Suzanne Barakat, MD

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Community Medicine
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    Title(s)Executive Director, UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative

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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2017Family & Community Medicine
    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillMD2014
    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillBS2009Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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    The White House2022Uniter Award, President Joe Biden
    San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission2022Vera Haile Champion of Justice Immigrant Leadership Award, UCSF Health & Human Rights Initiative
    Congresswoman and Speaker Nancy Pelosi2022Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, UCSF Health & Human Rights Initiative
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed2022Certificate of Honor, UCSF Health & Human Rights Initiative
    UCSF School of Medicine Dean King Talmadge2021Exceptional Volunteerism and University Service for Advancing Social Justice and Anti-Racism Work
    UCSF2016UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Public Service: Thomas N. Burbridge Public Service Award
    The Moth2015GrandSLAM Champion, Castro Theatre, San Francisco
    UCSF2014Resident Teaching Award in Ob/Gyn
    UNC2013UNC School of Medicine International Fellowship
    UNC2011UNC Eugene S. Mayer Community Honor Society for Community Service
    UNC2008UNC Clinical Laboratory Science Louise M. Ward Scholarship
    UNC2008Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship

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    Notable Presentations


    2016 TED Talk | "Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate."
    2015 The Parliament of the World's Religions | Plenary Keynote | Salt Lake City, UT
    2016 The White House | Roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama | Baltimore, MD
    2017 The Carter Center | Countering Islamophobia Symposium | Participant and Panelist | Atlanta, GA
    2018 Women in the World Summit | Speaker | New York City
    2018 Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) | National Conference | Plenary Keynote "Allyship in times of adversity" | Washington, DC
    2018 Exponent Philanthropy | National Conference | Plenary Keynote "From Biases to Strength" | Philadelphia
    2020 Doctors for America Webinar: "Health Professionals Facing Racism." | Virtual
    2021 Wingate University | Keynote & Civil Discourse Townhall | North Carolina (2017, 2021)
    2021 UNC School of Dentistry | DEAH DAY (Dedicating Efforts And Honoring Deah And Yusor) Community Service Keynote (2015, 2017, 2021)
    2022 North American Refugee Health Conference | Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers Training | Lecture: "Best Practices for Writing Effective Medical-Legal Affidavits, Testifying in Court, and Collaborating with Attorneys" | Cleveland, OH
    2015 Notable media interviews: Anderson Cooper, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, Reveal, ABC Nightline, AJ+, The SF Chronicle, UCSF Magazine


    2015 UCSF Grand Rounds | "Challenging Islamophobia"
    2016 UCSF Campus-wide Teach-In | "Injustice and Health" | Panelist
    2017 UCSF Grand Rounds | "Challenging Islamophobia"
    2017 Mayor Edwin Lee “Equity and Immigrant Services Launch” | Speaker | San Francisco, CA
    2017 The City of San Francisco | Roundtable discussion with Mayor Edwin Lee | City Hall, San Francisco, CA
    2017 Mayor Edwin Lee's “Unite Against Hate” Rally | Speaker | City Hall, San Francisco, CA
    2017 Van Jones #LoveArmy Revival Event | Keynote | San Francisco, CA
    2017 California Academy of Family Physicians | Annual Summit | Keynote | Los Angeles, CA
    2019 Kaiser Richmond | Grand Rounds | "Allyship and Accountability in the Workplace" | Richmond, CA
    2019 Kaiser Oakland | Grand Rounds | "Allyship and Accountability in the Workplace" | Oakland, CA
    2019 Women's March San Francisco Rally | Speaker | San Francisco, CA
    2021 UC Riverside School of Medicine | How to Heal Medical Student Conference | Lecture | Riverside, CA
    2021 UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative | "Passage, from Kabul to the Bay" webinar | Moderator
    2022 Southern California Permanente Medical Group | Wellness Conference | Plenary Keynote | San Diego, CA
    2022 Immigrant Advocates, Faith Leaders, Doctors Rally to End Title 42 Expulsions | Speaker | San Francisco, CA
    2022 UCSF CHESA (Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia) Works In Progress Lectures | Speaker

    Formal Teaching

    2021 - pres Development of the Clinical Human Rights Fellowship Track within the HEAL (Health Equity and Leadership) Fellowship
    2021 - pres Family and Community Medicine | Family Medicine Inpatient Services Didactics and Precepting
    2021 - pres Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics | Labor and Delivery Didactics and Precepting
    2017 - pres UCSF GME Global Health Pathway GH 103 | Clinical Scholars Lecturer: "Implicit Bias and Global Health" (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
    2018 - pres Family and Community Medicine | R3 Practice Management Conference | Per Diem, Nonprofit, & Advocacy work in Medicine
    2020 - pres UCSF School of Medicine MS1 Elective | Human Rights Clinic Asylum Elective | Lecturer
    2022 - pres IGHS 202B: Health, the Environment, and Non-Communicable Disease course | Refugee Health Seminar: "Who is a refugee and what does their journey look?"
    2022 - pres Family and Community Medicine | R1 Didactics Conference: Refugee and Asylee Health Lecture
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    1. Self-harm behaviors and their intentions: a cross-cultural analysis. J Ment Health. 2023 Aug 14; 1-9. Freedland AS, Sundaram K, Liu NH, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. PMID: 37577971.
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    2. Suicidality in the Arab World: Results from an Online Screener. Community Ment Health J. 2023 10; 59(7):1401-1408. Daouk S, Dailami M, Barakat S, Awaad R, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. PMID: 37140845; PMCID: PMC10157551.
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    3. Academic Health Centers and Humanitarian Crises: One Health System's Response to Unaccompanied Children at the Border. Acad Med. 2023 03 01; 98(3):322-328. Devaskar SU, Cunningham CK, Steinhorn RH, Haq C, Spisso J, Dunne W, Gutierrez JR, Kivlahan C, Bholat M, Barakat S, de Leon Siantz ML, Romero S, Lefteris CT, Gaffney S, Deville J, Lerner C, Liu J, Kuelbs CL, Kukreja S, Golden C, Nelson Z, Elton K, Byington CL. PMID: 36512839; PMCID: PMC9944367.
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    4. Discrepancies in suicide screenings: Results from an international study. J Affect Disord. 2023 01 01; 320:18-21. Uhl E, Raybin HB, Liu NH, Garza M, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. PMID: 36179775.
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    5. Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations. Torture Journal. 2022. Aaron Gallagher, Gabriela Steiner, Martha Michel, Cesar Nava Gonzales, Sabrina Mendez-Contreras, Alice Lu, Marcos Armendariz, Triveni DeFries, Suzanne Barakat, Coleen Kivlahan.
    6. Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations. Torture. 2022; 32(3):49-64. Gallagher A, Steiner G, Michel M, Nava Gonzales C, Mendez-Contreras S, Lu A, Armendariz M, DeFries T, Barakat S, Kivlahan C. PMID: 36519196.
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    7. Factor analysis of depression symptoms across five broad cultural groups. J Affect Disord. 2021 03 01; 282:227-235. Goodmann DR, Daouk S, Sullivan M, Cabrera J, Liu NH, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. PMID: 33418371.
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    8. Common and Country-Specific Characteristics Associated With Suicidality in the Arab Region. J Clin Psychiatry. 2020 12 22; 82(1). Daouk S, Awaad R, Ahmed B, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. PMID: 33356022.
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    9. Children and adolescents attempting to participate in a worldwide online depression screener. Psychiatry Res. 2020 09; 291:113250. Stephens TN, Tran MM, Bunge EL, Liu NH, Barakat S, Garza M, Leykin Y. PMID: 32622170.
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    10. Sexual orientation and treatment-seeking for depression in a multilingual worldwide sample. J Affect Disord. 2016 Dec; 206:87-93. Rutter TM, Flentje A, Dilley JW, Barakat S, Liu NH, Gross MS, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. PMID: 27466746; PMCID: PMC5077638.
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    11. What do we know about gestational diabetes mellitus and risk for postpartum depression among ethnically diverse low-income women in the USA? Arch Womens Ment Health. 2014 Dec; 17(6):587-92. Barakat S, Martinez D, Thomas M, Handley M. PMID: 25298252; PMCID: PMC4239164.
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    12. Arabic Language Online Mood & Depression Screener. Qualtrics Survey. 2013. Barakat S, Leykin Y, Mun~oz RF.
    13. Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology,(6th ed). Chapter 9: Diabetes During Pregnancy. 2013; 483. Callahan TL, Caughey AB. View Publication.
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