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David Chinitz holds a PHD in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Israel in 1981 and has served as Head of the Social Sciences Division of the Ministry of Science, Senior Staff Person for the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Health System, Senior Researcher at the JDC/Brookdale Institute, and is currently a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Economics of the School of Public Health. He serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization,  has also been Scientific Chair of the European Health Management Association, and is currently President of the International Society for Priority Setting in Health Care. He teaches courses in health management, comparative health systems, public policy, and qualitative research methods . He is active in the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research as a grantee, associate journal editor, and conference organizer. 


Chinitz' work focuses on applications of institutional economics to health policy issues such as rationing, physician involvement in management, organization of cancer services, mental health reform and comparative health system reform. He teaches courses in public policy, health management, qualitative research methods, and comparative health system reform.