Lotan’s work focuses on the involvement and empowerment of ECPC’s members and partners in policy and research. Lotan ensures that the citizens, including patient voices, are heard, recognised and well-represented. Furthermore, he is committed to translating complex relevant content into engaging content that our members, partners, cancer patients and their informal caregivers can process effectively, along with the ECPC policy and communication teams.
Lotan is passionate about public health. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Health Policy and Management (2015) and his Master’s of Public Health (MPH) (2017-2018) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er Sheva (BGU), Israel. During his career, he enthusiastically led academic and community-based health promotion initiatives on both local and national scales dealing with the development of relevant models rooted in social epidemiology and inequalities in health. In 2019 Lotan was accepted as a Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow within the EU-funded TRANS-SENIOR training and research program, where he obtained his PhD in Biomedical Science in Belgium (KU Leuven). His PhD research focused on empowering older people and informal caregivers in transitional care decision-making.
Lotan believes that informed policy decision-making, knowledge translation, and fruitful relationships between policymakers, researchers, healthcare professionals and citizens (including patients) are prerequisites to beating cancer. He also believes that cancer should be prevented and treated holistically, considering a broad public health perspective while underlying the social determinants of health.
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Your donations not only help us to empower the cancer patient community and make a positive difference to healthcare, treatment and accessibility, but also enable us to:
ensure our members are engaged and feel part of an active community through information, training, unique resources, tools, opportunities and networking at a national and European level
legitimise our position of cancer patient representatives before decision-makers
build a reputation as a cancer patient expert within the scientific community
find partners sharing the same vision, values and goals to work together on projects
get the media’s attention in order to publish and disseminate our messages