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Yara M. Asi

Yara M. Asi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Global Health and Informatics. Born in the West Bank, Yara’s personal experiences set the foundation for her research agenda, which focuses on global health, human rights, and development in fragile populations. She is a Non-resident Fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC and a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank. 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. Her work has also been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Nation. Her forthcoming book with Johns Hopkins University Press will examine the role of war as a public health crisis.