Suzanne Barakat, MD

Family and Community Medicine

Suzanne Barakat, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she serves as the Executive Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative. She completed her residency in Family & Community Medicine at UCSF. Previously, Dr. Barakat contributed to a first-of-its-kind mood screener and mental health assessment of Arabic-speaking communities worldwide, and worked at makeshift polyclinics and state hospitals serving thousands of refugees along the Turkish-Syrian border. She also serves as Board Chair for Our Three Winners Foundation. She has been outspoken about the role of advocacy and allyship in countering the rising tide of Islamophobia, and has given a TED talk on the subject. She is passionate about women’s health, global health, and social justice.


Self-harm behaviors and their intentions: a cross-cultural analysis.

Journal of mental health (Abingdon, England)

Freedland AS, Sundaram K, Liu NH, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Suicidality in the Arab World: Results from an Online Screener.

Community mental health journal

Daouk S, Dailami M, Barakat S, Awaad R, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Academic Health Centers and Humanitarian Crises: One Health System's Response to Unaccompanied Children at the Border.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Devaskar SU, Cunningham CK, Steinhorn RH, Haq C, Spisso J, Dunne W, Gutierrez JR, Kivlahan C, Bholat M, Barakat S, de Leon Siantz ML, Romero S, Lefteris CT, Gaffney S, Deville J, Lerner C, Liu J, Kuelbs CL, Kukreja S, Golden C, Nelson Z, Elton K, Byington CL

Discrepancies in suicide screenings: Results from an international study.

Journal of affective disorders

Uhl E, Raybin HB, Liu NH, Garza M, Barakat S, Mu?oz RF, Leykin Y

Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations

Torture Journal

Aaron Gallagher, Gabriela Steiner, Martha Michel, Cesar Nava Gonzales, Sabrina Mendez-Contreras, Alice Lu, Marcos Armendariz, Triveni DeFries, Suzanne Barakat, Coleen Kivlahan

Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations.

Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture

Gallagher A, Steiner G, Michel M, Nava Gonzales C, Mendez-Contreras S, Lu A, Armendariz M, DeFries T, Barakat S, Kivlahan C

Factor analysis of depression symptoms across five broad cultural groups.

Journal of affective disorders

Goodmann DR, Daouk S, Sullivan M, Cabrera J, Liu NH, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Common and Country-Specific Characteristics Associated With Suicidality in the Arab Region.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Daouk S, Awaad R, Ahmed B, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Children and adolescents attempting to participate in a worldwide online depression screener.

Psychiatry research

Stephens TN, Tran MM, Bunge EL, Liu NH, Barakat S, Garza M, Leykin Y

Sexual orientation and treatment-seeking for depression in a multilingual worldwide sample.

Journal of affective disorders

Rutter TM, Flentje A, Dilley JW, Barakat S, Liu NH, Gross MS, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Arabic Language Online Mood & Depression Screener. Qualtrics Survey

Arabic Language Online Mood & Depression Screener. Qualtrics Survey

Barakat S, Leykin Y, Mun~oz RF

Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology,(6th ed)

Chapter 9: Diabetes During Pregnancy

Callahan TL, Caughey AB