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The Dr. Ali and Rose Kawi Professorship in Mental Health

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Established in 2015 by William Hall Wendel in honor of Dr. Ali A. Kawi

ALI A. KAWI, MPH ’54, DrPH ’56 a Bloomberg School alumni and professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York, is an expert in neuro-psychiatric disorders, psychosomatic research and medical education. He obtained his doctor of medical science degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is also a graduate of New York University College of Medicine’s Psychoanalytic Institute’s adult and child divisions. He earned his DrPH in 1956 and his MPH in 1954 from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kawi has a special interest in child development and pathology, and the prevention of mental health disorders.