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Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg

Senior lecturer with tenure, School of Public Health, University of Haifa
Head of the Health Promotion Program
Founding Director of the Health and Risk Communication Research Center
Associate Editor Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness


 

 

Education

BA (Summa Cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1997
PhD (With Distinction), Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 2002
Post-Doc, Awarded the Vidal Angel Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research against Hate and Bigotry, The Minerva Center for Human Rights, The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2006

 

Areas of Research

Entertainment-education, health and risk communication, social marketing, persuasive communication, health-promotion programs and qualitative research.


Scholarships and Awards
President and Rector Award for Winning Research Grants, University of Haifa, 2010.
Excellent Faculty Lecturer, University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, 2010.
Researchers' Grant, Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel-Aviv University, 2006.
Vidal Angel's Post-Doctorate Scholarship Award, The Minerva Center for Human Rights, The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2005.
The ICATS Award for Best Papers, Helsinki University, Finland, 2001.
The Wolf Foundation Award for PhD Students, Jerusalem, 2000.
Buchmann Award for Excellence for PhD Students, Tel-Aviv University, 1999-2001.
Aaroni Award for Excellence in Studies, Tel-Aviv University, 1998.
Dean's List Award, Tel-Aviv University, 1997.
Dean's List Award, Tel-Aviv University, 1995.
 

Books

 
9781138186064.jpgGesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y. (2016). Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media. Oxon and New York: Routledge Studies in Public Health.
 

 

 

 



cover24.jpgGesser-Edelsburg, A.Guttman, N.,Israelashvili, M.(2011).Peacand Tolerance Encouragement among Youth by Using Theatre: Are Educational Plays an Important and Effective Tool? Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University, the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research. (In Hebrew).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
אישונים מדברים.jpgGesser-Edelsburg, A., Ran, T. (1998). Talking Pupils.  Or Yehuda: Hed-Arzi Publishing House. (In Hebrew).
 
 
 



 

 

Refereed articles
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Birman, Y. (2017. Epub August 17, 2017). Does the transformation of dietetics from counselling to therapy also apply to the physical and therapeutic environment? Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Adebayo, G., Neumark, Y., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Abu Ahmad, W., Levine, H. Zika pandemic online trends and health risk communication. (2017). BMJ Global Health. Vol. 2(3): e000296.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Fridman, T., Lev-Wiesel. R. (2017). Edutainment as a strategy for discussing sexual abuse in in children aged 5-8. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Abed Elhadi Shahbari, N. (2017). Decision-making on terminating pregnancy for Muslim Arab women pregnant with fetuses with congenital anomalies: maternal affect and doctor-patient communication. Reproductive Health. Vol. 14(49).
Sznitman, S.R., Bord, S., Elias, W., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shiftan, Y., Baron-Epel, O. Cross-cultural validity in self-reported alcohol use. (2017). European Addiction Research. Vol. 23:71-76
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shalayeva, S. (2017). The internet as a source of long term and real time professional, psychological and nutritional treatment: Qualitative case study among Israeli former Soviet Union immigrants. Journal of Medical Internet ResearchVol. 19(2):e33.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y., Hayek, S., Aassaraf, S., Lowenstein, L. (2017). Despite awareness of recommendations, why don’t healthcare workers immunize pregnant women? American Journal of Infection Control.
Sznitman, S.R., Bord, S., Elias, W., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shiftan, Y., Baron-Epel, O. (2017). Examining the sociocultural sensitivity of subjective drunkenness: Comparing Arab and Jewish Israeli pub patrons. Drug and Alcohol Review.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Walter, N., Shir-Raz, Y., Sassoni Bar-Lev, O., Rosenblat, S. (2016). Behind-the-scenes of parental decision-making discourse regarding childhood vaccination. American Journal of Infection Control.
Elias, W., Bord, S., Baron-Epel, O., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shiftan, Y. (2016) Factors influencing the decision to engage in alcohol-impaired driving among Arab-Israeli youthsTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y. ( 2016). Communicating risk for issues that involve "Uncertainty Bias": What can the Israeli case of water fluoridation teach us? Journal of Risk Research.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y., Sassoni Bar-Lev, O., Green, M.S. (2016). Outbreak or epidemic? How Obama's language choice transformed the Ebola outbreak into an epidemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health PreparednessVol. 10(4):669-673.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shbat, S. (2016). A Qualitative study of the integration of Arab Muslim Israelis suffering from mental disorders into the normative community. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Walter, N., Shir-Raz, Y. (2016). The "new public" and the "good ol' press": Evaluating online news sources during the 2013 polio outbreak in Israel. Health Communication.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y., Haiek, S., Sassoni Bar-Lev, O. (2015). What does the public know about Ebola? The public's risk perceptions regarding the current Ebola in an as-yet unaffected country.  American Journal of Infection ControlVol. 43(7):669-675.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y. (2015). Science vs. fear: The Ebola quarantine debate as a case study that reveals how the public perceives risk. Journal of Risk Research.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Walter, N., Shir-Raz, Y., Mordini, E., Dimitriou, D., Green, M.S.  (2015). The public sphere in EID communication: Recipient or active and vocal partner?  Disaster Medicine and Public Health PreparednessVol. 9(4):447-58.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Walter, N., Shir-Raz, Y., Green, M.S.  (2015). Voluntary or mandatory?  The valence framing effect of attitudes regarding HPV vaccination. Journal of Health CommunicationInternational PerspectivesVol. 20(11):1287-1293.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Shir-Raz, Y, Green, M.S.  (2014). Why do parents who usually vaccinate their children hesitate or refuse? General good vs. individual risk. Journal of Risk Research.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Mordini, E., Billingsley, M., Stolero, N., James, J.J., Green, M.S. (2015). Risk communication during the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak: literature review (2009-2013) of the methodology used for EID communication analysis. Disaster Medicine and Public Health PreparednessVol. 9(2):199-06.
Meroz, M., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2015). Institutional and cultural perspectives of home birth in Israel. The Journal of Perinatal EducationVol. 24(1): 25–36.
Baron-Epel, O., Bord, S., Elias, W., Zarecki, C., Shiftan, Y. Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2014). Alcohol consumption among Arabs in Israel: A qualitative study. Substance Use and Misuse.
Sznitman, S.R., Bord, S., Elias, W., Shiftan, Y., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Baron-Epel, O. (2014). Examining Differences in Drinking Patterns among Jewish and Arab University Students in Israel. Ethnicity and Health.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Walter, N, Green, M.S.  (2014). Healthcare workers as part of the system or part of the public: Ambivalent risk perception in healthcare workers. American Journal of Infection ControlVol. 42(8): 829-833.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Mordini, E., James, J., Greco, D., Green, M.S. (2014). Risk communication recommendations and implementation during EID: The case study of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health PreparednessVol. 8:158-169.
Endevelt, R., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2014). A qualitative study of adherence to nutritional treatment: Perspectives of patients and dietitians. Patient Preference and AdherenceVol. 8:147-154.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Endevelt, R., Zemach, M, Tirosh-Kamienchick, Y. (2013). Food consumption and nutritional labeling among immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Endevelt, R., Tirosh-Kamienchick, Y. (2013). Nutrition labeling and the Choices logo in Israel: Positions and perceptions of leading health policy makers. Journal of Human Nutrition and DieteticsVol. 27(1):58–68.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2013). Minority identity discourse: The impact of viewing the play 'An Arab Dream' on the identity crisis of Palestinians in Israel. Journal of Language, Identity & EducationVol. 12(2):75-95.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Singhal, A. (2013). Enhancing the persuasive influence of Entertainment-Education events: Rhetorical and aesthetic strategies for constructing narratives. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media StudiesSpecial Issue on Entertainment-Education and Social ChangeVol. 27 (1): 56-74.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Guttman, N. (2012). "Virtual" versus "actual" parental accompaniment of teen drivers:  A qualitative study of teens' views of in-vehicle driver monitoring technologies. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and BehaviourVol. 18: 114-124.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2012). The collective memory of a civil war as reflected in Edutainment and its impact on Israeli youth: A critical reading of consensual myths. Journal of Jewish EducationVol. 78 (3): 254-280.
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Aycheh, S. (2012). Communicating health rights to disadvantaged populations: Dilemmas and challenges in developing a culture-centered model for Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. Health Communication, Vol. 28(6): 546-556.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Zemach, M. (2012). From a fiasco to the Supertanker grand finale: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's crisis communication during the Carmel disaster. Journal of Risk ResearchVol. 15 (8): 967-989.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2012). The Israeli-Palestinian conflict through theatre - qualitative Edutainment study of Israeli high school students. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and PerformanceVol. 17 (1): 83-101.
Guttman, N., Ashkenazi, T., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Seidmann, V. (2011). Laypeople's ethical concerns about a new Israeli organ transplantation prioritization policy aimed to encourage organ donor registration among the public. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and LawVol. 36 (4), 691-716.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., & Endevelt, R. (2011). An entertainment-education study of stereotypes and prejudice against fat women: an evaluation of Fat Pig. Health Education JournalVol. 70 (4), 374-382.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2011). Entertainment-Education: Dilemmas and strategies of Israeli theatre creators regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Journal of Peace EducationVol. 8 (1), 55-76.
Guttman, N. & Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2010).'The little squealer' or 'the virtual guardian angel'?  Young drivers’ and their parents’ perspective on using a driver monitoring technology and its implications for parent-young driver communication. Journal of Safety ResearchVol. 42 (1), 51-59.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Guttman, N. & Israelashvili, M. (2010). An entertainment-education study of secondary delegitimization in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace PsychologyVol. 16 (3), 253-274.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., & Israelashvili, M. (2009). Reshaping the context and personalizing the message penetrate the taboo: A play on a spy who betrayed his state. Democracy and SecurityVol. 5 (1), 51-63.
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., & Israelashvili, M. (2008). The paradox of realism and “authenticity” in entertainment-education: A study of adolescents' views about anti-drug abuse dramas. Health CommunicationVol. 23 (2), 128-141.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Guttman, N. & Israelashvili, M. (2006). Educational drama and the dilemma of ‘false catharsis’: Lessons for theory and practice from a study of anti-drug plays in Israel. Research in Drama EducationVol. 11, (2), 293-311.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2005). Paradoxical outcomes in an educational drama about gang rape:  Ethical responsibilities of practitioners and educators. In Research in Drama EducationSpecial Issue on EthicsVol. 10 (2), 139-158.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2005). The formation of Hanouch Levin’s communication strategies in his work Backside Page. Nefesh Quarterly for Psychology, Treatment, Emotional Fostering and Educational CreativityVol 19-20, 63-73. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2000). Ambiguous backyard games. Teatron - An Israeli Quarterly for Contemporary TheatreIssue No. 3, September 2000, 70-73. (In Hebrew).
 
Chapters in Scientific Books
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. Guttman, N. (2016). The usage of Entertainment-Education in health promotion. In Epel-Baron, O., Daoud, N., Levin-Zamir, D. (eds.) Health Promotion – From Theory to Practice. 195-212. Tel Aviv: Dyonon/ProBook (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. Guttman, N. (2016). The usage of Social Marketing in health promotion. In Epel-Baron, O., Daoud, N., Levin-Zamir, D. (eds.) Health Promotion – From Theory to Practice. 177-193. Tel Aviv: Dyonon/ProBook. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2014). Drama as a rhetorically effective health communication strategy: Risks and benefits. In Kim, D.K., Singhal, A. and Kreps, G.L. (eds.) Global Health Communication Strategies in the 21st Century: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. 134-150. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Group.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2007). Opening a window. In Feiler, Y., Hoogland, R. and Kalle Westerling., K. (eds.). Willmar in the World, Young Scholars Exploring the Theatrical Event. 18-21. Theatre and dance studies, department of musicology and performance studies: Stockholm University.
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2006). Attitydförändringar och politisk teater: En metod för värdering av politisk dramatiks åskådarpåverkan. In Sauter, w. and Feiler, Y. (eds.), Shakespeares Shylock och Antisemitismen. 141-148. Stockholm: Stockholms Universitet. (In Swedish).
 
Articles in Conference Proceedings
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2013). Strategies of persuasion for effectively communicating with the public using websites and social media during emergencies and disease outbreak. M.S. Green and E. Mordini (eds.), Internet-Based Intelligence for Public Health Emergencies & Disease Outbreak:  Technical, Medical & Regulatory Issues, Vol. 105 of NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics. 73-83. Amsterdam: IOS Press BV.
Guttman, N., Aycheh, S., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Avital, M. and Bloch, L.R. (2010). Health rights information from the perspective of Ethiopian immigrants:  Issues, barriers and policy recommendations. In B., Rosen, A. Israeli  and S., Shortell (eds.),  Accountability and Responsibility in Health Care, Issues in Addressing an Emerging Global Challenge. 170-189. Social Support, the 4th International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy. Jerusalem.
 
 
Research Reports
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Zemach, M., Lotan, T., Farah, H., Grimberg, E., Elias, W. (2015). Arab teens - What do they say, how do they behave, and how it is possible to improve their attitudes towards road safety? Final report. School of Public Health, University of Haifa. pp. 156 (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Bar-On, G., Lev, E., Raban, R., Epel, N., Hassman, R.,  Reichman, O., Ziv, L.,  Javetz, G., Stolero, N.,  Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2015). The social and public marketing of the national plan – Efsharibari: Theoretical base, strtategy and implementation. Final report. The Participatory Social Marketing Program. Tel-Aviv University. pp. 347 (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Zemach, M. (2013). Perceptions and attitudes before and after pedestrian crossing campaign. Israel National Road Safety Authority. pp. 49 (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A. Zemach, M. (2013). Youths and their parents' attitudes towards Graduated License Driver (GDL) themes and the implication of GDL campaign on their attitudes. Israel National Road Safety Authority. pp. 51 (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Baron-Epel, O., Hadar, L, Lotan, T. (2013). Intervention programs in schools for road accidents prevention among young drivers - Mapping, characterization and evaluation of their effectiveness. Israel Insurance Association. pp. 303. (In Hebrew).
Baron-Epel, O., Elias, W., Shiftan, Y., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Board, S. (2013). Exploring the factors behind alcohol-impaired driving among Arab young adults in Israel by applying a socio-ecological model. Israel National Road Safety Authority. pp. 78 (In Hebrew).
Bord, S., Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Baron-Epel, O. (2012). Exploring the personal and social factors behind alcohol-impaired driving among young adults in Israel. Israel Insurance Association. pp. 71. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Baron-Epel, O. (2012). Evaluation of the effectiveness of the health messages among youths in the series drama "Haalufa". Maccabi Healthcare Services. pp. 20. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Endevelt, R. (2011). An accompanied Social Marketing evaluation research of the Israeli consumers and professionals' attitudes and perceptions regarding nutrition front of pack marking (Choices Logo).  Choices Israel Organization. (In Hebrew).
Endevelt, R., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. & Karakis, I. (2010). Responses to participation in Tapour Alai Workshop for managing nutrition and physical activity intervention programs in schools – Initial summative report of the parents program evaluation research findings and recommendations towards future program planning of Tapour Alai Program. Report submitted to Israeli Ministry of Health, Israeli Ministry of Education, Haifa Municipality, The Interdisciplinary Clinic Center and School of Public Health, Haifa University, Prolog CSM, Unilever Israel - Telma.  pp. 23. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A.  (2010). Intermediate report on the focus groups, conducted among Tirat Carmel residents for nutrition, physical activity, and stress.  In The Martin and Dorothy Kellner Health Promotion Program. Haifa: The S. Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A.  (2010). Tirat Carmel Project- Professional consulting in Social Marketing.  In The Martin and Dorothy Kellner Health Promotion Program. Haifa: The S. Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. & Linda-Renee. (2009). Health rights’ information needs and culturally appropriate formats and channels to disseminate this information for members of the Ethiopian immigrant population - from their own perspective. Report submitted to The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. & Seidmann, V. (2009). Responses to "additional scoring" to people who sign on organ donation card: Summary report of the qualitative research findings and recommendations towards planning of communication complain regarding organ donation. Report submitted to Israel Transplant, Ministry of Health. pp.55. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. & Inbart, G. (2009). Promoting safer driving among youth by using a tracking and feedback technology on driving events: Attitudes and recommendations of youths and parents. Report submitted to the Or Yarok Organization for Road Safety. pp.333. (In Hebrew).   
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Guttman, N., Israelashvili, M. (2009). Peace and tolerance encouragement among youth by using theatre: Are educational plays an important and effective tool? Tel-Aviv University, the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research. pp.213. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A, Guttman, N. & Friedman, T. (2008). Incorporating health issues in entertainment television programs: The views of Israeli television writers and producers.  Report of the Participatory Social Marketing Program, Tel Aviv University. pp.21. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. & Inbart, G. (2007). The views and experience of families who used a tracking technology in their vehicle to promote safer driving among youth:  Family relations, communication, and perceived advantages and barriers. Report submitted to the Or Yarok Organization for Road Safety. pp.113. (In Hebrew).   
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2007). High Teach Project evaluation report– learning, health promotion and behavior change among youth. Tel-Aviv University, Ministry of Health. pp.8. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2007). Evaluation diabetics prevention film. Tel-Aviv University, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel-Aviv pp. 8. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. Israelashvili, M. (2007). Producing a play that raise issues that concern youth in the frame of community theatre based on formative evaluation model: Belligerence, violence, popularity and sexuality. University of Haifa, Tel-Aviv University, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Immigrant Absorption. pp. 96. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Guttman, N. Israelashvili, M. (2005). Producing a play in the frame of community theatre with accompanying formative and summative evaluation as means of coping with issues that 'are not being talked about' that employ youth: "See Me!". University of Haifa, Tel-Aviv University, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Immigrant Absorption. pp.48. (In Hebrew).
Guttman, N., Israelashvili, M. & Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2004). Theatre plays as means of youth drug abuse prevention. Tel-Aviv University and the Anti-Drug Authority. pp.157. (In Hebrew).
 
 
Abstracts in Refereed Journals
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Endevelt, R., Tirosh-Kamienchick, Y. (2014). Nutrition labeling and the Choices logo in Israel: Positions and perceptions of leading health policy makers. Health Promotion in Israel: An Israeli Journal for Health Education and Promotion, Vol. 5 (June): 45. (In Hebrew).
Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Endevelt, R., Zemach, M, Tirosh-Kamienchick, Y. (2014). Food consumption and nutritional labeling among immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Health Promotion in Israel: An Israeli Journal for Health Education and Promotion, Vol. 5 (June): 46. (In Hebrew).
 
 
Supervision of M.A. Students
Rasha Bougainville. (In Progress). The strategies and manners by which Ritalin is being communicated to the public.
Moonawar  Abed Elhadi. (In Progress). Examining the Israeli Arab society discourse regarding sexual education.
Yeela Nacht. (In Progress). Comparing the public and hydrologist risk perceptions regarding drinking tap and mineral water. (Co-Supervision with Maya Negev).
Rana Hijazi. (In Progress). The presentation of Viagra in Entertainment-Education TV Series.
Ania Shapso. (In Progress). Identifying parents of children aged 0-2 years risk perceptions of toxic chemicals in children's products. (Co-Supervision with Maya Negev).
Suhad Mabjeesh. (In Progress). The Eltroxin affair as a risk communication case study.
Inbal Druker. (2016). Identification and assessment of attitudes and perceptions among adults, physically active in Israeli gyms regarding the use of dietary supplements.
Lina Gurtovoy. (2016). Attitudes and perception evaluation of Israeli consumers regarding environmental labelling, branding and social marketing. (Co-Supervision with Keren Or-Chen).
Galit Kalekshtein. (2016). "Delighting family meal" as a nutritional and emotional combined model for strengthen motherhood and enhancing nutrition and connection between mother and child.
Yael Birman. (2016). The dietitians treatment space and its influence on the communication process between the dietitians and patients.
Osnat Shany. (2016). Attitude and barriers characterization of adopting a clever nutrition from low socio-economic children garden parents point of view. (Co-Supervision with Ronit Endevelt).
Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari. (2015). The barriers for abortion among Arab Muslim Women, following a diagnosis of genetic defect.
Svetlana Shalayeva. (2015). Internet use as nutritional intervention tool according to Israeli-Russian patients.
Talia Fridman. (2015). My body is mine only"! Usage of the edutainment strategy to raise the topic of sexual abuse among young children. The impact of the play "Yael learns to protect her body" on children and parents discourse regarding issues of sexuality and prevention of harm.
Shbat Shbat. (2014). Identifying the barriers in the social marketing process of integrating of people with mental disorders in the Arab (Muslim) community in Israel and ways to reduce them.
Yaara Tirosh Kamienchick. (2013). Evaluation of Israeli consumer's perceptions and positions of front and back of package nutrition labeling. A case study - evaluation of front of package nutrition labeling in Israel. (Co-Supervision with Ronit Endevelt).
Michal Maroz. (2013). Institutional and cultural perspectives of home birth in Israel.
Chen Zarecki. (2012). Evaluation of the effectiveness of the health messages among youths in the series drama "Haalufa". (Co-Supervision with Orna Baron-Epel).
Moran Avital. (2009). Interpellative Theatre: Examination of the ways in which Alternative Discourse Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is conducted in the Contemporary non-mainstream Israeli Theatre. (Co-Supervision with Amal Jamal).
 
  
Supervision of Ph.D. Students
Asia Zrike. (In Progress). Children and youth nutrition marketing campaigns. (Co-Supervision with Ronit Endevelt).
Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari. (In Progress). Risk perceptions and factors explaining Arab parents decision making process towards themselves and their children regarding different vaccination: Children and adult vaccinations. (Co-Supervision with Gustavo Mesch & Rami Grifat).
Shoshi Keisari. (In Progress). The influence of therapeutic processes of playback theatre and life-story group on the mental well-being of elderly people and the community of daily care center and assisted living facilities – a randomized control trail of mixed method research. (Co-Supervision with Yoval Palgi & Dani Yaniv).
Irit Freedman. (In Progress). Education for healthy nutrition among young children – the local-cultural connection. (Co-Supervision with Billie Eilam).
Shiran Bord. (2014). Exploring the factors behind alcohol-impaired driving among young adults in Israel by applying the Behavioral-Ecological Model (BEM). (Co-Supervision with Orna Baron-Epel).
 
 
Supervision of Post-Doc Students
Yaffa Shir-Raz. (2015).