American University of Beirut

Ongoing Research Projects


Principal Investigator: Fadi Maalouf, MD ​ ​
Title of Study/Project Field

A school-based emotional resiliency

program for middle school students in Lebanon: 

Evaluation of implementation and effectiveness in reducing the burden of depression and anxiety.

Child and 
Adolescent Psychiatry
The Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Lebanese Children and Adolescents Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry 
Teacher-led intervention to build resilience in Lebanese school-age children: Acceptability, effectiveness and predictors of outcome
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry​
Automated Emotion Recognition for Better Mental and Medical States of Being (Co-Investigator)
​Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Principal Investigator: Marc Barakat, PhD ​
Title of Study/Project Field
The Neuropsychological Profile of Children and Adolescents with Sluggish Cognitive Tempo with or without Co-occurring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.​Neuropsychology and Measurement​
The Effect of Posture on Neuropsychological Testing​Neuropsychology and Measurement​

​Principal Investigator: Joseph El-Khoury, MD
Title of Study/ProjectField
Perception of Clozapine by psychiatrists in the Arab world study
The Association Between Legal Status and Use of Cannabis in a University Youth SampleSubstance Use
Perspective of Psychiatric Patients and Caregivers on Fasting in Ramadan
General Psychiatry 
Testing Family Interventions for Families of Patients with Schizophrenia

​Principal Investigator: Brigitte Khoury, PhD ​ ​
Title of Study/ProjectField
Experience and attitudes of harassment and discrimination from a subset of students at AUBHarassement and discrimination
Advancing health and education among the displaced
​Mental Heealth and refugees
Community Intervention with Male Syrian Refugees: A Community Approach
Mental health and refugees
A Psychological Approach to Diagnosis Using the ICD-11 as a Framework: Conditions of Sexual Health
​Status of LGBT population in the Arab region: Between policy, research, and advocacy
LBGT and mental health
​Gender-based violence and sexual harassement
​Harassement/ sexuality​


Principal Investigator: Farid Talih MD ​ ​
Title of Study/ProjectField
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Cannabis Use Disorder PatientsSleep Disorders/
Substance Use​

Cannabis Use and its Relationship to PsychosisSubstance Use



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