School of Social Welfare
As a doctoral student looking to take part in high impact translational research, I was fortunate to connect with Dr. Malik through a statewide Refugee Wellness Committee. I was drawn to Dr. Malik because of her community-engaged disparities research and her practice expertise with immigrants, refugees, and minority populations. Dr. Malik is not only a leading expert in this regard, but she was and is to this day one of the kindest, most patient, and most dedicated mentors I have had.
I have been and continue to be inspired by Dr. Malik’s leadership, her passion for social justice, and her appreciation of diversity, and can only hope to engage in research and scholarship with the same innovative, collaborative, and thoughtful approaches that she takes. Thank you, Dr. Malik, for leading with grace, for genuinely cultivating growth in others, and for positively impacting many individuals and communities, including myself!
– Melanie Yu