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SHE Center Staff, Collaborators, and Partners

  • In fulfilling our mission to build and empower scientific research, implementation, and health care in the MENA region, SHE Center staff work with knowledgeable and influential individuals and organizations throughout the world. Our collaborators and partners lend their deep experience, expertise, and influence to help us positively impact MENA health care and policy.

    Our Staff

    The SHE Center’s dedicated staff includes:

    Zara Khan

    A Tufts Medical School student who has worked intensely with Syrian refugees in Ankara, Turkey, Zara Khan contributes her experience with — and enduring interest in — global public health and refugee health to the SHE Center's many initiatives.

    Shams Mohajerani

    Shams Mohajerani received his BA in Arabic and Film & Media Culture from Middlebury College, and is a 2020 recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic study at the Noor Majan Training Institute in Ibri, Oman. He speaks Arabic, Farsi, French, and Spanish.

    Alberto Nobili, PhD

    Alberto Nobili, PhD, is a Scientist I in the Novina Laboratory in Dana-Farber's Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology. He focuses on the design and development of engineered T cells with Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR T-cells) for the treatment of liquid and solid malignancies.

    Sammi O'Reilly

    Sammi O'Reilly manages the SHE Center's grant applications, webinar coordination, and an individual project aimed at understanding the effects and importance of grassroots initiatives and female leadership in achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

    Golnaz Zamiri

    Golnaz Zamiri became involved with the SHE Center after meeting Dr. Madani at the 2019 Iranian-American Women’s Foundation Conference, where Dr. Madani served as a panelist. In her work at the Center, Golnaz combines her interests in medicine, human development, and social justice.

    Our Collaborators

    The SHE Center draws strength, expertise, and inspiration from collaborating experts the world over, including:

    Ben Collins

    Ben Collins is the London-based Founding Director of ReShape/International HIV Partnerships (IHP), which supports, builds, and implements visionary advances towards sexual health, mental health, and social well-being.

    Rana Dajani, PhD

    Dr. Dajani is Professor of Molecular Cell Biology in the Biology and Biotechnology Department at Hashemite University in Zarqa Jordan; she is also President of the Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA).

    Andrea Patterson, PhD

    Dr. Patterson is Associate Professor of Liberal Studies at California State University, Fullerton; her teaching and research focus on the intersections of gender, race, and science to address issues of inequality and injustice in health and health care.

    Our Partner Organizations

    Silverberry Genomix

    Silverberry is a leading San Francisco-based digital health company partnering with the SHE Center in the SHE Biobank initiative a large, long-term population study investigating the impact of genetic predisposition and environmental exposure on the development of disease.

    Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA)

    SASTA is an organization whose mission is to mobilize and catalyze the engagement of scientists, professionals, NGOs, academic institutions, and professional societies to advance higher education, science, and research in Arab countries.