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Nadav Davidovitch, Professor of Health Systems Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, will give the 2021 Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Lecture in Israel Studies.

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About this talk

Nadav Davidovitch, an Israeli public health professor and expert, will explore the different meanings of public health from historical, sociological, political and health policy perspectives, focusing on several case studies from the Israeli perspective: from the 1950s absorption of mass Jewish immigration (medical selection, ringworm irradiation, polio) to COVID-19 (lockdowns, mass vaccinations).

Davidovitch will also discuss the interaction between scientific advisory committees and policy makers, health inequities, politics as a social determinant of health, and the role of trust and solidarity in public health practices and policy making.

About the speaker

Nadav Davidovitch, MD, MPH, Ph.D. is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Systems Management in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Guilford-Glaser Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He teaches on health policy, public health, health promotion, the Israeli healthcare system, public health ethics, and global health. He is also affiliated with the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY, and with the School of Public Health, University of Illinois – Chicago.

This event made possible through the generosity of the Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies, and is cosponsored by the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology and the Population Health Initiative at the University of Washington.

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