Ilona Kickbusch

 

 


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AWARDS & HONORS

  • honorary doctorate, Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenborg, Sweden August 2005
  • Leavell Lecture, World Federation of Public Health Associations. Brighton 2004
  • First recipient of the Aventis Pasteur International Award awarded by the Canadian Public Health Association to recognize contributions to international health
  • Andrija Stampar Award and medal for lifelong distinguished service to public health awarded by the Association of European Schools of Public Health (ASPHER)
  • Salomon Neumann Medal for major contributions to social medicine, awarded by the German Society for Social Medicine
  • Special Meritorious Gold Medal Award by the Province of Vienna, Austria for special
    contributions to the health of the citizens of Vienna
  • Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, UK
  • Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Lecture, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, U.K.
  • VicHealth Award, an award by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne, Australia, for special contributions to Health Promotion.
  • scholarship by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for PhD studies.

Education

  • educated in Germany and India, Abitur 1968
  • Fachhochschule für Bibliothekswesen, Stuttgart , Germany 1968-1971
  • University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1975 M.A. in Political Science and Sociology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Thesis: “Poverty and Social Policy: A Comparison between the U.S.A. and the F.R.G.”
  • 1981 Ph.D. in Political Science and Sociology, magna cum laude
    Dissertation: “Women and Human Services: A Critique of Theories of Service Society.”

Yale University

  • 1998 – 2004 Professor and Director of the Division of Global Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public health, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2004 – Faculty member and lecturer

Fulbright program

  • 2001 – 2002 Distinguished scholar leader, New Century Scholars Program, health in a Borderless World

Positions at the World Health Organization

  • 2003 – 2004 Senior Advisor for Millennium development Goals and health targets
    Pan American Health Organization, Washington D.C.
  • 1994 - 1998 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
    Director, Division of Health Promotion, Education, and Communication
    WHO/HQ in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1990 - 1994 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
    Director, Department of Lifestyles and Health
    WHO/Euro (Regional Office for Europe), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1985 - 1990 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
    Regional Officer for Health Promotion
    WHO/Euro, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1981 - 1984 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
    Regional Officer for Health Education
    WHO/Euro, Copenhagen, Denmark

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