Dr. Abdesalam Soudi earned his PhD in sociolinguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the human-computer interface in doctors’ consultations, and has several commercial applications to the field of Electronic Health Records. In 2014, he completed the Speaking in the Disciplines Fellowship. He won the inaugural 2017 Diversity in the Curriculum Award for his success in creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment for his students. In 2018, Dr. Soudi won a first ever Pitt Seed award for a proposal to build an engagement platform for connecting linguistics to the community and tech industry.
Dr. Soudi holds a full-time faculty appointment with the department of Linguistics in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a faculty affiliate with the Global Studies, Medical Humanities, & Family Medicine, and Faculty Fellow with Pitt Honors College. Dr. Soudi co-directs a Masters-level cultural and linguistic competency course, and he serves as the Advisor for the Linguistic Internship at the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2016, Dr. Soudi spearheaded a unique, collaborative work to design & host a first-ever Humanities in Health Conference at Pitt as part of the Provost’s Year of the Humanities Initiative. He chaired in 2017 another conference on “Cultural and Linguistic diversity: Living and Working Together”. As part of the conference, he produced & directed a documentary on the meaning & value of diversity. In 2018, he chaired a 3rd cross-disciplinary conference on Family and Healthy U. In 2019, Dr. Soudi led a 4th conference on Humanities at Work in the Community and Tech Industry.
Dr. Soudi has published his research in several journals and magazines. He has recently co-edited a volume entitled "Diversity Across Disciplines: Research on People, Policy, Process, and Paradigm". He is an expert in conversation analysis, Arabic linguistics, statement analysis, cross-cultural communication, Human -Computer Interaction, Electronic Health Records (EHRs). He is very passionate about humanities and social sciences, and believes that they are crucial to an informed and engaged society.