Omur Cinar Elci, MD, PhD
Professor, Behavioral and Clinical Medicine
Department of Medical Education
Dr. Elci earned a MD from Ege University School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey; and a PhD in public health from Dokuz Eylul Univeristy School of Medicine Health Sciences Institute. His certifications include: Certification on Higher Education from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center and WHO Project Management Center of Excellence (PMCoE). A global health expert with over 30 years of diverse global experience in teaching, research, and academic management, Dr. Elci distinctions include establishing the designation of two United Nations Collaborating Centers as the first in the Caribbean region: WHO Regional Collaborating Center for Environmental and Occupational Health in 2011, and the UN Framework Convention Change Regional Collaboration Center in 2012. He comes to WAUSM from the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, where he held the role of Takeda Chair in Public Health. His additional professional experience includes: senior consultant epidemiologist at the WHO Refugee Health Program in Turkey; adjunct professor and co-director of the Office of Experiential Learning at City University of New York School of Public Health and Health Policy; and a global health consultant for Global Health and Safety Consulting LLC in New York.