Prof. Bruria Adini promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Adini researches various aspects of emergency preparedness and management, including risk perceptions, resilience, advanced methods of evaluating capacities, humanitarian aid, and utilization of social media in emergencies.
Prof. Bruria Adini, head of the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, is an expert in both field and academic activities in disaster management. Adini serves as a board member of Local Authorities Confronting Disasters and Emergencies (LACDE) and the Israeli National Council for Trauma and Emergency Medicine and served two terms as a board member of the World Association of Emergency & Disaster Medicine (WADEM).
Prof. Adini works on resilience in a pandemic. A vital component of an effective management of any pandemic is the resilience of the population and the responders. What factors encourage or impede on the compliance to behavioral directives? How do varied aspects of resilience impact on our well-being and capacity to adapt to adversities? Dr. Adini implements an eclectic approach to monitor continuously the individual, community, national and organizational levels of resilience. The evolving findings facilitate policy-makers’ ability to sustain or modify measures to improve management of the pandemic.