Yusra Shawar is a doctoral candidate in the department of Public Administration and Public Policy. Her research interests include global health governance, health policy, and political agenda-setting. She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration.
In addition to pursuing her PhD, Yusra is also a consultant for Save the Children where she is leading a research project on generating political priority for urban health on the development agenda. She is also co-founder of MyHealthMentor Inc., a non-profit organization that is working to connect mentors and mentees experiencing the same health challenge in a user-friendly, confidential online format.Her past professional work includes serving as a Policy Analyst for the Altarum Institute, and pursuing an independent research in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where she studied access of mental health services among youth refugee populations in Jordan and the West Bank.
BA, University of Virginia
MPH, University of Virginia
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic
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