Ozge Karadag Caman
Dr. Ozge Karadag Caman works as a public health researcher at the Center for Sustainable Development of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. She also holds an "Associate Professor of Public Health" title in Turkey with over 12 years of research and teaching experience in different higher education settings.Dr. Karadag Caman earned her medical degree at Istanbul University, and her MSc and PhD Degrees in Public Health at Hacettepe University in Turkey. She also holds a postgrad degree in health promotion from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Karadag Caman has more than 15 years of experience working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams to conduct research, develop public health policies and programs for different vulnerable/disadvantaged groups, such as young people, refugee/migrant populations, people living with HIV, and persons with mental or physical disabilities. She has worked as a consultant for UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNHCR, IOM, WHO, and EU as well as for different ministries and non-governmental organizations. Her main research interests are vulnerable/ disadvantaged populations and health inequalities, health promotion and education, migrant/refugee health, community mental health, stigma and discrimination, community participation and sustainable development.
In 2018 Dr. Ozge Karadag Caman was selected for the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme and in 2020 she was appointed member of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission’s Secretariat.