Mental health in the UAE

What unfolds after a global pandemic disrupts the lifestyle of entire countries? What happens in the UAE, with its millions of residents that travel thousands of miles each year? in 2017, inpatient admissions for mental health problems were 12.09 for every 100,000 residents. in 2020, this increased to 71.65 How has the UAE responded? To… Continue reading Mental health in the UAE

Gender disparities in mental health

Socially constructed differences in gender roles lead to men and women experiencing mental health problems differently — this is known as the gender disparity, or the unequal distribution of mental health conditions and illnesses among different genders. 1 out of every 5 women experience depression at some point in their lives;for men, the rate is… Continue reading Gender disparities in mental health

Apply to Public Health Think Tank!

Join us on February 25th and 26th,at the West Forum in New York University Abu Dhabi! Apply now for the chance to: NYUAD students, please apply here. For students from other universities, please apply here. Questions, concerns, compliments? Email us at, or shoot us a DM at @phtt.nyuad on Instagram.

What is Mental Health?

How can we begin to think about our thinking? The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mental health as the set of emotional, psychological and social well-being influencing cognition, perception, and behavior; in simpler words, the way we think, feel and act. But how can we understand all the different ways we… Continue reading What is Mental Health?

What is Public Health?

Health is such a private matter, dependent on personal lifestyle and family history, that the idea of public health can be confusing. So what exactly is public health? The World Health Organization defines public health as such: “all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population… Continue reading What is Public Health?

PHTT is back!

Welcome back to Public Health Think Tank at New York University Abu Dhabi! The Core Team is pleased to announce that Public Health Think Tank will be held in the Spring semester, on February 25 – 26, 2023 (Saturday – Sunday). This year’s PHTT focuses on mental health — as the last two years have… Continue reading PHTT is back!