Kareem Al-Khalil is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. In 2019, Dr. Al-Khalil received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Sciences with a special focus in cognitive neuroscience. From 2019–2021, Dr. Al-Khalil worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Mind Research Network (Albuquerque, NM) where he investigated the neurobiological mechanisms underlying hazardous drinking and alcohol use disorder. He joined the HARP Lab in 2021, and his current work centers on neuroimaging research in HIV and drug addiction. His interests involve researching structural and functional brain connectivity changes resulting from HIV, and drug abuse, with additional focus on neural networking correlates underlying cognitive deficits in these populations.