David Vlahov, RN, PhD, FAANDean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Health.
Dr. Vlahov was the founding President of the International Society for Urban Health (www.isuh.org). Dr. Vlahov is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health, has edited three books on urban health. He is the Dean and Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to this, Dr. Vlahov led epidemiologic studies in Baltimore, Harlem and the Bronx, which have served as a platform for subsequent individual- and community-level intervention studies and community based participatory research to address social determinants of health. This work has contributed new knowledge to promote health equity. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Medical School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to develop their programs in urban health, and served an expert consultant to the WHO’s Urban Health Center in Kobe, Japan. He served on the New York City Board of Health. He has published over 645 scholarly papers. In 2011 Dr. Vlahov was both elected to the Institute of Medicine currently serving of the Institute’s Board of Global Health. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and The New York Academy of Medicine.