Mendel E. Singer, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Education

Dr. Mendel E. Singer plays a significant role in the department leading the development and promotion of graduate programs, which have grown considerably under his direction. In addition to his oversight and teaching responsibilities, his own methods research focuses on innovative use of electronic health records for evidence based medicine and public health and cost-effectiveness analysis in developing nations. His research has focused on the medical areas of opioid overdose, infectious disease and sexual assault.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

PAST 452 Evidence-Based Medicine:
Biostatistics Module, Physician’s Assistant Program

Research Information

Research Interests

Content Areas

  • Public and population health
  • Infectious disease
  • Opioid overdose
  • Health outcomes research
  • Evidence-based public health and medicine


  • Using electronic health records for health outcomes research
  • Using electronic health records for prevention
  • Using electronic health records for comparative and cost-effectiveness research
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis for public health issues

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association
American Medical Informatics Association
American Statistical Association (Risk Analysis section)


Find Dr. Singer's publications here



Operations Research
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Operations Research
Case Western Reserve University
Rutgers University

Additional Information


Student and mentee totals, over Case Western Reserve University career/full academic career:

  • Master’s: Over 500 taught, 54 mentored (11 MS Thesis, 43 MPH Capstone) 
  • PhD: 8 mentored              
  • A sampling of CWRU PhD graduates’ current careers:  
    • University of Washington 
    • World Health Organization
    • Rand Corporation
    • Makerere University School of Public Health
    • Cleveland Clinic
    • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    • Exact Sciences