Dr. Mana K Ali, PhD

Dr. Mana K. Ali, PhD

Dr. Mana K. Ali, PhD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-877-1120
Fax: 202-291-5366

Contact this Provider:

  • Psychology
Conditions I Treat
  • dementia
  • executive function disorder
  • mood disorders
  • neurocognitive disorder due to multiple etiologies
  • neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury
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Procedures I Perform
  • depression and anxiety assessments
  • mental health
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • sports related concussion testing
  • stroke rehabilitation
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About the Provider

Mana K. Ali, PhD, is a psychologist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital serving adults with various congenital and/or traumatic physical and medical conditions. Dr. Ali conducts assessments and provides interventions within inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation environments. Interventions are aimed to support mood, coping with disabilities, health behaviors (e.g., pain management, sleep hygiene), and overall quality of life. She also serves as the Director of Training for Rehabilitation and Pain Psychology Fellowship at MedStar NRH. She is licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.

  • Graduate Education: Howard University (2015)
Ali, M.K., & Mickens, M. (2018). Treatment engagement and multicultural considerations. In. A. Maragakis, & W.T. O’Donohue, Principle-based stepped care and brief psychotherapy for integrated care settings (p.449). Cham, Switerzland:Springer. 

Ali, M.K., Hack, S.M., Brown, C.H., Medoff, D., Fang, L., Klingaman, E.A., Park, S.G., Dixon, LB., Kreyenbuhl, J.A. (2017). Racial differences in mental health recovery among Veterans with serious mental illness. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities doi: 10.1007/s40615-017-0363-z

Beacham, A.O., Van Sickle, K.S., Khatri, P., Ali, M., Reimer, D., Farber, E.W., & Kaslow, N.J. (2017). Meeting evolving workforce needs: Preparing psychologists for leadership in the Patient Centered Medical Home. American Psychologist, 72(1), 42-54.

Farber, E.W., Ali, M.K., Van Sickle, K.S., & Kaslow, N.J. (2017). Psychology in Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. American Psychologist, 72(1), 28-41.

Sims, R.C., Cole, A.P., Ali, M.K., Whitfield, K.E., Skinner, J., Mwendwa, D.T. (2016). Examining the influence of obesity on executive function and memory in middle age and older African Americans. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 23-28.

Ali, M., Mwendwa, D., Sims, R., Ramsey, N., Ricks, M., Callender, C., & Sumner, A.E.  (2016).The association between age at immigration and kidney function in relatively healthy African immigrants in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18(1), 294-201.

Ali, M., Mwendwa, D., Sims, R., & Whitfield, K.E. (2014). Mindfulness as a potential protective factor against negative affect in older African Americans. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, S1, 1.

Sims, R.C., Bennett, N., Mwendwa, D.T., Ali, M., Levy, S.A., Callender, C., & Campbell, A. (2014). Executive functioning and negative eating behaviors in severely obese African Americans. Ethnicity and Disease, 24(3), 328-324.

Mwendwa, D., Ali, M., Sims, R., Cole, A., Lipscomb, M., Levy, S., Callender, C., & Campbell, A. (2013). Depressive and hostile personality styles are associated with inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 28, 72-82.

Mwendwa D., Ali, M., Sims, R., Madhere, S., Levy, S., Callender, C., & Campbell, A. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Cook Medley Hostility Scale and its association with inflammatory markers in African Americans. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 18, 431-444.

Mwendwa, D.T., Gholson, G., Sims, R.C., Levy-Massey, S.A., Ali, M., Harrell, J., Callender, C.O., & Campbell, A.L. (2011). Coping with perceived racism: A significant factor in the development of obesity in African-American women? Journal of the National Medical Association, 103, 602-608.

Sims, R., Mwendwa, D., Ali, M., Thomas, J., Callender, C., & Campbell, A. (2010). Depressive symptomatology: Relations to C-reactive protein in African-American men. Journal of Best Practices in Health Profession Diversity: Research, Education and Policy, 3, 43.
Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital