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Hala Darwish, PhD, APN, RN, FAAN

Hala Darwish, PhD, APN, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing

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Dr. Hala Darwish is a researcher in the fields of nursing science and cognitive neuroscience. Her research focuses on cognitive impairment and rehabilitation in neurocognitive disorders, such as traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease. She is proficient in basic science, translational, and clinical research. She has ongoing research projects investigating cognitive and affective functions and cognitive fatigue. She received NIH training and individual research grants and has presented her work at national and international forums. Dr. Darwish is a member of the Michigan Concussion Center and an affiliate of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute. She is the first Neuroscience scholar within the School of Nursing.  She is a member of the Nursing Honor Society – Sigma Theta Tau and a fellow of the American Academy of the Nursing and other international and national professional organizations. She has authored several research papers about the topic.


PhD in Biobehavioral Nursing; Neuroscience Concentration, University of Michigan