Dala Badreddine

Extern, Healthy Brain Network

Child Mind Institute

Dala Badreddine, MA is a second-year clinical extern with the Healthy Brain Network. She administers and scores assessments for children and adolescents enrolled in the study. Dala is currently a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she is working towards her doctorate degree in clinical psychology. At the Center for Psychological Services, she has conducted clinical evaluations for children and adults of diverse backgrounds. She has experience working with ethnic minorities and immigrant populations in New York City in clinical settings. She previously worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she coordinated an outreach program for Arab American women suffering from breast cancer. Prior to moving to New York City to pursue a master’s degree at Teachers College Columbia University, where she focused her studies on global mental health, Dala lived in Lebanon and volunteered at multiple child health organizations. She primarily has experience working with children who suffered from cancer and Down syndrome.

Over the past two years, Dala has been involved in research studies that assess the health disparities, specifically cancer disparities, found in immigrant populations in NYC. She has worked on a study documenting the personal experiences of Arab American women suffering from breast cancer and receiving treatment in NYC. Prior to being involved in cancer research, Dala was part of the Global Mental Health Lab at Teachers College where she worked on multiple different projects. Dala’s research interests are primarily health and mental health disparities in immigrant populations, cross-cultural psychology, community psychology, and assessment of aid programs.


  • Clinical Psychology Practicum, Center for Psychological Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University


  • PhD (Expected 2021), Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • MA (2015), Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA (2013), American University of Beirut