Ramin Asgary

Ramin Asgary

Ramin Asgary


School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Global Health


Email: Ramin Asgary

Ramin Asgary, MD, MPH, FASTMH, Professor of Global Health and Director of Humanitarian Health MPH. He is a health services researcher and public health educator and practitioner. Primarily trained as an internal medicine physician with specialization in preventive medicine and implementation research, he has complementary training in public health, community medicine, clinical and translational research, and comparative effectiveness research. After three decades in the field of healthcare, he has gained substantial experience and expertise in research, education, program development and implementation, and academic leadership, nationally and internationally. His research focus is on some distinct but overarching areas of global public health, preventive medicine, healthcare education, and community service with an underlying theme of health disparities solutions, nationally and internationally. 

Professor Asgary started working in humanitarian settings and complex emergencies with multiple humanitarian agencies and Doctors Without Borders-MSF in the mid 90s as field physician, medical coordinator, director, and senior health and research advisor in more than two dozen projects and missions in regions including Eurasia/Former Soviet States, Sub-Saharan/East/South Africa, South/Central America, and often in conflict or refugee settings. He served two consecutive elected terms on the Board of Directors, MSF/Doctors Without Borders-USA (2012 to 2018), where he supported its leadership and strategic planning. He also served on multiple committees including Ethics and Accountability to Beneficiaries Committees, a governing liaison for operational centers, and in the program committee. Dr. Asgary serves as medical advisor/referent for projects in operational centers of Doctors Without Borders. Professor Asgary is Vice-Chair of Institutional Review Board for Research Ethics at International Rescue Committee; Past-President for Global Health of American Society of Tropical Medicine; and a Governing Councilor representing International Health Section of American Public Health Association.

Professor Asgary holds secondary appointments as Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs and GWU School of Nursing. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell College of Medicine/NY Presbyterian Hospitals, and an adjunct faculty at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He provides care to the homeless at Bowery homeless shelter-clinics of NYU School of Medicine/Langone.  Previously, he served as core faculty for Social Medicine/Primary Care Residency (SM/PC), Co-Founder and Director of Immigrant & Refugee Health Clinic and Travel Health Clinic, and Co-Founder and Director of Global Health Initiative in SM/PC at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Asgary was Founding Director of Human Rights Program & Clinic and Deputy Director and General MPH Track Director for MPH Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was Associate Director for Homeless Healthcare of Community Medicine Program of New York University/Langone Health and core faculty and contributor to development of Global Health Unit in Population Health Department, New York University. He served as Director of Community Medicine Clinic at Weill Cornell College of Medicine.  

Dr. Asgary is a recipient of multiple teaching, research, and service awards and over the span of his academic career has mentored more than hundreds of medical and public health students, resident-physicians, PhD and doctoral students, fellows and junior faculty. His contribution to policy and practice changes has been recognized in multiple press releases by main stream newspapers and media outlets, nationally and internationally. Dr. Asgary’s expertise and interest are in: Refugee Health and Humanitarian Assistance; Global Health Curriculum Development; Humanitarian Ethics & Accountability; Healthcare of Homeless and Immigrants; Women's and Reproductive Health; Cancer Screening and Chronic Disease Control. 

Current Randomized Trials/Grants:  

  • SMS texting to control diabetes among diabetic homeless adults (RCT); American Diabetes Association
  • mHealth to Address Uncontrolled Hypertension among  Hypertensive Homeless Adults (RCT); NIH- NIMHD

Ongoing Cohorts:

  • Cervical Cancer Screening using VIA; Africa
  • Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening: Central Asia

Program Evaluations:

  • Provision of Social and Behavioral Change Communications Services; World Food Programme (WFP)
  • NCR NDMS Medical Surge Capacity, Capability, and Interoperability (MSCCI) (USA)


  • The Hospital to Home Transition for Homeless Adults


  • Imaging in Humanitarian Settings: Pragmatic and Virtue Considerations 
  • Pitfalls, Challenges, and Opportunities in Accountability Toward Beneficiaries in Humanitarian Settings
  • Cancer Care in Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Systematic Reviews:

  • Barriers and Gaps in Effective Health Communication at Both Public Health and Healthcare Delivery Levels during Epidemics and Pandemics; Systematic Review
  • Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Strategies to Prevent and Manage Poisonings due to Pharmaceuticals in Children in Low- and Low-Middle Income Countries: Systematic Review
  • Systematic Review of Effective Strategies for Breast Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Settings
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Effective Quality Assurance in Humanitarian Settings; Systematic Review

Disaster Preparedness

Evaluation Research

Global Health

Health Disparities


Population Health

Underserved Populations

Chronic Disease

Women's Health

Health Services Research

Program Evaluation

Infectious Disease

Cancer Policy

Access to Health Care

Health Services Delivery

Community Health

MPH in Forced Migration & Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 

MPH in Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Biological Sciences of NYU

MSc in Clinical and Translational Research, New York University 

Diploma, Tropical Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Diploma, Comparative Effectiveness Research, New York University 

Medical School, Tehran University 

Residency, Medicine and Social Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine, New York 

Fellowship, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai Schools of Biological Sciences and Medicine, New York

Fellowship, NRSA and HRSA's Health Services Research Fellow (T32), New York University, New York

PUBH SI: Humanitarian Assistance; Governance, Coordination, and Practice Course

PUBH 6468: Preparation and Response to  Epidemics, Pandemics and Health Emergencies Course

PUBH 6467: Accountability & Ethics in Humanitarian Assistance Course

PUBH 6480: Public Health in Complex Emergencies 

Doctors Without Borders: 1997-present

Doctors of the World- Human Rights Clinic: 2001-2008

Project Renewal- Homeless Healthcare: 2021-present

Bowery Residence Committee/Community Medicine Program- Homeless Healthcare: 2012-present

International Rescue Committee: 2015-present

Research Methods:

Mixed Methods, Qualitative, Health Services Research/Implementation Research, Program Evaluation, Comparative Effectiveness Research

Topical Research:

Ethics in Humanitarian Assistance; Governance of Humanitarian Operations; Task shifting of Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening (Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Swaziland, Kyrgyzstan); Healthcare of Refugees (USA, International); Women's Health (Madagascar, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan); Cancer Screening & Chronic Disease in Homeless Populations (Domestic, USA); Chronic Disease in Humanitarian Settings (International); Hospital Acquired Infections and Drug Resistance (USA)

Education Research:

Public Health and Medical Education Research (USA, Sudan); Global Health Curriculum Development (USA)

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Link for the list of 63 peer-reviewed publications


  1. 1. Bauder L, Giangobbe K, Asgary R. Barriers to effective health communication during epidemics and pandemics; a systematic review. Disaster Med and Public Health Prep. 2023 May19;17:e395
  2. Asgary R, Beideck E, Naderi R, Schoenthaler A. SMS Texting for Uncontrolled Diabetes among Persons Experiencing Homeless: Study Protocol, Contemporary Clini Trials. 2023 Mar 12;128:107149
  3. Asgary R, Garland V, Ro V, Stribling J, Waldman R. Systematic review of effective strategies for chronic disease management in humanitarian settings; challenges and opportunities. Preventive Medicine IF=6.6), July 2022, doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107154
  4. Asgary R, Biedeck E, Naderi R. Diabetes Care and its Predictors Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness Compared with Domiciled Adults with Diabetes in New York City; An observational Study, EClinical Medicine (Lancet Series), 2022 Jun; 48:101418
  5. Asgary R, Beideck E, Naderi R. Comparative assessment of test characteristics of cervical cancer screening methods for implementation in low-resource settings. Prev Med. 2022 Jan;154:106883. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106883 
  6. Asgary R, Snead J, Wahid N, Ro V, Hamlin A, Stribling J. Systematic review of risks and preventive strategies for Clostridioides Difficile transmission to household or community contacts during transition in healthcare settings, J of Emerging Infectious Diseases, July 2021;27(7): 1776-1782 
  7. Liou K, Boas R, Murphy S, Leung P, Card A, Boas S, Asgary R. Addressing psychosocial stressors through a community-academic partnership between a museum and a federally qualified health center; a qualitative study. J of Healthcare for Poor and Underserved May 2021;32(2): 767-782
  8. Asgary R, Staderini N, Mthethwa-Hleta S, et al. Evaluating smartphone strategies for reliability, reproducibility, and quality of VIA for cervical cancer screening in the Shiselweni region of Eswatini. A cohort study. PLOS Medicine, 2020;17(11):e100337
  9. Asgary R, Lawrence K. Evaluating underpinning, complexity, and implications of ethical situations in humanitarian operations: qualitative study through the lens of career humanitarian workers. BMJ Open, 2020 Sep 16;10(9): e039463
  10. Asgary R. Caring for Rohingya Refugees With Diphtheria and Measles: On the Ethics of Humanity. Ann Fam Med. 2020 Mar;18(2):176-178
  11. Asgary R, Cole H, Adongo P, ..Adanu R. Acceptability and implementation challenges of smartphone-based training of community health nurses for visual inspection with acetic acid in Ghana: mHealth and cervical cancer screening. BMJ Open. 2019 Jul;9(7)     
  12. Asgary R. Cancer screening in the homeless population. Lancet Oncol.2018 Jul;19(7):e344-e350
  13. Asgary R.Collaborative Multidisciplinary and Without-Walls Research Curriculum in Global Health. Am J trop Med Hyg. 2018 Sep 17. 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0980
  14. Asgary R, Waldman R. The Elephant in the Room: Toward a more ethical approach with accountability toward intended beneficiaries in humanitarian aid. Int Health.2017 Nov1;9(6):343-348
  15. Barthelemy E, Mallol V, Hannaford A, Pean C, Kutua R, de Haydu C, Anandaraja N, Asgary R, Elahi E, Hexom B, Landrigan P, Shirazian T, Katz C. Exploration of Global Health Careers Across the Medical Fields. Ann Glob Health. 2017; 83(3-4):613-620
  16. Fisher E, Lazarus R, Asgary R. Attitudes and perceptions towards access and utilization of formal healthcare sector in Northern Malawi. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017;28(3):1104-1115.  
  17. Asgary R, Price JT. Socio-cultural challenges of family planning initiatives for displaced populations in conflict situations and humanitarian settings. Disaster Med Public Health Pre.2018 Apr 6:1-5
  18. Asgary R, Naderi R, Gaughran M, Sckell B. A collaborative clinical and population-based curriculum for medical students to address primary care needs of the homeless in New York City shelters. Perspect Med Educ. 2016 Jun;5(3):154-62 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27277430
  19. Asgary R. Naderi R, Wisnivesky J. Opt-out patient navigation to improve breast and cervical cancer screening among homeless women in New York City shelters and shelter-clinics. J Womens Health(Larchmt). 2017 Jan 19. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2016.6066. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Price JT, Asgary R. Implementation and feasibility of an adapted two-stage visual inspection with acetic acid/cryotherapy-based cervical cancer screening program for HIV infected women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Eur J Cancer Care2016 May;25(3):526-7 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27121898
  21. Asgary R, Adongo PB, nwameme A, Cole HVS, Maya E, Liu M, Yeates K, Adanu R, Ogedegbe O. mHealth to train community health nurses in Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid for cervical cancer screening in GhanaJLow Genit TractDis. 2016 Jul;20(3):239-42http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27030884
  22. Checchi F, Waldman RJ, Roberts LF, Ager A, Asgary R, Benner MT, Blanchet K, Burnham G, d'Harcourt E, Leaning J, Massaquoi MB, Mills EJ, Moresky RT, Patel P, Roberts B, Toole MJ, Woodruff B, Zwi AB. World Health Organization and emergency health: if not now, when? BMJ.2016 Jan 28;352:i469.doi:10.1136/bmj.i469.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26821569  
  23. Klinger A, Asgary R. Perceptions and attitudes regarding Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) and family planning among adolescents in Northern Madagascar. Women Health. 2016 April 19:1-15  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27093243
  24. Asgary R,Sckell B, Alcabes A, Naderi R, Schoenthaler A, Ogedegbe G. Rates and Predictors of Uncontrolled Hypertension Among Homeless in New York City Shelter-based Clinics. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Jan;14(1):41-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26755782
  25. Asgary R, Alcabes A, Feldman R, Garland V, Naderi R, Ogedegbe G, Sckell B. Cervical Cancer Screening Among Homeless Women of New York City Shelters. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of publication]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26649876
  26. Asgary R. Graduate public health training in healthcare of refugee asylum seekers and clinical human rights, International J of Public Health.2015 Oct 26 [Epub ahead of publication]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26496904
  27. Cohen S, Asgary R.Community coping strategies in response to hardship and human rights abuses among Burmese refugees and migrants at the Thai- Burmese border: a qualitative approach. Fam Community Health, 2016 Apr-Jun;39(2):75-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26882410
  28. Asgary R,Sckell B, Alcabes A, Naderi R, Adongo P, Ogedegbe G. Perceptions, Attitudes, and Experience Regarding mHealth Among Homeless People in New York City Shelters. J Health Communication, 0:1-8, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1033117. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26313765
  29. Asgary R, Alcabes A, Feldman R, Garland V, Naderi R, Ogedegbe G, Sckell B. HPV knowledge and attitude among homeless women of New York City shelters. Women’s Health Issues.2015 Aug 29 doi:10.1016/j.whi.2015.07.007. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26329258
  30. Asgary R,Sckell B, Alcabes A,Naderi R, Ogedegbe G. Perspectives of cancer and cancer screening among homeless adults of New York City shelter-based clinics: a qualitative approach. Cancer Causes Control,2015 Oct;26(10):1429-38. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26208591
  31. Klinger A, Asgary R.Implementation and evaluation of a curriculum to teach reproductive health to adolescents in Northern Madagascar. Int Health, 2015 Sep Pil:ihv057. [Epub ahead of print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26346692
  32. Asgary R, Pavlin JA, Ripp JA, Reithinger R, Polyak CS. Ebola policies that hinder epidemic response by limiting scientific discourse. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Feb;92(2):240-1. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0803. Epub 2015 Jan 5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25561564
  33. Asgary R. Accountability and public health policies impacting proper ebola response: time for a bioethics oversight board. Am J Bioeth. 2015 Apr;15(4):72-4. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1010695.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25856612
  34. Asgary R, Lawrence K. Characteristics, determinants, and perspective of experienced humanitarians: a qualitative approach. BMJ Open. 2014 Dec 8;4(12):e006460.doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006460. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25492274
  35. Asgary R. Direct killing of patients in humanitarian and armed conflicts: The profession of medicine is losing its meaning. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Apr 1;92(4):678-80.doi:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0364.Epub2015Feb2.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25646255
  36. Asgary R, Liu M, Naderi R, Grigoryan Z, Malachovsky M. Malnutrition prevalence and nutrition barriers in children under 5 years: a mixed methods study in Madagascar. Int Health. 2015 Mar 18. pii: ihv016. [Epub ahead of print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25788580
  37. Diggle E, Asgary R, Gore-Langton G, Nahashon E, Mungai J, Harrison R, Abagira A, Eves K, Grigoryan Z, Soti D, Juma E, Allan R. Perceptions of malaria and acceptance of rapid diagnostic tests and related treatment practises among community members and health care providers in Greater Garissa, North Eastern Province, Kenya. Malar J. 2014 Dec 17;13:502. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-502.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25519710
  38. Asgary R,Garland V, Sckell B. Breast cancer screening among the homeless women in New York City. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Sep-Oct;24(5):529-34. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25029909
  39. Burnett D, Aronson J, Asgary R. Oral Health Status, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors among Marginalized Children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, J Child Health Care, 2015 Feb23 phil: 1367493515569328. [Epub ahead of print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25713009
  40. Gaughran M, Asgary R. On-site comprehensive curriculum to teach reproductive health to female adolescent in Kenya. J Womens Health, 2014 Apr;23(4):358-64.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24707900
  41. Asgary R,Garland V, Jakubovski A, Sckell B. Colorectal cancer screening among homeless population of New York City shelter-based clinics. Am J Pub Health. 2014 jul;104(7):1307-13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24832144
  42. Asgary R,Saenger P, Jophlin L, Burnett D. Domestic global health: A curriculum teaching medical students to evaluate refugee asylum seekers and torture survivors. Teach Learn Med. 2013;25(4):348-57. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24112205
  43. Asgary R,Antony S, Grigoryan Z, Aronson J. Community perception, misconception, and discord regarding prevention and treatment of HIV in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; a qualitative approach. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jan;90(1):153-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0215.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24218413
  44. Asgary R.Bringing Global Health and Global Health Education Home. Academic Medicine, Acad Med.2013 Jul;88(7):908. Doi 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829527aa. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23799431
  45. Asgary R. Smith CL. Ethical and professional considerations providing evaluation and care to refugee asylum seekers. Am J Bioethics, 13(7): 3-12, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23767428
  46. Asgary R,Emery E, Wong M. Systematic review of prevention and management strategies for Gender-Based Violence’s consequences in refugee setting. Int Health, 2013 Jun, 5: 85-91, doi:10.1093/inthealth/iht009.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24030107
  47. Asgary R, Smith CL, Sckell B, Paccione G. Teaching immigrant and refugee health to residents; domestic global health. Teach Learn Med.2013. 25(3), 1-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23848334
  48. Asgary R. A Call to Teach Medical Students Clinical Human Rights. Acad Med.2013 Mar;88(3):298-9. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318280ce4c.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23442427
  49. Asgary R, Jacobson K. Comprehensive On-site Medical and Public Health Training for Local Medical Practitioners in a Refugee Setting. Disaster Med Public Health Prep Disaster Med Public Health Prep. Disaster Med Public Health Prep,2013 Feb;7(1):82-8. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2013.2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24618139
  50. Asgary R, Galson S, Shankar H, O'Brien C, Arole S. Hypertension, pre­hypertension, and associated risk factors in a subsistent farmer community in remote rural central India. Journal of Public Health.2012 Sep [Epub ahead of print]. DOI 10.1007/s10389-012-0536-5. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10389-012-0536-5
  51. Asgary R, Junck E. New trends of short-term humanitarian medical volunteerism: professional and ethical considerations. J Med Ethics(BMJ) Published Online First: 11 December 2012 doi:10.1136/medethics-2011-100488. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23236086
  52. Asgary R, Charpentier B, Burnett DC. Socio-medical challenges of asylum seekers prior and after coming to the US. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Oct;15(5):961-8.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22833258
  53. Asgary R, Amin S, Grigoryan Z, Naderi R, Aronson J. Perceived stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV and AIDS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative approach. J Public Health. 2012 Aug [Epub ahead of print]. DOI 10.1007/s10389-012-0533-8. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10389-012-0533-8
  54. Ripp AJ, Bork J, Koncicki H, Asgary R. The Response of Academic Medical Centers to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Experience. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Jan;86(1):32-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22232447
  55. Asgary R, Price J, Ripp J. Global health training starts at home; a unique global health clinical elective for medical residents. Med Teach. 2012;34(6):e445-51. Epub 2012 Mar 21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22435919
  56. Price J, Asgary R. Women's Health Disparities in Honduras: Indicators and Determinants. J Womens Health(Larchmt). 2011 Dec;20(12):1931-7.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22107148
  57. Asgary R,Grigoryan Z, Naderi R, Allen R. Lack of patient risk counseling and a broader provider training affect malaria control in remote Somalia Kenya border; qualitative assessment, Glob Public Health, 2012;7(3):240-52. Epub 2011 Dec 16.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22175693
  58. Asgary R, Segar N. Barrier to healthcare access among refugee asylum seekers. Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(2):506-22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21551930
  59. Asgary R, Naderi R, Swedish K, Smith L, Sckell B, Doorley S. Communicable and non-communicable diseases among recent immigrants with implications for primary care; a comprehensive immigrant health approach. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Dec;13(6):990-5.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21573748
  60. Metalios EE, Asgary R, Cooperman N, Smith CL, Du E, Modali L, Sacajiu G. Teaching Residents to Work with Torture Survivors- Experiences from the Bronx Human Rights Clinic. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jul;23(7):1038-42.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18612740
  61. Cunningham C, Doran B, DeLuca J, Asgary R, Sacajiu G. Routine opt-out HIV Testing in an Urban Community Health Center, AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009 Aug;23(8):619-23.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19591606
  62. Asgary R, Metalios EE, Smith CL, Paccione GA. Evaluating asylum seekers/torture survivors in urban primary care: a collaborative approach at the Bronx Human Rights Clinic. Health Hum Rights. 2006;9(2):164-79. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17265759


  • Asgary R. Chapter (17): Data Collection, Surveillance, and Response to Epidemics and Pandemics in Refugee Settings. Child Refugee and Migrant Health; A Clinical Manual for Health Professionals; edited by Harknesee et al., Springer Publishing, 2021, 978-3-030-74905-7

Media outlets:

  1. Asgary R. “Asymptomatic C. difficile Carriers May Infect the People They Live With After Hospitalization”. Medscape Medical News, 4/2022: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972111#vp_2
  2. Asgary R. Sex And Coronavirus: What to Know About Intimacy During The Pandemic. Huffpost. March 27, 2020. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-safe-sex-guidelines-health-a…;
  3. Asgary R. Featured Interview in Daily News "All to the Good, Finest Doctors of NYC,” Humanitarian work with Doctors without Borders, 4/2004
  4. Asgary R. Featured Interview by WNYC on World Vision Report, "Proving Persecution,” broadcasted on radio and featured in web article, 11/2009 available at https://beta.prx.org/stories/47895
  5. Asgary R. Featured and Interview, NYTimes Front page, "Proving Torture; to Help Win Asylum”, for work in evaluating torture survivors and training medical students and residents in NYC, 03/2011, available at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/nyregion/06asylum.html?_r=0
  6. Asgary R. Featured and Interview in international newspaper article by Spain’s ABC News "Ramin Asgary, La tortura no sirve para nada.” for work on health and human rights and care for torture survivors, 4/2011 available at http://www.abc.es/20110417/internacional/abcp-ramin-asgary-tortura-sirve-20110417.html
  7. Asgary R. Interview by ABC News, Commentary on " Guantanamo Docs Neglected, Concealed Medical Evidence of Torture, Study Finds”, April 2011, available at http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/guantanamo-docs-neglected-concealed-medical-evidence-torture-study/story?id=13460240
  8. Asgary R. The Pain of Torture (Parts I and II), Dr. Paul Christo Radio Show, Baltimore, MD, 2011, http://www.paulchristomd.com/the-pain-of-torture
  9. Asgary R. The Oath, Ethics in Resource-Poor Settings, the New Physician, Dec 2012, http://www.onlinedigeditions.com/display_article.php?id=1264396
  10. Asgary R. Humanitarian intervention: what are the ethical challenges facing aid workers, and how should they be addressed? Ethics and Society, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University, 2013, 
  11. Asgary R. In New De Blasio Health Care Plan, Limited Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants. Interviewed as expert, Gotham Gazette, The Place for New York Policy and Politic, November 2015, http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/government/5965-in-new-de-blasio-heath-care-plan-limited-coverage-for-undocumented-immigrants