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Abiba Salahou, MD

Psychiatry Resident

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Abiba Salahou, MD


Abiba Salahou is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She is currently a 2024-2025 APA SAMHSA Minority Fellow and a member of the national Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her clinical interests include childhood trauma, racial socialization, race-based trauma (RBT), acculturation stress, and immigrant mental health. She has a strong interest in narrative medicine and served as a 2022-2023 Doximity Op-Med Writing Fellow. She is also interested in medical education and serves as a mentor to premedical and medical students. She is passionate about community organizing, antiracism, restorative social justice work, and de-stigmatizing mental illness. She has presented her work at national conferences including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She plans to serve diverse communities as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Abiba is currently enrolled in the Yale Young Physicians' Leadership Curriculum, is a mentor in the Yale Post Graduate Association MAP program, and is actively involved in the Yale Psychiatry Residents' Association (PRA) through leadership roles on the Social and Orientation Committees.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (2023)


  • Racism as Trauma: The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma on Black Youth.
    New York, NY, United States 2023
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
  • Suicidality in Black Children and Adolescents: A Second Look
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2022
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
APA SAMHSA Minority Fellowship AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association2024
USPHS Excellence in Public Health AwardUnited States Public Health Service Physicians Professional Advisory Committee 2023
Center for Community Engagement Service AwardOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine2023
SNMA A to Z Medical Excellence ScholarshipThe A to Z Medical Excellence Scholarship2022
Gold Humanism Honor Society MemeberGold Humanism Honor Society 2022
Award for Outstanding Performance in PsychiatryOakland University William Beaumont School Of Medicine2022
Diversity & Inclusion Student Excellence AwardOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine2021

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