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Amir A. Afkhami, MD, PhD, DFAPA is an associate professor with joint appointments in psychiatry, global health, and history at the George Washington University and 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 history and medicine has allowed him to take a multidisciplinary approach to historical 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.




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