Short Bio

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In November 2017, I joined the Communications Engineering Branch at Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications of the National Library of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University working on research projects in the area of health and biomedical informatics in the Bioinformatics Lab of Prof. Krauthammer. During that period, I was also SNF Postdoctoral Fellow supported by Early Postdoc Mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

I hold a PhD in Health Communication with emphasis on computer-mediated communication applied in the healthcare research from University of Lugano, Switzerland. My dissertation lies within 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. My PhD supervisor was Prof. Peter Schulz.

I have an engineering background with Master of Science degrees in Computer Science Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. During my graduate studies, I was selected to participate in a parallel program (Alta Scuola Politecnica) where I got exposed to multidisciplinary courses and the opportunity to work on a research project supported by leading information and communication technology companies in Europe.

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