Medicine and Public Health


1. Shalaby M.A. A four-year follow-up to “Hosting Syrian Refugees”: challenges, resilience, and small joys during COVID-19. Am J Public Health. September 22, 2021;111(9): e1–e2. DOI:

2. Hoang, D., Saran, S., Wang, M., Wong, A., & Shalaby, M. (2021) Implications of Anti-AAPI Racism in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. ISMMS Journal of Science and Medicine1(1), 15. DOI:


Trauma-Informed Emergency Psychiatric Screening: A Case Study. Shalaby, Mariam. Mid-Atlantic Public Health Partnership Regional Annual Conference. Virtual. January 13, 2022.

COVID-19 Health Inequities: Emerging Challenges in Community Engagement of Syrian and Congolese Refugee Families in Central Pennsylvania. Shalaby, Mariam; Ismail, Raisha; and Krause, Kayla. American Public Health Association National Conference, Denver, CO. October 25, 2021.

Anti-Asian Racism and Medical Student Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hoang, Don; Shalaby, Mariam; Saran, Savreen; Wong, Ashley; and Wang, Melody. Engaging Humanities in Health Conference. Virtual. April 10, 2021.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Refugee Health Promotion in Central Pennsylvania: Challenges and Solutions. Shalaby, Mariam; Ismail, Raisha; and Krause, Kayla. Virtual and Community Public Health Conference. Temple University College of Public Health. Virtual. April 9, 2021.

Implications of Anti-AAPI Racism During COVID-19. Hoang, Don; Saran, Savreen; Wong, Ashley; Wang, Melody; and Shalaby, Mariam.  Icahn School of Medicine Mt. Sinai: Medical Student Ethics Conference. Virtual. December 4, 2020.

Other Research Experience

2020 to present: In addition to my community work with the Refugee Initiative, I have been serving as an Arabic survey designer for an upcoming Refugee Health Needs Assessment for the state of Pennsylvania, led by my colleague Chandat Phan in partnership with the PA Department of Health.

Spring 2019: I worked at CDC-NIOSH as a contracted employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I conducted a 12-year output review of the NIOSH Mining Contracts Program. This research served to assess the impact of the contracts program.

Summer 2018: I served as an intern at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the mentorship of Maria Lioce, MD in Atlanta, Georgia. I performed a 10-year output review of the NIOSH Office of Extramural Program’s research grant program (a component of impact assessment).

2017-2018: I spent 1 year researching the role of the proteasome in meiosis under the mentorship of Judith Yanowitz, PhD. Learn more at, the lab website.