Diana Rayes


Diana Rayes is a second year PhD student in the Department of Interna onal Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). Her research focuses on the impact of conflict and displacement on refugee mental health with a par cular focus on the Syrian refugee response. Diana has worked for the World Health Organiza on, the Syrian American Medical Society, the Migra on Policy Ins tute, and has consulted various academic ins tu ons, NGOs, and EU and UN agencies on refugee health trends and humanitarian health needs inside Syria. Diana is also a former recipient of the Fulbright research fellowship to Germany, where she studied faith-based coping methods among Arabic-speaking refugee adults seeking mental health services in Berlin. She has published widely on humanitarian health trends in Syria and is a steering commi ee member of the Syria Public Health Network. She holds an MHS in Global Mental Health and a cer ficate in Humanitarian Assistance from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BS in Psychology from Arizona State University.