I am an award-winning, early-career neuroscientist who studies how the social environment shapes human behaviors and brain processes. My primary focus is on psychiatric disorders and I have conducted patient studies within and across numerous countries. My research includes neuroimaging, genetics and epigenetics and lifespan development studies.

I completed my Ph.D. in Neuroscience (IPN) at McGill University (to be conferred February 2018), and have received two of the most respected scholarships - the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR) and the Tomlinson/Lloyd Carr-Harris Medical Fellowship (McGill Medicine). I also hold an M.Sc. degree in Neuroscience and an M.Sc.(c) in Transcultural Mental Health. The majority of my current research is conducted at the Douglas Mental Health Institute and through the FPR-UCLA-McGill Program in Cultural Psychiatry.