More about Sarra Eddahiri

Mental Health Researcher at Elon University

Sarra Eddahiri is a dual citizen of Morocco and Tunisia and a senior at Elon University. She is majoring in public health studies with minors in statistics and philosophy. She is passionate about global health and more specifically the implementation of effective and sustainable healthcare systems in the MENA region. Throughout her college career, Sarra has worked and volunteered for various public health nonprofits such as International Rescue Committee, Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind, Alamance Citizens for a Drug-Free Community, Amnesty International, the American Cancer Society, and Doctors Without Borders. She was also a research assistant at an ethnobotany research laboratory that examined medicinal plants use by the Montagnards (a Vietnamese minority currently living in North Carolina). 

She was awarded the Emersonian Award for Philosophical Engagement along with the Elon University Leadership Prize, a research grant that supports her research on mental health literacy and access to services among college students in post-revolution Tunisia. Her research goal is to inform the implementation of an educational website for the target population.