Tarik is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program and a member of the Global Mental Health Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2016, where he studied International Health and Psychology. In 2017, he completed the MSc Global Mental Health program run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College London. Before enrolling at Teachers College, Tarik was the Program Manager for the Kovler Center Child Trauma Program in Chicago, a program of Heartland Alliance International that provides mental health and social services to refugee and immigrant youth who have experienced trauma. Previously, he also had the opportunity to conduct research on febrile convulsions in Tanzania and adverse life events and depression in Ethiopia, evaluate the implementation of Grand Challenges Canada funded global mental health programs with both the Mental Health Innovation Network and Results for Development Institute, and work on mental health policy, training, system strengthening, and research in Freetown with King's Sierra Leone Partnership. During his undergraduate studies, Tarik gained direct service experience providing case management and advocacy services with LIFT-DC and as part of a mobile team providing street-based outreach and harm reduction services with HIPS-DC. Tarik's research interests include the adaptation, evaluation, and implementation of mental health interventions for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers and for under-resourced settings, as well as mental health service inequities in high-income settings.