Faculty > Sawssan Ahmed, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Dr. Sawssan Ahmed is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Cal State Fullerton. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology with specializations in quantitative methods and community psychology from Wayne State University. She completed her postdoctoral training in developmental issues and health disparities. During her doctoral studies at Wayne State, Dr. Ahmed was a co-investigator on a NIH-funded study focused on the relationship between racism, behavioral factors and psychological and physical health in Arab-American adults. Dr. Ahmed's current research focuses on the relationship between sociocultural risk and protective factors and physical and mental health in people of color. She has a continued interest in the area of health disparities, particularly in Arab Americans and adolescents, as well as an interest in refugee physical and mental health after trauma exposure.