Department of Disaster Medicine
Department Chair: Prof. Kobi Peleg (Kobi.Peleg@gmail.com)
Academic Coordinator: Mr. Gili Shenar (Shenharg@bezeqint.net)
International Program Coordinator: Mr. Roy Gottlieb (RoyGottlieb@tauex.tau.ac.il)
As natural and man-made disasters become more complex, there is a dire need to improve the communication and coordination between the various organizations responsible for managing such events. The Department of Disaster Medicine at the School of Public Health at Tel Aviv University offers a unique, multidisciplinary Master’s program focused on the management of disasters and mass-casualty events. Students with different cultural and academic backgrounds travel from around the world to study in Israel, a country well-known for its experience and leadership in the field of disaster management.
The Executive Masters in Public Health (EMPH) in Emergency and Disaster Management aims to provide a broad and comprehensive vision and understanding of disaster management. The program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of emergency and disaster management and focuses on the complexity of coordination among national and international agencies following a disaster. The one-year International program is taught in English.
The Department faculty and guest lecturers are considered to be world experts in the field of emergency and disaster management. This program creates and encourages innovative, international collaboration between academic experts and leaders in disaster response.
In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for qualified emergency and disaster management professionals in various settings, such as hospitals, academia, and humanitarian or international aid organizations. Our alumni hold critical positions around the world in emergency management departments, international security organizations, governments, NGOs, and more.
Programs and Degrees
Executive Master of Public Health in Emergency and Disaster Management (EMPH)