Suzanne Barakat, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Notable Presentations


2016 TED Talk | "Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate."
2015 The Parliament of the World's Religions | Plenary Keynote | Salt Lake City, UT
2016 The White House | Roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama | Baltimore, MD
2017 The Carter Center | Countering Islamophobia Symposium | Participant and Panelist | Atlanta, GA
2018 Women in the World Summit | Speaker | New York City
2018 Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) | National Conference | Plenary Keynote "Allyship in times of adversity" | Washington, DC
2018 Exponent Philanthropy | National Conference | Plenary Keynote "From Biases to Strength" | Philadelphia
2020 Doctors for America Webinar: "Health Professionals Facing Racism." | Virtual
2021 Wingate University | Keynote & Civil Discourse Townhall | North Carolina (2017, 2021)
2021 UNC School of Dentistry | DEAH DAY (Dedicating Efforts And Honoring Deah And Yusor) Community Service Keynote (2015, 2017, 2021)
2022 North American Refugee Health Conference | Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers Training | Lecture: "Best Practices for Writing Effective Medical-Legal Affidavits, Testifying in Court, and Collaborating with Attorneys" | Cleveland, OH
2015 Notable media interviews: Anderson Cooper, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, Reveal, ABC Nightline, AJ+, The SF Chronicle, UCSF Magazine


2015 UCSF Grand Rounds | "Challenging Islamophobia"
2016 UCSF Campus-wide Teach-In | "Injustice and Health" | Panelist
2017 UCSF Grand Rounds | "Challenging Islamophobia"
2017 Mayor Edwin Lee “Equity and Immigrant Services Launch” | Speaker | San Francisco, CA
2017 The City of San Francisco | Roundtable discussion with Mayor Edwin Lee | City Hall, San Francisco, CA
2017 Mayor Edwin Lee's “Unite Against Hate” Rally | Speaker | City Hall, San Francisco, CA
2017 Van Jones #LoveArmy Revival Event | Keynote | San Francisco, CA
2017 California Academy of Family Physicians | Annual Summit | Keynote | Los Angeles, CA
2019 Kaiser Richmond | Grand Rounds | "Allyship and Accountability in the Workplace" | Richmond, CA
2019 Kaiser Oakland | Grand Rounds | "Allyship and Accountability in the Workplace" | Oakland, CA
2019 Women's March San Francisco Rally | Speaker | San Francisco, CA
2021 UC Riverside School of Medicine | How to Heal Medical Student Conference | Lecture | Riverside, CA
2021 UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative | "Passage, from Kabul to the Bay" webinar | Moderator
2022 Southern California Permanente Medical Group | Wellness Conference | Plenary Keynote | San Diego, CA
2022 Immigrant Advocates, Faith Leaders, Doctors Rally to End Title 42 Expulsions | Speaker | San Francisco, CA
2022 UCSF CHESA (Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia) Works In Progress Lectures | Speaker

Formal Teaching

2021 - pres Development of the Clinical Human Rights Fellowship Track within the HEAL (Health Equity and Leadership) Fellowship
2021 - pres Family and Community Medicine | Family Medicine Inpatient Services Didactics and Precepting
2021 - pres Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics | Labor and Delivery Didactics and Precepting
2017 - pres UCSF GME Global Health Pathway GH 103 | Clinical Scholars Lecturer: "Implicit Bias and Global Health" (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
2018 - pres Family and Community Medicine | R3 Practice Management Conference | Per Diem, Nonprofit, & Advocacy work in Medicine
2020 - pres UCSF School of Medicine MS1 Elective | Human Rights Clinic Asylum Elective | Lecturer
2022 - pres IGHS 202B: Health, the Environment, and Non-Communicable Disease course | Refugee Health Seminar: "Who is a refugee and what does their journey look?"
2022 - pres Family and Community Medicine | R1 Didactics Conference: Refugee and Asylee Health Lecture


Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations

Torture Journal

Aaron Gallagher, Gabriela Steiner, Martha Michel, Cesar Nava Gonzales, Sabrina Mendez-Contreras, Alice Lu, Marcos Armendariz, Triveni DeFries, Suzanne Barakat, Coleen Kivlahan

Factor analysis of depression symptoms across five broad cultural groups.

Journal of affective disorders

Goodmann DR, Daouk S, Sullivan M, Cabrera J, Liu NH, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Common and Country-Specific Characteristics Associated With Suicidality in the Arab Region.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Daouk S, Awaad R, Ahmed B, Barakat S, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Children and adolescents attempting to participate in a worldwide online depression screener.

Psychiatry research

Stephens TN, Tran MM, Bunge EL, Liu NH, Barakat S, Garza M, Leykin Y

Sexual orientation and treatment-seeking for depression in a multilingual worldwide sample.

Journal of affective disorders

Rutter TM, Flentje A, Dilley JW, Barakat S, Liu NH, Gross MS, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y

Arabic Language Online Mood & Depression Screener. Qualtrics Survey

Arabic Language Online Mood & Depression Screener. Qualtrics Survey

Barakat S, Leykin Y, Mun~oz RF

Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology,(6th ed)

Chapter 9: Diabetes During Pregnancy

Callahan TL, Caughey AB