Abdelaziz "Zizo" Alsharawy

I am an Assistant Professor of Health Economics in the department of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health. I specialize in behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, and health economics. Prior to joining UTHealth Houston, I earned my Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech and was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. My research primarily focuses on health outcomes and policy.

Using behavioral experiments, quantitative modeling, and neuroeconomic methods, I investigate the underpinnings of perception, preferences, and decision-making in emotionally charged contexts across three lines of research spanning risky, intertemporal, and social choices. I use a wide range of techniques including online, lab and field experiments, eye-tracking, psychometrics, and psychophysiological methods. 

I grew up in Cairo, Egypt before moving to study in Manchester, New Hampshire. In 2016, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from Saint Anselm College.