Madelon Finkel

Weill Cornell Medical College, USA


Madelon Finkel received her B.A. degree from University College, New York University, NY, USA, an M.S. degree in public administration, and Ph.D. degree in epidemiology and health services research from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of New York University. She presently holds the rank of Professor of Clinical Public Health as well as Course Director for the Department of Public Health. She was named the medical school’s first Director of the Office of Global Health Medical Education in 2004. In 2008, she was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist awarded by the Fulbright Program. Other awards include Excellence in Teaching Award (four times) and the Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentorship. She has been appointed by the Director General of the WHO to the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation. She is a Member of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Finkel has published almost 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals in the area of health care cost management, women’s health issues, and most recently on the health effects of hydraulic fracturing. She is the author of 11 books. Dr. Finkel’s 9th book (on mammography screening) was published in 2005, and her 10th book “Truth, Lies, and Public Health: How We Are Affected When Science and Politics Collide” was published in 2007. She served as Editor of a three-volume text on public health “Perspectives in Public Health: Challenges for the 21st Century” (Praeger Publishing, 2011).

Biography Updated on 16 June 2013

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