The Braun School lowers its flag today to half-mast as we announce the passing of our beloved and revered Professor Jeremy Kark.
Prof. Kark earned an MD and an MPH from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1969 and 1974, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina in 1977. As Professor of Epidemiology, his research interests were broad and focused primarily on the social, behavioral, and biological determinants of coronary heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Jeremy served as Head of the Epidemiology Unit of the Hadassah Hospital Chief of the IDF Public Health Branch, and Head of the Cardiovascular Unit at the Israeli Center for Disease Control. In 2005, he was named Adjunct Affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research. He was scientifically active until his final days. He mentored many MPH, MD and PhD students over the years, all of whom will attest to his fastidious demand for methodological accuracy and scientific rigor.
Jeremy was the devoted son of Sydney & Emily Kark who pioneered community medicine and Community Oriented Primary Care in rural South Africa and were among the founders of our School, and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.