Prof. Eli AvrahamProf. Eli Avraham – Lecturer on communication. He is among the founders of the Strategic Communication and Public Relations Program and the Ambassadors Online Program. Prof. Avraham is head of the Comper Center for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism at the University of Haifa. Interests: journalism and news production, advertising and society, public relations and marketing strategies, crisis communication, minorities in the media, the marketing and promotion of places. for more information




Prof. Ronit EndeveltProf. Ronit Endevelt - Head of the Department of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, senior lecturer and former head of the Health Promotion Program at the School of Public Health, Haifa
University. Interests: promoting health and nutrition, the connection between urban environment and health (nutrition, physical activity, stress, smoking), the connection between nutrition and health behavior, evaluation of health promotion programs in the community. For more information


Prof. Rafael BeyarProf. Rafael Beyar - Director of Rambam Healthcare Campus, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at the Technion. Interests: the cardiovascular system, treatment of arteriosclerosis with stents, new methods of invasive cardiology, mathematical models, imaging, and 3D cardiac analysis. For more information




Prof. Orna Baron-EpelProf. Orna Baron-Epel - Director of the School of Public Health and former head of the health promotion track. Interests: health promotion, evaluation of intervention programs, social epidemiology, health behavior. For more information




BrazisProf. Meir Brezis - former Director of the Center for Clinical Quality and Safety, professor of medicine at the Hadassah Medical Organization and the Hebrew University School of Public Health. Interests: quality, ethics, public policy, health communication, shared decision-making with the patient, education. For more information




anat-gesserProf. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg (center director and founder) - senior lecturer and head of the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Haifa. Researcher of health and risk communication, recently as part of the EU-funded TELL ME and ASSET research projects. Interests: risk communication and health, social marketing, edutainment, health promotion programs, and pursuasion communication. For more information



GrottoProf. Itamar Grotto - the director of the Public Health Services in the Israeli Ministry of Health. Member of the faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Manages public health services and the district health bureaus. Advises the Ministry of Health management on all areas of public health, disease prevention and health promotion. His fields of responsibility include disease prevention and health promotion; vaccines and the prevention of infectious diseases; environmental epidemiology; food safety; environmental health; tuberculosis and AIDS; community genetics and the prevention of congenital abnormalities; public health laboratories; management of well-baby clinics; control and oversight of student health services; epidemics and unusual disease outbreaks. Interests: epidemiology of infectious diseases and public and environmental health policy. For more information

Prof. Manfred S. Green Prof. Manfred S. Green – until 2014 served as the head of the Haifa University School of Public Health. Expert in public health, medical administration, and occupational medicine. Served as head of the IDF Health Branch, head of the Epidemiology Unit at the Center for Occupational Health and Rehabilitation, head of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive medicine at the TAU Faculty of Medicine, and director of the National Center for Disease Control at the Health Ministry. Interests: states of emergency deriving from infectious diseases, epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, meta-analysis, evidence-based medicine, community intervention programs. For more information


Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel – founder and former head of the Arts Therapies Research Center at the University of Haifa. Director of the Emili Sagol Creative Arts Therapies Research Center at the University of Haifa. Interests: trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, the Holocaust and diagnosis through drawings. For more information



Prof. Shai Linn Prof. Shai Linn – until 2016 served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences and Director of the Haifa University School of Public Health. Interests: evaluation of new diagnostic technologies, the epidemiology of various diseases, the evaluation of cardiac diagnosis technologies, the epidemiology of injuries, clinical epidemiology, online learning. For more information


Prof. Gustavo Mesch Prof. Gustavo Mesch – Rector of Haifa University. Former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Haifa University. Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.Prof. Mesch is a Senior Research Fellow at the Haifa University Center of Social Research and editor of the Communications and Media section of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Interests: internet and society, adolescents, urbanism, crime and deviance. For more information



Dr. Maya Negev Dr. Maya Negev – faculty member at the School of Public Health, Haifa University. Interests: health and environment, including governance, relations between government ministries, public inclusion and health impact surveys, as well as various issues of health and environment including pesticides, chemicals in consumer products, air pollution and climate change. For more information



Prof. Dan Peled Prof. Dan Peled – faculty member of the Haifa University Department of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute at the Technion. Also served as senior advisor to the vice president and research dean of Haifa University. Interests: academic research and development of public policy on economic growth, research and development economics, security economics, technology and innovation, monetary economics and economics of uncertainty. For more information



Dr. Mina Zemach Dr. Mina Zemach – expert on public opinion. Her studies focus on public positions about various aspects of health. For more information



Prof. Lital Keinan Boker Prof. Lital Keinan Boker - Deputy director of the Israel Center of Disease Control (ICDC), and on the faculty of the School of Public Health, the University of Haifa. Interstes: Epidemiology; epidemiology of cancer, cancer and nutrition. For more information



Dr. Kira Radinsky Dr. Kira Radinsky – chief scientist and director of data science at eBay, Israel. Former Chief Technological Officer and cofounder of SalesPredict, which focuses on predicting sales transactions through mining internet-based information. Dr. Radinsky received world recognition for her work identifying the early warning signs of events with global impact, such as epidemics and political riots. In 2013 she appeared on the MIT Technology Review’s list of 35 Young Innovators under 35. She was on Forbes Magazine’s 2014 list of Israel’s 50 Most Influential Women, and in 2015 Forbes named her as one of the Under 30 Rising Stars in Enterprise Tech. In 2016 she won the Lady Globes Woman of the Year award. Dr. Radinsky presents her work often at global technology and industry conferences, including Strata, WWW and TEDx, and she publishes on HBR and O'Reilly Data. For more information


Prof. Zeev Rotstein Prof. Zeev Rotstein – Director General of the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Former head of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer beginning in 2004. Clinical professor at the Sackler School of Medicine and the Leon Recanati School of Business Administration, Department of Administration, Tel Aviv University. Interests: epidemiology, preventive and occupational medicine, health systems in Israel, health policy and economic issues in the management of health systems, and risk management in medicine. For more information