Vera Inoue-Terris is the Project Coordinator for Arab American Tobacco Study at PIRE’s Prevention Research Center (PRC) in Berkeley, California. Inoue-Terris has a BA in Social Work and an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.
She is passionate about advocating for women’s health initiatives and providing community-based services to Arab American women. In her past role as Director of the Social Services Department at the Arab Cultural and Community Center in San Francisco, she launched the first Arab Women’s Health and Wellness Program for Arab American women in the Bay Area. This program provided psychoeducation, health, and wellness classes to hundreds of Arab American women. And before immigrating to the United States, Vera worked in the Middle East as a field producer and researcher on news documentaries for Swedish national public television, many of which focused on women’s issues in the region.
At PIRE, Inoue-Terris is currently working on an innovative community participatory tobacco prevention program. The goal is to develop an effective and replicable prevention program that is Arab-American, women-specific, and women-led.