My research is geared toward developing evidence-based informed national level policies in developing countries to improve the lives, well-being, health and development of young children. I work with national governments to advise them on policy development and implementation. Domestically in the united states, I am working on understanding the identity development of Muslim children. The aim of this work is to better be able to provide services for Muslim children, about whom little is know presently.
Specialized Terms: Early child development and education programming and policy; Development of national standards and indicators for monitoring child development outcomes; Government early childhood policies; Early intervention programs in several countries; Growing up Muslim in the United States and the influence of the present socio-political context on young Muslim children's identity development
Child Behavior; Child Development; Child Psychiatry; Humanities; Global Health; Psychiatry and Psychology