RAHI’s director, Dr. Fatima Karaki, teaches extensively on refugee health to the UCSF community including medical students, residents, and faculty in addition to to numerous public speaking engagements (see our Events page).


“Global Health and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa: Refugees, Migration, and Human Rights Beyond Borders.”

MED 170.01B is the first formal refugee health curriculum offered at UCSF.  This innovative curriculum was developed by RAHI and the American University of Beirut’s Refugee Health Program, and offered by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.  This course is offered to graduate students at UCSF, UC Berkeley, and the American University of Beirut.

Team:  Fatima Karaki, Lamis Jomaa, Daniel Zoughbie


Forensic Skills and Education of Political Asylum Seekers.” 

FCM 171.06 is the first UCSF elective to teach medical students how to perform medical and psychological forensic asylum evaluations.  The elective includes monthly clinics where patients receive pro bono asylum evaluations, and students benefit from hands-on experience.

Team: Coleen Kivlahan, Triveni DeFries