Following her undergraduate education at Bryn Mawr, Al-Hallaq received her Ph.D. in medical physics from the University of Chicago, where she is now an associate professor. Al-Hallaq has mentored 11 Ph.D. dissertation students and physics residents and also serves as the director of the certificate program. She has co-authored 49 publications and four book chapters about image-guided radiotherapy for breast cancer treatment and the use of radiomics to detect radiation treatment-related toxicities.
At AAPM, she has served on eight committees, presented educational seminars, and chaired the Medical Physics Residency Training and Promotion subcommittee. Al-Hallaq is also an examiner for the American Board of Radiology, an associate editor for the Red Journal, and a board member of the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs.