Maria Derbani

An alumni of the University of Florida, Maria is currently a second year CMES student with research focused on conceptualizing armed conflict as a public health challenge as it pertains to the Syrian Civil war. Specifically, how the violation of medical neutrality by the Syrian Regime will impact adult mortality and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). In addition, Maria is also a graduate supervisor at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) and a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow.