Marwa Azab, PhD, teaches for the psychology department at Cal State University, Long Beach, (CSULB) and has also taught for the biology department at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Recently, she has developed and taught curriculums on anxiety disorders and their treatments, The Tug War: Pain & Pleasure & the Science of Emotions for the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program (CSP). Marwa studied psychology for many years and completed a master’s in counseling psychology. She has facilitated many groups such as anger management, stress management, interpersonal communication, and many others for patients suffering from a variety of mental disorders. After many years of addressing human behaviors from a psychological perspective, Marwa realized that there were blind spots that needed to be satiated from complementary fields. Thus, she completed a PhD in biological sciences with emphasis on neuroscience. Dr. Azab started life coaching utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that intersects psychology, biology and genetics.

Marwa is a sought after international public speaker who is invited to speak on a variety of interdisciplinary topics, including five TEDx talks, translated to multiple languages. Her first textbook, An Update on Anxiety Disorders: Etiological, Cognitive & Neuroscientific Aspects (Springer Nature) was published in 2022. Dr. Azab has a Psychology Today blog called "Neuroscience in Everyday Life" and has been featured on ABC, NBC, and BBC News; NPR, KPCC, and KGO Radio; and in Vogue Magazine, VICE, Long Beach Post, Psychology Today, The Daily Mail, LAist, and others. She has also been elected 5x by a government agency in Southern California to be the Chair of planning a mental health conference to promote and destigmatize mental health discussions. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or her Instagram account @DrMarwaAzab.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Marwa Azab has an employment relationship with California State University and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Marwa Azab writes a blog for Psychology Today called "Neuroscience in Everyday Life."