Hamada Altalib, DO, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry

Dr. Hamid is the Co-Director of the Veteran Administration (VA) Epilepsy Center of Excellence in West Haven, CT. He helped established a Neurobehavioral clinic, where he provides clinical care for veterans who suffer from emotional distress and/or behavioral problems associated with neurological conditions. His research explores psychiatric co-morbidity of neurologic disease. He is currently the primary investigator of a studies examining the neurologic substrates of depression in people with epilepsy; the burden of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in the Veteran population; and measuring coordination of health care using social network analysis methods.

  • MPH, New York University, 2008
  • MPH, New York University, 2008
  • DO, Michigan State University, 2001
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1996
  • Epilepsy Research:
  • Hamid H, Liu H, Cong X, Devinsky O, et al. Long Term Seizure Outcome and Depression Post Resective Surgery Neurology 2011; 77(22):1972-76
  • Hamid H, Devinsky O, Vickrey BG, Berg AT, et al. Suicide Outcomes After Resective Epilepsy Surgery. Epilepsy and Behavior 2011 [published online] doi: doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.12.031
  • Yang L & Hamid H. Occipital Lobe Epilepsy Confused With Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures. Journal of International Neurology and Neurosurgery 2010; 37(5) [published online] doi: CNKI:SUN:GWSK.0.2010-05-006
  • Englot DJ, Yang L, Hamid H, Danielson N, Bai X, et al. Impaired Consciousness in Temporal Lobe Seizures: Role of Cortical Slow Activity Brain [published online ahead of print Nov 16 2010]. Brain. doi: 10.1093/brain/awq316.
  • Yang L, Morland TB, Schmits K, Rawson E, et al. A Prospective Study of Loss of Consciousness in Epilepsy Using Virtual Reality Driving Simulation and Other Video Games. Epilepsy and Behavior 2010; 18: 238-246
  • McMillan KK, Pugh MJ, Hamid H, Salinsky M, Pugh J, Noël PH, Finley EP, Leykum LK, Lanham HJ, LaFrance WC Providers perspectives on treating psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: Frustration and hope. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Aug; 37:276-81
  • Pugh MJ, Orman JA, Jaramillo CA, Salinsky MC, Eapen BC, Towne AR, Amuan ME, Roman G, McNamee SD, Kent TA, McMillan KK, Hamid H, Grafman JH. The prevalence of epilepsy and association with traumatic brain injury in veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation. 2015; 30(1):29-37.
  • Altalib HH, Elzamzamy K, Pugh MJ , Gonzalez JB, Cheung KH, Fenton BT, Kerns RD, Brandt CA, LaFrance WC. Communicating Diagnostic Certainty of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures- A National Study of Provider Documentation. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2016; 64:4-8
  • Global Health Research:
  • Bahou Y, Hamid H, Raqab M. Ischemic Stroke in Jordan 2000 to 2002: A Two-Year Hospital Based Study. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2004;13(2):81-85
  • Hamid H, Abu Hijleh N, Sharif S, Masad D, Abbas A. A primary care study of the correlates of depressive symptoms among Jordanian women Transcultural Psychiatry 2004; 41(4):487-496
  • Hamid H & Everett A. The development of Iraq’s mental health policy. Psychiatric Services 2007 58(10):1355–1357
  • Padela A, Shanawani H, Greenlaw J, Hamid H, Aktas M, and Chin N. The Perceived Role of Islam in Muslim Medical Practice within the United States: A Preliminary Qualitative Study Journal of Medical Ethics 2008; 34:365-36
  • Hamid H, Abanilla K, Bautu B, Huang Y. Evaluating the World Health Organization's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems by applying it to Iraq, Japan, Macedonia, and the Philippines. Bulletin of the World Health Organization The International Journal of Public Health 2008; 86:467–473