Dr. Nahid Aziz is an Associate Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, Washington DC. She received a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University. Dr. Aziz's research interest is in multicultural issues in clinical psychology, including refugee and immigrant mental health, mental health in conflict and post-conflict regions, and mental health of women in the Islamic and developing countries.
Dr. Aziz was the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 1999 Best Dissertation of the Year at Alliant International University. Her dissertation was a clinical manual for mental health professionals treating Afghan immigrant and refugee women. Her works and activities have had a tremendous impact on the Afghan, Muslim and immigrant community in the United States and in Afghanistan.
Dr. Aziz is the Vice President of Afghan Education For A Better Tomorrow, a non-profit organization, which provides health and education services in Afghanistan. She is the Co-Chair of Afghanistan Mental Health Workgroup at Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services helping Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health establish and reconstruct mental health services and develop mental health capacity.
Dr. Aziz has frequently appeared on international TV and radio talk shows discussing the impacts of acculturative stress on immigrants' and refugees' mental health, specifically on Muslims and Afghan immigrants, and published book chapter and numerous articles on the status of Afghan women's mental health and human rights.