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Hannah Asis

Research Assistant 1, HSS

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Hannah Asis

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Hannah Asis is a research assistant at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and works under the direction of Dr. James Floman and Dr. Annette Ponnock.

Hannah earned a B.S. in Public Health with a Concentration in Economics from the University of North Texas, Honors College, in May 2019. As an undergraduate, Hannah volunteered at the Denton Community Health Clinic, served as president in the student organization “Who Made My Clothes?,” and worked as a Peer Health for the Student Health and Wellness Center. Hannah’s passion for understanding the social determinants of mental and physical health propelled her to serve as a research assistant on Dr. Dale Yeatt’s pilot study: Understanding Unplanned Hospital Readmissions - The Importance of Individual and Neighborhood Characteristics. In addition, Hannah completed an honors thesis on Ethnic Disparities in the Application of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Implications of Victim Blaming Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and presented her work at the UNT Scholars Day conference.

Upon graduation, Hannah started a full-time position as the Activities Director at an assisted living facility, where she worked to improve the well-being of patients experiencing neurodegenerative diseases and mood and personality disorders.

In December 2020, Hannah completed the Psychology Post Baccalaureate Program at the University of California, Berkeley, with honors. During her time in the program, Hannah served as a research assistant in the Berkeley Personality Lab, Emotion and Emotion Regulation Lab, and Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab. These experiences nurtured her fascination for the dynamic interplay between personality, emotions, and health. Hannah presented her capstone project on Individual Differences in Emotion Evaluation Strategies at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in February 2021.

Outside of research, Hannah loves to spend time with her loved ones, connect with people, listen to podcasts, and dance.

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