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ManfredRichardIt is our pleasure to invite you to the University of Haifa and the MPH program in Global Health Leadership and Administration.

 

The School of Public Health at the University of Haifa was established in 2002 to educate the next generation of public health leaders and to address the health of Israel’s citizens and populations worldwide through learning, discovery and communication.
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Manfred S. Green and Richard J. Schuster
Global Health Leadership & Administration Program
University of Haifa, School of Public Health

 

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WE WILL CONTINUE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, beyond the listed University deadline of July 11th for the 2017-2018 program!

Faculty

Manfred Green, MD, PhD, MPH is currently the director of the Global Health Leadership and Administration MPH program and previously served as head of the University of Haifa School of Public Health, where he is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia College of Public Health in the United States. He received his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, his MPH and PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his BSc in mathematical statistics at the University of Witwatersrand. He previously served as head of the public health branch for the Israel Defense Forces, as well as founding director of the Israel Center for Disease Control. Research interests: Emergencies resulting from infectious diseases, epidemiology of cancer, meta-analysis, evidence-based medicine, community intervention programs, leadership


Richard Schuster, MD, MMM is currently the co-director of the Global Health Leadership and Administration MPH program. He is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, Athens in the United States and director of the newly created Center for Global Health at the University of Georgia and Graduate Certificate Program in Global Health. Prior to the University of Georgia, he held the first endowed chair, the Oscar Boonshoft Chair of Health Systems Management, at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in the United States. He was also director of the Center for Global Health Systems, Management and Policy, and MPH program director at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, his MD from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Medical Management (MMM) from the Tulane University School of Public Health. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Research interests: Global health systems, implementation of practice guidelines, cardiovascular risk factor reduction, health care disparities, physician office microsystems, leadership development


Orna Baron-Epel, PhD, MPH is the head of the University of Haifa School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Health Promotion. She initiated and developed the master’s program in health promotion at the School of Public Health. She received her PhD from Tel Aviv University, her MPH from Hebrew University, and her BSc from Tel Aviv University. She was previously a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and at the San Diego State University School of Public Health in the Center of Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health. She is currently the editor of the Israeli Health Promotion Journal. Research interests: Social factors that affect health (social epidemiology), health promotion, health education, injury prevention, health behaviors, health literacy


 

William Fisher, PhD is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Western University in London, Canada and co-founder and research affiliate of the Centre for Health, Intervention and Prevention at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on conceptualizing and testing basic models for the prediction and promotion of health behavior change, and application of this approach in the domain of HIV/AIDS prevention and reproductive health promotion. His research in this area has been supported by the US National Institutes of Health for the past 25 years, and he has published over 200 papers in this research domain He has been a National Health Scientist for Health Canada and is a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, consulting editor of Archives of Sexual Behavior, and serves on the editorial board of several other professional journals. Research interests: Conceptualizing and testing basic models of the social and psychological determinants of health-related behaviors, HIV/STI prevention worldwide, public health impact of pornography


 

John Lutzker, PhD is Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University, as well as director of the Center for Healthy Development and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Georgia State University School of Public Health. He is a leading expert in child neglect and maltreatment prevention. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas in developmental and child psychology and his MA and BA in psychology from San Francisco State College. He previously served the US federal government as Distinguished Consultant and Chief in the Prevention, Development and Evaluation Branch at the CDC. Research interests: Child neglect, maltreatment prevention, child development


 

Itzhak Zaidise, MD, PhD, MHA is Vice President for International Affairs at Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel and the major clinical teaching facility for the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University. He is the founder and head of the Health Administration graduate program at the University of Haifa School of Public Health, where he is also a senior lecturer. In addition, he is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and was previously an adjunct senior fellow at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. He received his MD from Hadassah University Medical School in Jerusalem and became a specialist in obstetrics -gynecology before earning a PhD in pharmacology and nutrition from the University of Southern California. He also received a Master in Health Administration from the Leon Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. Research interests: Health economics, business and marketing policies in health, health care system, health systems in the world, health organizations, leadership


 

Dorit Nitzan, MD, MPH has been serving as the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative and Head of Country Office in Ukraine since 2012. From 2005 to 2012 She was the WHO Head of Country Office in Serbia and the Manager of Public Health Services for South-east Europe. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Food and Nutrition Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Health. She was active in global health work through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, WFP and was a consultant to Ethiopia, China, Moldova and the Russian Federation. She also took part in the humanitarian response to the tsunami in Thailand. She completed her residency and specialized in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Babies Hospital, Columbia University, New York. She studied medicine in Tel Aviv University and earned her Master in Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Columbia University, New York. Prior to medicine she completed her BSc in Nutrition in the Hebrew University.  Research interests: global health, outbreaks and crises, social determinants of health, right to health, health surveillance, nutrition, food security


 

Meir Perez Pugatch, PhD, MSc is an IPKM Professor of Valorisation, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, as well as the Chair of the Health Systems Administration and Policy Division at the University of Haifa School of Public Health. He is also the Managing Director of the Pugatch Consilium group - a boutique consultancy that provides evidence-based research, analysis and intelligence on the fastest growing sectors of the knowledge economy. He specializes in innovation policies, intellectual property, technology transfer, pharmacoeconomics, pricing and reimbursement and the management of public health systems. He is author and editor of an extensive number of publications and serves as a referee and editorial board member of numerous peer review journals. Research interests: Intellectual property policy, commercial exploitation of knowledge assets, innovation studies, entrepreneurship, 
health technology assessment (HTA), technology transfer, pharmaco-economics, management of public health systems


 

Ruvie Rogel, PhD is deputy CEO of the Community Stress Prevention Center in Kiryat Shmona. He also serves as a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa, in the School of Social Work at Tel Hai College, in Home Front Studies at Beit Berl College, in the School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University, and in the Center for Global Health at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Multidisciplinary Resilience Research Centre in Tel hai College, and led and served in international aid delegations in the Philippines, Japan, Haiti, Sri Lanka, India, Uganda and the US (Mississippi and Boston). Previously, he served as the director of the International School for Community Emergency Management at Tel Hai College in Israel. He received his PhD in Educational Leadership, an MSc in Human Resources Management and Training from the University of Leicester in the UK, and a BA in Psychology from Tel Aviv University. Research interests: Emergency preparedness, community resilience, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, risk communications, sustainability, educational leadership


Lisa Rubin, MD, MPH is head of the Department of Community Health at the University of Haifa School of Public Health, where she is also a senior lecturer (Clinical Track). She also works as head of the Department of Maternal and Child Health of the Public Health Service of the Ministry of Health. She is a board certified pediatrician (US And Israel) and board certified Public Health Physician (Israel). She was previously a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Department of Health. She received her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, her MPH degree from the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and her BA at Wellesley College. Research interests: Patient rights, epidemiology of maternal and child health, elderly


 

Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, PhD is head of the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Haifa School of Public Health and an adjunct lecturer at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. She is also a senior researcher at the Participatory Social Marketing Program at Tel Aviv University. She received both her BA (Summa Cum Laude) and PhD (with Distinction) degrees in drama from Tel-Aviv University, and received The Wolf Foundation Award for PhD Students. She completed her postdoctoral research at The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Law following being awarded the Vidal Angel Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research against Hate and Bigotry, and her research has been supported by many NGOs, academic institutions, and governmental institutions. She co-authored Talking Pupils, a recommended textbook for criminology and sociology studies, and Peace and Tolerance Encouragement among Youth by Using Theatre: Are Educational Plays an Important and Effective Tool?, which treats the multifaceted issue of peace through entertainment-education and theories of psychological health and wellbeing. Research interests: Health and risk communication, social marketing, entertainment-education, health promotion and persuasive communication.


Shira Zelber-Sagi, PhD is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa School of Public Health and head of the Nutrition, Health and Behavior program. She received her BSc in nutrition sciences at Hebrew University and her PhD from the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. Research interests: Obesity, obesity-related diseases, nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, linical trials for the treatment of liver diseases, heart disease and diabetes


 

Sharon Sznitman, PhD is a lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Haifa School of Public Health and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Public Health in the United States. She currently serves as the program coordinator of the Developing Leaders in Global Health Systems summer program at the University of Haifa School of Public Health. She received her BSocSc at the University of Manchester, her PhD and MA from Stockholm University, and completed a post doctorate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Research interests: Sociology of health, drug and alcohol use in teenagers, relationship between education and health, cannabis for therapeutic purposes


Eric Amster, MD, MPH is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Haifa School of Public Health. He also teaches at the Technion Faculty of Medicine and is a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition, he is currently a senior physician at the Institute for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. Research interests: Occupational injuries, determination of environmental and occupational causation, toxic exposures including heavy metal toxicity, pesticide exposures, and evaluation of building related illnesses.


 

Maya Negev, PhD will be joining the University of Haifa School of Public Health as a lecturer in February 2015. She is currently head of Environmental Policy at the Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University, a lecturer at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, and a lecturer at the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. She completed her master’s and PhD in environmental studies at Ben Gurion University and her BA from the University of London. She was previously a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and did a fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Research interests: Environmental health governance, environmental policy


 

Eran Zaidise, PhD is a political scientist, holding an adjunct position at the University of Haifa School of Public Health in the Department of Health Systems Policy and Administration, and a full-time teaching and research position at the Western Galilee College in Acre (Akko) Israel. He received his BA and PhD degrees in political science at the University of Haifa and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas. Research interests: Politics and policies of health and healthcare, political participation, comparative politics and policy


 

Maya Peled-Raz, PhD, MPH, LLB is a lecturer in the University of Haifa School of Public Health. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Zaida School of Nursing at Haifa’s Bnei-Zion Medical Center and a clinical ethicist and IRB member at Bnei-Zion Medical Center. She received her law degree and PhD from the University of Haifa and her MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health. Research interests: Health law, bioethics, public health law, research ethics, children and families and the health care system


Oleg Zaslavsky, RN, PhD is a lecturer in the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing at the University of Haifa. He holds his master’s in health administration from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Washington. He received his bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Haifa and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Research interests: Gerontology/geriatrics, frailty, positive aging, longitudinal modeling, latent class growth modeling, secondary data analysis


Dalit Wilhelm, RN, MS is head of the Clinical Academic Unit at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing within the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa. She also serves as head of the practicum of international programs. She received her diploma in nursing from the Yellin School of Nursing at Rambam Hospital in Haifa and her BA and MA degrees in curriculum studies at the University of Haifa. Her research emphasis is on nursing education and mentoring and she is passionate about developing creative learning methods for teaching Israeli and international nursing students and mentors. She has published and presented at international conferences on these topics. Research interests: Nursing education, mentoring, teaching and learning in between cultures, creativity in nursing and mentoring, curriculum design

 

 

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