General Information

Institutional Information: Tıp Fakültesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü, Halk Sağlığı Anabilim Dalı
Research Areas: Medicine, Health Sciences, Internal Medicine Sciences, Public Health

Names in Publications: Sabanur Karafilik, Sabanur Cavdar


Dr. Sabanur Cavdar, from Türkiye, graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2010, and gained public health specialty at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty in 2015. While working on improvement of healthcare services during her residency, she completed an associate degree program in healthcare administration and started in the Health Management PhD program. She currently works as an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Istanbul Medipol University’s School of Medicine.

Before joining faculty, she worked at the directorates of the Ministry of Health (MoH) at district and provincial levels in Istanbul. As a team member and unit manager, she worked in coordination and monitoring-evaluation of primary health care services, community health services, R&D and projects in health management, pandemic management for contact tracing and vaccination in vulnerable groups, MoH’s plans and programs on health promotion and prevention at the local level. In addition to working on health information systems, collecting, and analyzing the data, she worked in cooperation with universities both to increase the efficiency of practice and to conduct scientific research. She also participated in international projects as a manager, researcher and consultant. As an acting result of giving great importance to peer education and sharing experience with colleagues, she took roles at the organization of scientific meetings on public health held in her country, and contributed to the primary health care strengthening project of WHO Azerbaijan country office.

Her main interest is in facilitating evidence-based decision making in public health, producing qualified evidence, and improving public health surveillance by applying economic evaluation methods in healthcare and improving health information systems.

During the 22-23 academic term she attended to the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, she increased her theoretical knowledge, expanded her network related to her discipline, and gained experience by professional affiliation hours with the CDC and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII).