Milan and Polytechnic University of Turin in Computing Systems Engineering. Additionally, I was fortunate to be selected in a parallel program (Alta Scuola Politecnica) to my Master studies, where I got exposed to multidisciplinary innovative courses and the opportunity to work on a research project supported by leading ICT companies in Europe.

I originally come from Lebanon where I did my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 and that overall made me exposed to 3 educational systems throughout my educational training.