The picture above was taken in the bustling center of Nablus, in the West Bank. I took it in the summer of 2011, and it's one of my favorite places on earth (coincidentally, I happen to have been born there).

The picture above was taken in the bustling center of Nablus, in the West Bank. I took it in the summer of 2011, and it's one of my favorite places on earth (coincidentally, I happen to have been born there).

I received a PhD in Public Affairs in May 2015, specializing in Health Services Management and Research, and currently I'm working as a lecturer in health management and informatics. My primary research interest is in global health, particularly health outcomes in conflict and post-conflict nations, and my dissertation focuses on this issue more closely in the Palestinian Territories and Jordan. I'm also interested in food security, foreign aid, health information technology, and peace/conflict studies more broadly.

My publications:

  1. Asi, Y., Unruh, L., & Liu, X. (2016). Life under occupation: citizenship and other factors influencing the well-being of university students living in the West Bank. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 32(2), 112-137. 
  2. Williams, C., Asi, Y., Raffenaud, A., Bagwell, M., & Zeini, I. (2016). The effect of information technology on hospital performance. Health Care Management Science, 19(4), 338-346.
  3. Dimachkie, M., Campbell, C., Oetjen, R., Webber, L., & Asi, Y. (2014). Mortality Amenable to Health Care in Louisiana: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Public Policy, 10(4/5), 209-230.
  4. Fottler, M., Malvey, D., Asi, Y., Kirshner, S., & Warren, N. (2014). Can inbound and domestic medical tourism improve your bottom line? Identifying the potential of a U.S. Tourism Market. Journal of Healthcare Management, 59(1), 49-63.
  5.  Saleh, S., Asi, Y., & Hamed, K. (2013). Effectiveness of integrating case studies in online and face-to-face instruction of pathophysiology: A comparative study. Advances in Physiology Education, 37, 201-206.

"War is what happens when language fails."

-Margaret Atwood