Dr. Bruria Adini
head of the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in the Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Adini is the head of the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in the Tel Aviv University. Dr. Adini has a PhD in management of health systems. She is involved in both field and academic activities, facilitating research of challenges identified in preparing for and managing varied emergency situations and implementing the findings to promote effective management of emergencies and disasters. She is involved in planning and implementation processes aimed at ensuring effective response to different hazards that pose a risk, including in studying, teaching, and validating policies. Dr. Adini serves as a board member of the Local Authorities Confronting Disasters and Emergencies (LACDE), Science Training Encouraging Peace – Graduate Training Program (STEP GTP), the National Forum of Emergency Management, as well as a member of the Israeli National Council for Trauma and Surgery. She previously served for two periods as a board member of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), and Dr. Adini specializes since 1987 in emergency preparedness and response of healthcare systems for mass casualty events and disasters. She served in the Medical Corps for 17 years including 4 years as head of the emergency hospitalization branch, responsible for the emergency preparedness of all general hospitals. For 3 years headed the Emergency Hospitalization Department in the Ministry of Health (MOH). Since 2000, serves as a senior consultant of the MOH on emergency management. Dr. Adini directed on behalf of the MOH, Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) various training courses, aimed at developing and enhancing emergency management competencies among healthcare personnel. 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.