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Prof. Dr. Malek Bajbouj

Managing Senior Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

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Malek Bajbouj is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist from Berlin. He is professor for psychiatry and affective neurosciences at Charité, he heads the Center for Affective Neuroscience ( at the department of psychiatry and affective neurosciences. In addition, her serves as the director of international affairs for the faculty of Charité, and is adjunct professor at the faculty of psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. Of relevance, he is the director of the Global Mental Health Section at the department of psychiatry at Charité. He went to medical school in Berlin, Frankfurt and Zürich, studies business administration in Berlin and St. Gallen and worked at the Universities of Witten-Herdecke (neurology), Columbia (biological psychiatry), and Freie Universität Berlin (psychiatry, psychophysiology). His main research focus within the field of global mental health is the development of tailored, low threshold preventive and therapeutic interventions against stress and trauma related disorders. To do so, he and his team use digital tools, perform culturally informed clinical trials, develop population-based interventions, and focus on approaches of inverse innovation, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological approaches to better phenotype patients. Geographically, he is mainly active in countries of the Middle East, the Far East and in Ukraine.