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Thesis/Master's paper

Students complete an individual, mentored Thesis or Master Paper.

Thesis: Students in the thesis track collect and analyze data on a relevant public health topic or conduct detailed secondary analyses of an existing database. This track is open to students who achieve above-average grades in the first semester courses.

Master Paper: Students who choose this track write a paper on a public health problem which is relevant to their country. The paper may comprise a detailed research project proposal, a program review, or an in-depth analysis of an emerging or existing public health problem.

Theses and papers are submitted in writing and defended in an oral examination at the end of the year.

Master's Thesis Topics 2015-2016
          • ​Zika pandemic online trends and risk communication

            • Mediterranean diet in Israeli adolescents

                      • Effect modification by immigration status of the association between reproductive cancers and ethnicity

                      • The association of leucocyte telomere length dynamics with pulmonary

                      • Impact of "super obesity" on the presence of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence

        • Inequalities in health behaviors in Jerusalem

        • Indigenous health care utilization: differences according to village type in the utilization of health care services amongst Bedouin infants in southern Israel

        • The contribution of genetic variants involved in microRNA regulation to maternal and offspring adiposity

        • Social capital and self-rated health: cross-cultural applicability in Jerusalem


Master's Paper Topics 2015-2016
        • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Influenza vaccination among health care providers in the Bamenda Regional Hospital, Cameroon

        • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Fiji

        • Developing a reproductive health surveillance system in Japan in the context of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) exposure

        • The impact of household air pollution on the health of women and children in rural Kenya

        • Community based virtual reality exposure treatment (VR-EBT) intervention for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following an earthquake, Nepal

        • Folic acid prevention of neural tube defects: a public health dilemma in Scandinavian countries

        • Program review of the Healthy Island Settings approach in Papua New Guinea

        • The use of proton pump inhibitors and risk for dementia in the elderly

        • Preventing the Zika virus transmission and improving women's health in Saint Lucia

        • Long term complications of Ebola in child survivors in Sierra Leone: a longitudinal cohort study

        • Combating malnutrition in children under five in Muynak district in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan using the positive deviance approach

        • Mother-to-child HIV transmission in Zambia: an analysis of a public health issue

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