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Robert  Bernstein

Adjunct Assoc Professor

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Global Health

A performance-driven Public Health Physician with more than 30 years of successful professional experience that includes leadership, management, performance evaluation, teaching, and mentoring skills in Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Applied Epidemiology, Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Surveillance and Control, Environmental & Occupational Safety & Health. This includes extensive experience in Outbreak Investigation & Control, Health Literacy & Health Equity/Inclusiveness Communications, Academia, Public-Private Partnerships, Epidemiological and Pharmacological Surveillance, Preparedness and Response for Emergencies, Health Systems Development, and Capacity-building in the USA, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Extensive experience in monitoring, evaluating, and recommending Lean Six Sigma-based improvements in the design, management, performance, quality, and results of the public health, medical, nursing, pharmaceutical, and laboratory policies, programs, systems, and practices of USA states (Florida and California), and Ministries of Health in numerous low-, middle- and high-income countries. I have had highly successful high-profile assignments that included briefings for the CDC Director, the US President, the FEMA Director, and assistance for other top leaders of US and international government organizations, universities, and non-government community-based and faith-based partners, as well as with bilateral agencies (USAID and CDC), multilateral agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, ADB, and the World Bank), non-government agencies (Doctors Without Borders), and private sector agencies (Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, Wyeth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals).

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Contact Information

14 Marlin Ct

CHICO , CA 95973

Phone: 17706331740



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Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • Evaluation
  • Health Management
  • Health Services Research
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response


  • MD 1977, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • PhD 1971, Pennsylvania State University
  • MPH 1979, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • AB 1965, University of Pennsylvania
  • Public Health & Preventive Medicine 1987, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Affiliations & Activities

Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine

Member of APHA, APTR, and American Evaluation Association

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Alum