Uta Ouali, M.D.

Uta Ouali received her MD Diploma from the Faculty of Medicine of Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany in 2002. She completed her psychiatry training at Razi Hospital La Manouba in Tunisia and became a Tunisian Board-certified Specialist in Psychiatry in 2011.

She holds a degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a degree in Medical Education. Uta Ouali currently works as a senior psychiatrist at Razi Hospital, and is a lecturer at the University of Tunis El Manar Medical School. She manages the clinical care of in and outpatients, as well as the teaching and supervision of residents and medical students.

She is a founding member and the coordinator of the Clinical High Risk Program – CHiRP of Tunis/Tunisia, a joint research and intervention project between Dr J. Ventura from the University of California Los Angeles and a group of psychiatrists from Razi Hospital, whose goal is to detect and provide early intervention for young people at risk of mental disorders. She is the site lead for Tunisia and a co-investigator of the INDIGO-Partnership Research Programme, a large multi-national project aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination of people with mental health problems, led by Pr Thornicroft at King’s College London, UK.

Her main research interests are in the areas of young people at risk of mental disorder as well as stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems.