Diana Rayes


Diana Rayes is a former Nonresident Fellow at TIMEP focusing on regional public health trends and refugee issues. She is a PhD candidate in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is researching the impact of conflict and displacement on refugee and migrant health.

She has previously worked with the World Health Organization, the Syrian American Medical Society, the Migration Policy Institute, and consulted on projects for the Lancet Commission on Syria, E.U. Delegation to Syria, the World Refugee Council, and the Federation of American Scientists.

She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including the Lancet, the British Medical Journal, PLOS Medicine, and the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, and is a steering committee member of the Syria Public Health Network.

Ms. Rayes holds a master’s in public mental health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BS in psychology from Arizona State University. You can follow her on Twitter at @diana_r7.