The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of
Public Health and Community Medicine
School’s mission is to strive toward
improving the physical, mental and social welfare of the global community, with
a commitment towards excellence in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
public health research, training and practice.
Since 1961, the Braun
School has been dedicated to advancing public health knowledge in Israel and
worldwide, and inspire personal, professional and political commitment toward
'Tikun Olam' (literally, 'world repair' – a Jewish adage that has come to
connote social action and the pursuit of social justice, equity and health), or
in the words of Krieger & Birn (AJPH, 1998) making the world "a better
place, free of misery, inequity, and preventable suffering, a world in which we
all can live, work, play, ail, and die with dignity intact and our humanity
We achieve this
Cultivating and sustaining an integrated
multidisciplinary environment that facilitates excellence in research, teaching
and creative academic activity from the
molecular to the population level
Offering curricula that promote
integrated multidisciplinary approaches to public health and prepare the next
generation of researchers, teachers, and practitioners to effectively meet the
public health challenges of today and the future
Promoting and fostering novel
multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects among Braun School
researchers and in collaboration with scientists, clinicians, and public health
specialists from Hebrew University, the Hadassah Medical Organization, and other
leading research institutions in Israel and abroad
We prepare our students to assume
leadership positions in academia, government agencies, healthcare facilities,
community-based organizations and industry, in the areas of public health
service provision, policy setting, research and training.
To this end, the Learning Goals of our Master-level
- Gain knowledge and expertise in public health, community medicine and related disciplines.
- Acquire basic measurement tools (epidemiologic, statistical, behavioral and financial) necessary for identifying and appraising public health challenges and formulating relevant responses.
- Attain administrative skills and a deeper understanding of management of healthcare facilities and systems.
- Develop skills for planning, administering and assessing community-level and national health services, quality control of medical services, and analyzing community health data toward development of community-based programs.