Faculty: Hanan Hashem, PhD

Hanan Hashem, PhD

Hanan Hashem, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Faculty, Asian Mental Health Concentration

Dr. Hashem’s core research and clinical interests include intergenerational trauma, youth development, and spiritually integrated interventions and care. She has published numerous peer-reviewed empirical research on the mental health of Muslims in the United States and has worked in various clinical settings including community health centers, university counseling centers, and a youth shelter. Dr. Hashem is also a community organizer and has focused her efforts on community education and mental health consultancy through local youth groups, regional camps, and national conferences, including the Muslim Mental Health Conference.

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Counseling Psychology The University of Texas at Austin 2022
MEd Quantitative Methods The University of Texas at Austin 2022
MA Counseling Psychology Wayne State University 2016
BA Psychology University of Michigan-Dearborn 2014


  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • History and Systems
  • Introduction to Psychological Research

Publications and Presentations

  • Hashem, H. & Awad, G. (In Press: The Counseling Psychologist). Hijab, Solo Status, Discrimination, and Distress among Muslim Women in the U.S.
  • Hashem, H., Dossani, H., Ghani, M., Ahsen, A. S., & Morshed, C. (In Press: Journal of Muslim Mental Health). Belonging as a predictor of substance use for American Muslim emerging adults.
  • Demanarig, D. L., Cokley, K., Beasley, S. T., Hita, L., Hashem, H., Mujica, C., Mamidanna, P., & Mercado, A. (In Press: American Psychologist). Mending fragile alliances to fight racism: Developing a framework for cross-racial/ethnic solidarity.
  • Sadek, K., & Hashem, H. (2024). Teasing apart the role of identity and help-seeking intentions among Arab/MENA and South Asian Muslim Americans. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 9, 100789. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590291123003947?via%3Dihub 
  • Hashem, H., Ghani, M., Hirani, S., Bennet, A, & Awad, G. (2022). Solo status, religious identity centrality, and age as predictors for discrimination among American Muslim Women. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 88, 32-41. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0147176722000384?via%3Dihub 
  • Hashem, H., & Awad, G. H. (2021). Religious Identity, Discrimination, and Psychological Distress Among Muslim and Christian Arab Americans. Journal of religion and health, 60(2), 961-973. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10943-020-01145-x 
  • Awad, G. H., Hashem, H., & Nguyen, H. (2021). Identity and Ethnic/Racial Self-Labeling among Americans of Arab or Middle Eastern and North African Descent. Identity, 1-16. www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15283488.2021.1883277 
  • Ahmed, S., & Hashem, H. (2016). A Decade of Muslim Youth: Global trends in research. Journal of Muslim Mental Health. 10 (1). quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jmmh/10381607.0010.104?view=text;rgn=main 

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Community Educator and Researcher, The Family and Youth Institute
  • Board of Directors, Muslim Mental Health Conference