Halima Al-Khattab Ph.D., RN, is currently enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Al-Khattab attended Indiana University for her BS in Cytotechnology (2003), BS in Nursing (2009) and Ph.D. in Nursing Science (2016). As a predoctoral student, she was an IUSON T32 Behavioral Nursing Research Trainee, she completed the IU School of Medicine Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) training fellowship, and served as a co-coordinator of the interdisciplinary LEAH program. She also received an individual predoctoral F31 fellowship award from the National Institute of Nursing Research.
For her dissertation, Dr. Al-Khattab examined depression management and mental health treatment utilization of African American adolescents by completing a qualitative study with both community-based and clinic-based participants. She is completing the PMHNP program so that she may serve minority adolescents and young adults as a resource in the community, and to enhance her future research. Dr. Al-Khattab intends to pursue postdoctoral training that will focus on addressing mental health disparities of minority youth.