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Sharon Sznitman is a lecturer at the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel, where she is engaged in research that examines risk factors related to adverse health outcomes in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Sznitman’s research has focused on adolescent and young adults’ substance use (including alcohol, cigarette and marijuana use), medical marijuana use, mental health, and sexual health, and how these aspects of well-being are affected by individual level risk factors such as personality vulnerabilities (e.g. sensation-seeking and impulsivity) as well as social factors such as culture, school environment, immigration, poverty and mass media. Dr. Sznitman is the program coordinator of the English-language summer program at the School of Public Health. Developing Leaders in Global Health Systems is a joint graduate-level program between the University of Georgia, Center for Global Health, U.S.A., and the University of Haifa, School of Public Health. The goal of the program is to identify and develop a future generation of people who will lead health systems around the world.

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