Mariam is a pharmacist by training. Along with her 8 years in the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA), she worked in the regulatory system analysis and evaluation of health care products followed by 2 years in health policy, policy advocacy, stake-holders engagements and project management.
In 2014 she started her Hubert Humphrey Year (a Fulbright leadership professional enrichment program) studying Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA. She invested herself to study and train in global health, infectious disease, development programs, creating monitory and evaluation plans, healthcare management and worked within national and international collaborations, in addition to project management and leadership training.
Currently, Mariam is pursuing a masters in Public Health in UK/Netherlands as an Erasmus Mundus scholar. Afterwards, she aspires to leverage her acquired professional skills in policy across years, her passion in social entrepreneurship and her diverse expertise to tackle the growing burdens of mental health and non-communicable diseases in LMICs especially in humanitarian setting and rising conflict emergencies in the Middle East. She is very interested in global health governance, health diplomacy, health communication and using technology to advance public health interventions.