Dr. Madiha Tahseen is a Research Fellow and a Community Educator and the Research Translation Manager at The Family and Youth Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a Research Coordinator at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at UMBC, conducting a mixed-method research study on the experiences of Muslim-American youth.

Dr. Tahseen’s research interests include individual and group identity development, parenting, acculturation, and risk and protective factors of Muslim adolescents’ healthy development. She has presented her research nationally in both academic and community settings. She has been a community organizer for more than a decade serving the American Muslim community in varying capacities.

She is also an Executive Board member of Stones To Bridges, a non-profit organization that provides an anonymous online platform for Muslim youth to address their emotional, social and behavioral needs.