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Yaara Zisman-Ilani

Assistant Professor


1700 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • PhD, Community Mental Health, University of Haifa
  • MA, Psychology (summa cum laude), University of Haifa
  • BA, Behavioral Sciences - Psychology and Sociology, The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo


Yaara Zisman-Ilani is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the College of Public Health, Temple University. She is a psychologist (MA Summa Cum Laude) with a PhD in community mental health. Prior to joining Temple University, Yaara was a Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College.

Yaara has longstanding experience in developing shared decision making interventions, tools, and measures for individuals with chronic conditions. She is a methodologist with a background in evaluation research. Her primary research interests lie in shared decision making, health communication, strategies to promote person-centered care, engagement methods, and mixed methods.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Health Sciences
  • Decision Aids
  • Decision Support 
  • Engagement Methods
  • Evaluation research
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Health Communication
  • Mental Health
  • Mixed Methods
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • Person-centered Care
  • Risk Communication
  • Shared Decision Making