Jess Ghannam, PhD

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave., #246
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Stanford UniversityPost Doctoral FellowshipPsychology
    UCSF Mt ZionPost Doctoral FellowshipPsychiatry
    UC Berkeley PhDPsychology
    UC BerkeleyMScHealth and Medical Sciences
    UC Berkeley MAPsychology
    University of Michigan BAPsychology
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    City and County of San Francisco2016  - 2016Mayor's Award for Outstanding Community Service

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    Dr. Jess Ghannam is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at UCSF. His research areas include evaluating the long-term health consequences of war on displaced communities and the psychological and psychiatric effects of armed conflict on children. Dr. Ghannam has developed community health clinics in the Middle East that focus on developing community-based treatment programs for families in crisis.

    He is also a consultant with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Reprieve and other international NGO's that work with torture survivors. Locally he works to promote and enhance the health and wellness of refugee, displaced, and immigrant populations from the Middle East,North Africa and South Asia and has established a community-based Mental Health Treatment Programs to support these communities.

    At UCSF Dr. Ghannam develops culturally competency training programs for staff, students and faculty working with patients from the Middle East. He has served on the Chancellor's Council of Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion and is a member of the UCP, University and Community Partnerships Committee. He works with medical students and residents across disciplines to promote and enhance their clinical and research skills. Dr. Ghannam specializes in working with chronic illness, including chronic pain and cancer. He also works and does research in the area of Global Health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Ghannam is also a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the State of California.

    He is past president of the Arab Cultural and Community Center and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in San Francisco.

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    1. Unattended Mental Health Needs in Primary Care: Lebanon’s Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp. Clinical Medicine Insights Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 1; 11:117955732096252. Segal SS, Khoury KV, Salah SR, Ghannam GJ. .
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    2. The impact of a stress management intervention on medical residents’ stress and burnout. International Journal of Stress Management. 2019 Mar 7. Ghannam GJ, Afana AA, Ho HE, Al-Khal AA, Bylund BC. .
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    3. Coping with trauma and adversity among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip: A qualitative, culture-informed analysis. J Health Psychol. 2020 10; 25(12):2031-2048. Afana AJ, Tremblay J, Ghannam J, Ronsbo H, Veronese G. PMID: 29974813.
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    4. Contributors to Screening Positive for Mental Illness in Lebanon's Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2018 Jan; 206(1):46-51. Segal SP, Khoury VC, Salah R, Ghannam J. PMID: 28976407.
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    5. Burnout and sources of stress among medical residents at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. East Mediterr Health J. 2017 Feb 21; 23(1):40-45. Afana A, Ghannam J, Ho EY, Al-Khal A, Al-Arab B, Bylund CL. PMID: 28244060.
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    6. The psychological toll of slum living in Mumbai, India: a mixed methods study. Soc Sci Med. 2014 Oct; 119:155-69. Subbaraman R, Nolan L, Shitole T, Sawant K, Shitole S, Sood K, Nanarkar M, Ghannam J, Betancourt TS, Bloom DE, Patil-Deshmukh A. PMID: 25189736; PMCID: PMC4252879.
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    7. The psychological toll of slum living—an assessment of mental health, disability, and slum-related adversities in Mumbai, India. The Lancet Global Health. 2014 May 1; 2:s26. Subbaraman SR, Nolan NL, Shitole ST, Sawant SK, Shitole SS, Sood SK, Nanarkar NM, Ghannam GJ, Bloom BD, Patil-Deshmukh PA. .
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    8. Health and Human Rights in Palestine: The Siege and Invasion of Gaza and the Role of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. Human Rights in the Middle East. 2011 Jan 1; 245-261. Ghannam GJ. .
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    9. Cancer registration and healthcare access in West Bank, Palestine: a GIS analysis of childhood cancer, 1998-2007. Int J Cancer. 2011 Sep 01; 129(5):1180-9. Bailony MR, Hararah MK, Salhab AR, Ghannam I, Abdeen Z, Ghannam J. PMID: 20957630.
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    10. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety among Gaza Strip adolescents in the wake of the second Uprising (Intifada). Child Abuse Negl. 2007 Jul; 31(7):719-29. Elbedour S, Onwuegbuzie AJ, Ghannam J, Whitcome JA, Abu Hein F. PMID: 17631959.
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    11. The use of psychoanalytic constructs in the service of empire: Comment on Baruch (2003). Psychoanalytic Psychology. 2005 Jan 1; 22(1):135. Ghannam GJ. .
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    12. Definitions of terrorism. JAMA. 2003 Nov 05; 290(17):2254; author reply 2254-5. Lipton R, Ghannam JH, Beinin J. PMID: 14600176.
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    13. Definitions of Terrorism. JAMA. 2003 Nov 5; 290(17):2254. Lipton LR, Ghannam GJ, Beinin BJ. .
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