Nadav Davidovitch

Nadav Davidovitch. Vaccination: history, resistance and policy

A historical perspective on vaccination can lead to a more nuanced policy-making in the area of vaccination promotion.

Professor Nadav Davidovitch

Nadav Davidovitch is an epidemiologist and public health physician based at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel where he is Chair of the Department of Health Systems Management. His areas of expertise include health policy, public health, health promotion and the history of medicine.

As part of the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, Professor Davidovitch recently visited UCD School of History where he was based in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland. During his visit he recorded three podcasts for History Hub.

  1. Resistance to Vaccination
  2. Vaccination and Body Politics
  3. Evidence-based Medicine from a Historical Perspective

The podcasts are now available on Soundcloud and on iTunes.

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

Nadav Davidovitch
Nadav Davidovitch, MD, MPH, PhD is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He is a Full Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems Management at the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Guilford-Glaser Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He teaches on health policy, public health, health promotion, the Israeli healthcare system, public health ethics, and global health. His current research deals with health policy; health inequities; health and immigration; vaccination policy; environmental health and public health history and ethics.

Prof. Davidovitch serves on several international and national committees, among them: Executive Committee, European Public Health Association; Head of Middle East Chapter, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology; Israel national advisory committee for health promotion; joint committee on environmental health (Israel Ministry of Health and Ministry for the Protection of the Environment); Israeli Committee for the implementation of the Clean Air Act; Israeli Health Impact Assessment Working Group. Prof. Davidovitch authored or co-authored over 120 papers and book chapters, coedited 5 volumes and books and published his work in leading medical and health policy journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Journal of Pediatrics, Vaccine, Social Science and Medicine, and Law & Contemporary Problems.

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