Dr. Asrat Amnie earned his EdD in Health Education from Columbia University and MPH in Global Health with Infectious Disease Concentration from Emory University.  He also holds Doctor of Medicine degree from Jimma University and a Certificate of Specialty in General Surgery from Addis Ababa University with a license for both MD and General Surgery from The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, a country where he is originally from.
Dr Amnie has worked in several positions in the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, including General Practitioner, General surgeon, Medical Director, District Health Manager, and Head of the Bureau of Health for Amhara Region of Ethiopia form 1992-2011. During his tenure as Head of the Bureau of Health from 2006 to 2011, Dr. Amnie also worked as Member of the Steering Committee for the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Member of the Executive Board of Bahir Dar University, and the Executive Board of the University of Gondar, serving for two terms for the later. Dr Amnie has worked with several international bilateral, and multilateral agencies, including the CDC, USAID, The Carter Center, WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank as a Regional Government counterpart and has made many presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Amnie has taught HLT110 Introduction to Community Health and HLT 124 Medical Terminology in the Education Department and BIO230 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO240 Anatomy and Physiology II in the Natural Sciences Department of Hostos Community College since he joined the College in Fall 2014. With training and support from Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum Program at Hostos Community College, Dr. Amnie has designed and developed a Writing Intensive Course for Medical Terminology which awaits to be incorporated in the schedule of courses taught at Hostos Community College.
Dr. Amnie’s research interests include behavioral health issues related to his Doctoral Dissertation entitled: An Investigation of Trauma Across the Lifespan and Predictors of Coping Self-Efficacy: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, and Engagement in Risky Sexual Behavior, including understanding personal, social, and environmental determinants of adverse childhood experiences, trauma across the life span, substance use disorders, engagement in risky sexual behavior, and prevention of substance use in children and adolescents and designing novel approaches to foster healthy life style at individual, family and community levels.    
Dr. Amnie’s membership in professional societies includes American Public Health Association, The New York Academy of Sciences, and The Kappa Delta Pie International Honor Society in Education.