National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness - Linn, Shai

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Linn, Shai

Shai Linn (University  of Haifa) – Public Health and Emergency Medicine Group head

Full Professor, University of Haifa, Israel. Physician and epidemiologist. Two medical specialties: Public Health and Health Management. Received M.D degree from Hebrew University, MPH and Dr.PH both from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Deputy Medical Director of the Rambam Hospital (1982-1985) and  head of the Unit of Epidemiology (1993-2010)  and  head of medical informatics at the Technion in various capacities.  Served as a Visiting Scientist at the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (USA). Received a  grant from the well known MacArthur Foundation, Social Science Research Council  for studying the Human  Cost of War injuries (1990-1992).  Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina (USA) (1986) and the University of British Columbia, Canada (1990-1992). Consultant at the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics in Maryland, USA (1985-1986) and to the World Bank (1998) and the AIDS Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2000). Epidemiologist of the Israel Transplant Center (1999). Member of several Israel National Medical Councils.  Founder and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Technion (1992-1999). Founder and Chair of the Department of Public Health at the University of Haifa (2003-2007). Dean of the Faculty for Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa (2010-2016). Published extensively in leading journals, instructor of 67 students for higher degrees.