Amir A. Afkhami, MD, PhD, DFAPA is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral health, global health, and history at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Defense's Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA). He currently serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and the Director of Medical Student Education of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Afkhami's doctoral level education in both the humanities and medicine has allowed him to take a multidisciplinary approach to leading psychiatric services, teaching, scholarship, and to solving some of our most pressing contemporary challenges in health and diplomacy as an advisor to the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and the U.S. Senate.
Prior to joining GWU, Afkhami was a lecturer in the global history of public health at Yale University. He has published extensively in both professional journals and mainstream media including award-winning articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs.