The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) congratulates our senior technical advisor, Professor David Bishai, MD, MPH, PhD on his recent election to President of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). The iHEA was formed to increase communication among health economists, foster a higher standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems, and assist young researchers at the start of their careers.
According to Dr. Bishai, the “iHEA congresses have always covered some topics in the economics of injury control. At our next meeting in Boston in 2017 we have a chance to bring this up again because the theme will be “Revolutions in Health”.
Dr. Bishai, who holds a primary appointment in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, works closely with JH-IIRU on our projects, specifically, The Johns Hopkins – Makerere University Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (JHU-MU Chronic-TRIAD) and The Saving of Lives from Drowning, Bangladesh (SoLiD). He is an integral part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program and Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety teams.
On his election to iHEA, Dr. Bishai said, “I ran on a campaign focused on increasing iHEA’s service to members outside of US and Europe. We need to focus on how to help our members do their work in research and teaching health economics.”
Dr. Bishai uses economics to study populations, families, and the ways in which various public health interventions, especially immunization and injury control, affect population health. His current projects focus on the connection between the operations at state and local health departments and improved population health. In additional to his work with JH-IIRU, he conducts work in China, Qatar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
He teaches Introduction to Health Economics; Poverty Economic Development; and Health, Systems Thinking in Public Health at the Bloomberg School. His current projects focus on the connection between the operations at national, state and local health departments and improved population health
Most recently, Dr. Bishai was honored with a Golden Apple Award for Teaching, 2015 and is President-Elect of the Bloomberg School Faculty Senate.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bishai on this well-deserved distinction.