Ayse Emel Onal
Ayşe Emel Önal is a medical doctor, public health specialist, and professor. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University in 1985. After experience in public hospital emergency medicine, health center medicine, maternal and child health, and family planning medicine, Dr. Önal became a public health specialist at the Medical Faculty, Department of Public Health, Istanbul University in 1995. She became an associate professor in 2005 and a full professor in 2010. Since 2013, she has been head of the Department of Environmental Health, Department of Public Health, at the Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine. Since 2014, she has been working as the director of the Istanbul University Community Medicine Practice and Research Center. Since 2016, she has been the head of the Department of Public Health, Istanbul University, where she also provides training in environmental health. She is a member of the Association of Public Health Specialists (HASUDER) and Environmental Health Group. She has been the vice-chairman of the Public Health Competence Executive Board since 2021. She has more than 200 research articles in national and international journals and papers in national and international congresses to her credit. She has more than 30 international publications in the Web of Science. Fluent in French and English, Dr. Önal\'s main research areas are chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases, epidemiology, gerontology, and environmental health.