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David Vlahov, Yale University, School of Nursing, USA

David Vlahov

Dr. Vlahov is Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Yale School of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. His primary area of focus has been on urban health. His studies in Baltimore, Harlem and the Bronx, which have served as a platform for subsequent individual-, community-level and policy level intervention studies. This work has contributed new knowledge to promote health equity. Dr. Vlahov was the founding President of the International Society for Urban Health (www.isuh.org). He has been a Visiting Professor at the Medical School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and served an expert consultant to the WHO’s Urban Health Center in Kobe, Japan. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health, has edited three books on urban health, and has published over 654 scholarly papers. He served on the New York City Board of Health, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine currently serving of the Institute’s Board of Global Health.

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