Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Tamer Desouky

Tamer Desouky

Tamer is a social scientist working within the Survey Research and Evaluation team. As a methodologist, his passion lies in using various research tools to discover and generate knowledge relevant to the intersection between psychology and religion.


Dr. Osman Umarji

Director of Survey Research and Evaluation | Dr. Osman Umarji holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s and Ph.D in Educational Psychology from UC Irvine. He has studied Islam at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. His research interests include the development of human motivation, religious socialization, spirituality, and Islamic legal theory. Dr. Umarji is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at UC Irvine. He has previously taught child development, adolescent development, and statistics. His expertise in both psychological and Islamic sciences allows him to conduct empirical research on contemporary issues facing Muslims.