Mendel E. Singer, Ph.D.

Mendel Singer is Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Public Health at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. In his 15 years at Case, he has developed an international reputation as a researcher, with numerous publications in leading medical journals. He has been invited to speak on 5 different continents. His recent work in obesity, done for the Ohio Department of Health, was recognized with an award from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, and was featured prominently in legislation.

In his capacity at Case, he has the opportunity to be engaged in community health interventions, program evaluations and research. He collaborates with leading physician researchers, local public health departments and community organizations and leaders. He has also been active in building native capacity for determining the most cost-effective use of limited resources for health care in developing nations.

Dr. Singer has lived in the Jewish community of Cleveland for over 25 years, and participated on various community boards, such as the Cleveland Jewish Relief Society and the Hebrew Shelter Home, for more than 20 years. He currently serves on the board for the Families At-Risk division of the Cleveland Jewish Family Services Association.

The Jewish Community Health Initiative is the intersection of Dr. Singer’s distinguished professional career and decades long commitment to Jewish community service.