Palwasha Ahad, Ph.D.

Director of Mental Health and Education Programs

About Me

Dr. Palwasha Ahad is the Director of Mental Health and Education Programs at Afghan Relief. She is a native of Afghanistan and has long been an advocate for the welfare and mental well-being of Afghans through her philanthropic work.

Dr. Ahad received her Master of Arts as well as Doctorate in Psychology from the Cognitive and Brain Sciences program at the University of Nevada, Reno studying language development, learning, memory, the neurological underpinnings of autism spectrum disorders, auditory and behavioral habituation as well as false memory phenomena. In addition to research, Dr. Ahad has over ten years of teaching experience as a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience.