Yara M. Asi

Yara M. Asi

ACW Position

Non-resident Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Global health, food security, health and development in conflict areas, aid, health informatics, refugees and women in the Middle East



Yara M. Asi

Non-resident Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC


Yara M. Asi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics. Her research agenda focuses on global health, human rights, and development in fragile populations. She is a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank and was the Fall 2021 US Fellow at Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. 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 and book chapters. Her work has also been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, +972 Magazine, The Conversation, Al Jazeera, The World, and other outlets.