Mohamed Abdelghani Ali, M.D. Psych.


  • Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery, Zagazig University, 2004
  • Neuropsychiatry master degree, Zagazig University, 2009
  • MD degree in psychiatry, Zagazig University, 2013
  • Training diploma in hospital administration, Sadat Academy, Cairo, 2013

Current Position

  • VCU Hubert H. Humphrey graduate student, 2015-2016
  • Lecturer of Psychiatry at Zagazig School of Medicine, Egypt

Current Projects
The relationship between Suicide, Pain Management and Drug Abuse
This research project aims to use epidemiologic methods to understand the relationships between suicide, pain and drug abuse over the lifespan.

What brought you to VCU and/or Public Health
I came to VCU as a graduate international student of Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program, 2015-2016. This program aims to train mid-career professionals from selected developing countries for substance abuse prevention, management and education. It is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a US government international exchange program supported by the people of the United States. My wish is to make the utmost use of this fellowship to improve addiction services in my country.

Now, I’m currently spending my local professional affiliation working on my current project with Dr. Briana Mezuk at the VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Internet
  • Cooking