Asos Mahmood, MBChB, MPH, PhD
Asos Mahmood is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Health System Improvement at the UTHSC’s College of Medicine and serves as Director of Population Health Research Education for the Tennessee Population Health Consortium. Dr. Mahmood received his PhD in Health Systems Management and Policy from the University of Memphis School of Public Health and received his Master of Public Health from the same school. He also earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB [MD equivalent]) degree from the University of Sulaimani School of Medicine. Dr. Mahmood’s research is focused on the biopsychosocial determinants of health, chronic medical conditions, health care disparities, and health services access and utilization among aging, low-income, and underserved populations. He is also interested in research assessing and evaluating the role of evidence-based interventions and health policies in prevention and improving health outcomes for patients with chronic medical conditions. His other research interests include examining impacts of health informatics and patient-empowering tools, such as mobile health (mHealth) apps, in enhancing the quality of life and quality of delivered care. Dr. Mahmood has presented his research at various scientific conferences and has successfully published in many peer-reviewed prestigious national and international journals including the European Heart Journal, Health Services Research, Cancer Causes & Control, and Journal of Medical Internet Research.