Education & Certifications

  • M.A., Duke University, Bioethics & Science Policy (2021)
  • A.B., Harvard University, Neuroscience & Philosophy (2020)

All Publications

  • Addressing Mental Health Through Community Partnerships in a Muslim Community. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) Awaad, R., Obaid, E., Kouser, T., Ali, S. 2022: appips202100505


    The mental health of American Muslims remains significantly understudied and unaddressed, despite known obstacles to Muslims' utilization of mental health services, such as stigma and institutional mistrust. Since the inception of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology Lab in 2014, partnerships across the Bay Area were formed among key Muslim community establishments to address obstacles to good mental health. Through a community-centered approach, diverse stakeholders engaged to identify and address the community's most pressing mental health challenges. Successful outcomes of this approach include facilitated research and mental health initiatives to support the Bay Area Muslim community.

    View details for DOI 10.1176/

    View details for PubMedID 36065581

  • Health-Related Digital Autonomy: An Important, But Unfinished Step AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS Kouser, T., Ward, J. 2021; 21 (7): 31-33
  • The Need for Deen: Muslim Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association Awaad, R., Kouser, T., Raza, L., Umarji, O. 2021