Summer Institute 2019



 8th Annual  Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health


Apply Now: International (English) / Israeli (Hebrew) 


The Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine offers a variety of intensive courses for graduate students (MPH, MSc Epidemiology, PhD and MD candidates), qualified undergraduate students, clinicians, health care executives, researchers, policy makers, and those with special interest in epidemiology and preventive medicine -- from Israel and abroad. The courses are taught in English by world-renowned faculty from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Tel Aviv University (TAU), Harvard University (HU), Stanford University (SU), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Northwestern University (NU), University of British Columbia (UBC), World Health Organization (WHO), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other academic and research institutions.


Course Schedule


July 8 – July 11 (Exams will take place on Friday, July 12)

Time Course Name Course Instructors Prerequisites Credits
14:00 - 18:30 Nutrition and Public Health

S. Eilat-Adar
(Tel Aviv University)

R. Endvelt
(MoH, Israel)

J. Kachal
(MoH, Israel)

E. Berry
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

None 2
14:00 - 18:00

Healthcare Quality: Patient-Centered Care and Patient Experience


R. Rozenblum 
(Harvard University)

E. Zimlichman
(Tel Aviv University)

A. Ekka Zohar
(Maccabi Health Services)


(The course will be conducted in Hebrew)


July 10 – July 15 (Exam will take place on Tuesday, July 16)

Time Course Name Course Instructors Prerequisites Credits
08:30 - 13:00 Epidemiologic Approaches for Understanding the Urban Exposome: Thinking Big and Thinking Small

J. Sarnat
(Emory University)

C. Peretz
(Tel Aviv Univeristy)

U. Obolski
(Tel Aviv University)

Introductory courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2

July 15 – July 19 (Exams will take place on Friday, July 20)

Time Course Name Course Instructors Prerequisites Credits
14:00 - 18:30 Medical Decision Making

M. Leshno
(Tel Aviv Univeristy)

J. Goldhaber-Fiebert
(Stanford University)

Introductory course in Biostatistics




Program Information

Applications are welcomed from: 

Students in public health/medicine track (graduate and qualified undergraduate), clinicians, healthcare executives, researchers, policymakers, and those with a special interest in epidemiology and preventive medicine.

Course Length:

One week (26 hours)
Class: Sun-Thur & Final Exam: Friday


Each course is worth 2 academic credits / 4 ECTS, unless indicated otherwise. Courses may be taken credit or no-credit.


A limited number of on-campus guest rooms is available.  

Click here for information about housing options.

Previous Summers: Click here for information about previous summers (course syllabi, photos, and more).


Deadlines & Fees 

Application Deadline:

June 1, 2019 (Rolling admissions)

Application Fee:

$60 non-refundable

Course Tuition:

  • One Course: $900 
  • Two Courses: $1,700
  • Three Courses: $2,500 
  • Four Courses: $3,300

Confirmation Fee:

$500 by June 8, 2019
Accepted applicants must submit a Confirmation Fee, deducted from course tuition, in order to secure a place within the course.

On-Campus Housing:

Please contact the Program Coordinator ( to reserve a room.

Single studio apartment for the duration of the course (Saturday - Friday): $450  - to be paid after reservation request is confirmed and confirmation fees are submitted.

Deadline - June 8, 2019

Tuition Deadline:

June 15, 2019

 Refund Policy:
  • The Application Fee ($60) is non-refundable.
  • If you withdraw before June 15, 2019, we will refund the Course Tuition minus the Confirmation Fee ($500).
  • If you withdraw after the Summer Institute officially begins (July 8, 2019), no refund will be provided.



Contact Information

Coordinator: Ms Saritte Perlman | +972-(0)3-640-7796 
Israeli Applicants: Hebrew Website

Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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