Associate Professor and Director, Service Learning Academy

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

Dr. Margalit's interests include professional and humanistic behavior in healthcare (including professionalism, provider-patient communication, patient-centered and relationship-centered care); the promotion of collaboration, teamwork and enhancement of quality care (with a focus on interprofessional education and service learning); and care for the underserved, reduction of health disparities, and integration of social justice into healthcare education and practice.

Her medical practice abroad includes participation in a primary health care project in rural Ghana, Africa with the World Health Organization.

Her current clinical service is at OneWorld community Health Center, and The Siena Francis Homeless Shelter clinic.

Courses Taught

  • ICE (integrated clinical experience) lectures: delivering bad News, Professionalism, for first and second year medical students.
  • ICE small group facilitator.
  • M4 Selective PSM-733, Patient- provider relationship and interprofessional care.
  • Cultural competency and professionalism
  • Interprofessional education - UNMC IPE days
  • Multiple guest lectures
  • Service Learning Experience- M2 ICE plus interprofessional students
  • Peer and self assessment as a vehicle for professional development. Program in the Pediatrics
  • Clerkship for third year medical students
  • Email and telephone use in clinical practice. An experiential learning and assessment module - Family Medicine Clerkship for third year medical students
  • EMET (Enhanced Medical Education Track) Care for the Underserved


  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore - department of Social and Behavioral Science
  • MD Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1988-1992
  • B Med Sc., Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1985-1988

Professional Affiliations

  • The Central Group on Education Affairs (CGEA) – AAMC
  • The European Academy on Communication in Healthcare
  • The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
  • The American Public Health Association
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
  • The Israeli Academy of Family Physicians
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Midwest consortium for Service Learning
  • Community Campus Partnership of Health

Contact Ruth Margalit

986075 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6075
Phone: 402-559-7458
Fax: 402-559-3773