Invited Faculty - Integration Hub
Dr. Mona El-Sherbini, MD, is an accomplished medical doctor and Associate Professor of Medical Parasitology at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. As the founder and director of the Narrative Medicine and Planetary Health course at the Integrated Program of Kasr Al-Ainy (IPKA), Mona focuses on the intersection of medicine and humanities, the arts and culture, with an emphasis on promoting planetary health education. Her active leadership in the grassroots initiative of Africa Community of Planetary Partners for Health and Environment (ACOPPHE) and the founding of the Mentoring Research Network (MRN) have facilitated diverse professionals to collaborate and research pressing global public health challenges in Africa and beyond.
Through her work, Mona seeks to cultivate a pro-planetary mindset among individuals and communities, inspiring a holistic approach towards a positive shared future. Her guiding principle, “embrace holism with a focus on pedagogy before technology and humanity before science,” continues to inspire her vision and her mentorship passion towards her colleagues and students alike.