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HPS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Nevine Ali

Nevine Ali grew up in Hattiesburg and graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1999. She graduated from Yale University in 2003 but remained in New Haven, CT to teach seventh-grade life sciences at Jackie Robinson Middle School prior to going to medical school. She obtained her MD/MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore then moved to New York, NY where she completed psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry training at New York University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) Columbia and Cornell Programs. She is passionate about decreasing health disparities and working with youth and families who are too often underserved.

After graduation she spent five years working with teenagers in the Bronx on an inpatient psychiatric unit at New York City Children’s Center (NYCCC) and directly supervising fellows and residents, earning the Teacher of the Year Award. In 2021 she was named NYCCC’s Medical Director of Community Services and Director of Medical Education. She has a daughter who will turn two in March and a son who will turn one in May and they are her pride and joy.