Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic, Associate Professor


Dr. Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic is an Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University, UAE. She received her PhD in Health Communication from the University of Kentucky, USA.

She has over a decade experience teaching at St Louis University in Missouri, USA, and has taught a variety of health- and research methods-related courses. She has also taught at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, USA, and at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Her interdisciplinary research has been health- and community-focused, with an emphasis on issues faced by minority communities, such as refugees and immigrants. She has several years experience on funded grants and has developed culturally-appropriate interventions focusing on a variety of topics. In 2017, she was selected by the International Organization for Migration to map the Bosnian diaspora in the United States, a project used to inform the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a co-author of many collaborative published papers and a co-editor of "Remembrance and Forgiveness: Global and Interdisciplinary perspectives on Genocide and Mass Violence" volume published by Routledge in 2020.



Associate Professor



Terminal degree


Awarding Institution

University of Kentucky

Research/Creative Areas 

Acculturation and immigration, health interventions, community-based interventions, refugees and immigrants, mental health


Teaching Areas

Intercultural communication, Public speaking, Health campaigns and interventions, Research Methods