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Assistant Professor, Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida

Yara M. Asi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, where she has taught in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics for more than 6 years. She is a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank and a Non-resident Fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC. Her research agenda focuses on global health and development in fragile and conflict-affected populations. Along with working at one of the first accountable care organizations in the United States, she has also worked with Amnesty International USA, the Palestinian American Research Center, and the Al-Shabaka Policy Network on policy and outreach issues. She has presented at multiple national and international conferences on topics related to global health, food security, health informatics, and women in healthcare, and has published extensively on health and well-being in fragile and conflict-affected populations in journal articles, book chapters, and other outlets. Dr. Asi has a book forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press about the threats war and conflict pose to public health and human security.


  • –present
    Post-Doctoral Scholar, Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida


  • 2015 
    University of Central Florida , PhD, Public Affairs, Health Services Management and Research Track