Visiting Faculty Member
Professor Ruti Margalit, M.D., is visiting associate professor and director of community engagement at the department of medical education of the Technion’s Ruth and Baruch Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa. She received her medical degree in 1993 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Hadassah School of Medicine, and is board certified in family medicine, with training in pediatrics and public health. Ruti completed fellowship training in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and at University of Maryland's department of family medicine and behavioral medicine. In 2003-2015, she was an associate professor at the University of Nebraska's College of Public Health and College of Medicine, where she founded and directed the Interprofessional Service Learning Academy, which runs projects in jails, homeless shelter, refugee centers, centers for domestic violence, and underserved neighborhoods. She was also involved in global health projects in India and Africa. In 2015, Ruti became director of research and development and special projects at MSR – Israel Center for Medical Simulation. She later established the "Change a World" program at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine before joining the Technion. Over the years, Ruti has dedicated her career to promoting professional, compassionate health care, while developing unique educational initiatives in healthcare that emphasize teamwork, student leadership, and engagement with underserved populations, to integrate social justice into healthcare education and practice.