Maha El Akoum
Head of Content and Research Fellow, WISH

Her particular research interests include genomics and precision medicine, global health, health policy, healthcare innovation and health systems development. In addition, with a strong interest in patient safety, Maha has led several initiatives on a national level, such as the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety in collaboration with MedStar Health, as well spearheading several research projects looking into the role of nurses in creating a culture of safety. Maha also managed what was formerly known as the WISH Young Innovators programme from 2015-2019, where she was involved in the shortlisting of the candidates and overall execution of the programme.