Injury Prevention in the Arab Community in Israel: Suggesting a Model for Prevention; Changes in Alcohol Consumption as a Mark of Changes in Society in the 21st Century; How Changes in Society Change Alcohol Consumption
Orna Baron-Epel is a professor at the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health, in the Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences. Baron-Epel initiated and developed the masters health promotion program at the school of public health (MPH). Her research interests are mainly social epidemiology, the social aspects of health behaviors, epidemiology of health behaviors and injury prevention. Many of the studies compare health among the different ethnic groups living in Israel, such as Jews, Arabs and immigrants.
Baron-Epel is the editor of the Israeli Health Promotion Journal and is involved in many research projects such as health and social capital, social support and road accidents, social aspects influencing smoking, physical activity, alcohol abuse and injury. At present Baron-Epel and colleagues are studying the built environment and its association with physical activity and obesity. In addition Baron-Epel has a special interest in injury prevention in the Arab community.