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Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • The assessment of pain perception and processing;
  • Women’s health, mainly the effect of culture on health outcomes;
  • The health reform process in Israel and the effect of the changes in health care organizations on the development of new managerial roles for nurses.

Education

Degree

Institute

Years

Post Doctorate

Johns Hopkins University  School of Hygiene and Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management

1998-1999

PhD

Medical School, Technion-Israel
Institute of Technology, Haifa

1995-1998

MA

Medical School, Technion-Israel
Institute of Technology, Haifa

1991-1994

BA

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1983-1987

 

Academic Ranks

Rank/Position

Name of Institution and Department

Date

Senior lecturer

University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing

2005 – Present

Lecturer

University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing

2001-2005

Doctoral Instructor

University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing

1999-2000

Instructor

University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing

1997-1998

 

Grants and Awards

Date

Grant

Funding source

Sum

1995

PI: Characteristics of systemic pain perception in women with VVS

Director of Science, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem

$5,000

One year

2000

CI: New management and coordination roles in nursing (with Dr. Anat  Drach- Zahavy and Dr. Anit Somech, PI’s, and Dr. Ada Spitzer, CI)

The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research

NIS 80,000

2001

PI: Pain assessment and personality characteristics in women with chronic pelvic pain (with Dr. Yoav Lavee, PI)

Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies: Dean’s Award for Inter-Faculty Collaboration Study

NIS 10,000

2002

PI: Pain perception in patients with burning mouth syndrome (with Professor David Yarnitsky, PI)

The joint program of the University of Haifa and the Technion

$5,000

2005

PI: Advancement of psychophysics of pain modulation from lab to clinic: Constructing susceptibility profile for appearance of post operative neuropathic pain. (With Professor David Yarnitsky, PI).

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

$220,000 for three years

2006

PI: Mechanisms of pain processing - Painless myocardial infarction patients (with Dr. Doron Aronson PI).

The joint program of the University of Haifa and the Technion

$7,000

2008

PI: Mechanism-based choice of therapy for neuropathic pain: Can treatments' success in neuropathic post-operative pain be coupled to a psychophysical pain modulation profile? (with Professor David Yarnitsky PI).

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

$120,000 for four years

2010

PI: From Vulnerability to Coping: Personal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Perspectives of  Clients’ Violence against Health and Mental Health Care Staff (with Dr. H. Goldblatt, also PI)

University of Haifa Research Authority

NIS 5,000  For one year

2010

PI: From Vulnerability to Coping: Personal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Perspectives of  Clients’ Violence against Mental Health Care Staff (with Dr. A. Drach-Zahavy and Dr. H. Goldblatt, CI’s)

“Kol Koreh” – The Faculty of Social Welfare & Health  Sciences

NIS 6,000  For one year

 

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes:

Date

Scholarship

Sum

1988-1999

Post Doctoral Program Scholarship from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

$20,000

1995-1996

Cheryl Spenser scholarship - Rambam Medical Center scholarship for Academic studies

$3,000.

Publications

Articles

Granot, M., Perelman, R., Sprecher, E., Tenenbaum, G., Barzily, D., & Vardi, P. (1994). The role of beta cell maturity in the development of type I Diabetes Mellitus. Israeli Journal of Medical Science, 22-25.

Ravid. C., Spitzer, A., Tamir, B., Granot, M., & Noam, R. (1995). Internal body perceptions of Ethiopian Jews who immigrated to Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 17, 630-646.

Spitzer, A., Kesselring, A., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., Granot, M., & Noam, R. (1996). Learning about another culture: Project and curricular reflections. Journal of Nursing Education, 35, 322-328.

Granot, M., Spitzer, A., Aroian, J.K., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., & Noam, R. (1996). Pregnancy and delivery practice and beliefs of Ethiopian Immigrant women in Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 18, 299-312.

Eisenberg, E., & Granot, M. (1998). Education for care givers in pain: Do the right thing right. Pain Clinic, 10, 245-252.

Granot, M., Yarnitsky, D., Itszkovits-Eldor, J., Granovsky, Y., Peer, E., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2001). Pain perception in women with dysmenorrhea. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 98, 407-411.

Granot, M., Buskila, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Neumann ,L., & Yarintsky, D. (2001). Simultaneous recording of late and ultra-late pain evoked potentials in Fibromyalgia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 112, 1881-1887.

Granot, M., Yarintsky, D., Fridman, M., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2002). Enhancement of systemic pain perception in women with Vulvar Vestibulitis. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 109, 863-866.

 Granot, M., Lowenstein, L., Yarnitsky, D., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2003). Postcesarean section pain prediction by preoperative experimental pain assessment. Anesthesiology, 98, 1422-1426.

Granot, M., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2003). Psychophysics of phasic and tonic heat pain stimuli by quantitative sensory testing in healthy subjects. European Journal of Pain, 7, 139-143.

Bowie, J., Sydnor Dobson, K., & Granot, M. (2003). Spirituality and care of prostate cancer patients: A Pilot Study. Journal of the National Medical Association, 95, 951-954.

Drach-Zahavy, A., Somech, A., Granot, M., & Spitzer, A. (2004). Can we win them all? Benefits and costs of structured and flexible innovation-implementations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 217-234.

Granot, M., Goldstein-Ferber, S., & Azzam, Z. (2004). Gender differences in the perception of chest pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 27, 149-155.

Lowenstein, L., Vardi, Y., Deutsch, M., Fridman, M., Gruenwald, I., Granot, M., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2004). Vulvar vestibulitis severity – assessment by sensory and pain testing modalities. Pain, 107, 47-53.

Granot, M., Friedman, M., Yarnitsky, D., Tamir, A., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2004). Primary and Secondary Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Systemic pain perception and psychophysical characteristics. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 191, 138-142.

Granot, M., Zimmer, E.Z., Friedman, M., Lowenstein, L., & Yarnitsky, D. (2004). Association between quantitative sensory testing, treatment choice and subsequent pain reduction in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Pain, 5, 226-232.

Baron-Epel, O., Granot, M., Badarna, S., & Avrami, S. (2004). Perceptions of breast cancer among Arab Israeli women. Women and Health, 40, 101-116.

Bowie, J. V., Sydnor, K. D., Granot, M., & Pargament, K. L. (2004). Spirituality and coping among survivors of prostate cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 22, 41-56.

Granot, M., & Lavee, Y. (2005). Psychological factors associated with perception of experimental pain in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 31, 285-302.

Goldstein-Ferber, S., Granot, M., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2005). Catastrophizing labor pain compromises later maternity adjustments. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192, 826-831.

Granot, M. (2005). Personality traits associated with perception of noxious stimuli in women with Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Pain, 6, 168-173.

Granot, M, & Nagler, R. (2005). Salivary analysis, pain assessment and personality evaluation in patients with oral sensorial complaints. Journal of Pain, 6, 581-587.

Granot, M., & Goldstein-Ferber, S. (2005). The roles of pain catastrophizing and anxiety in the prediction of post-operative pain intensity: A prospective study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 21, 439-445.

*Goldblatt, H., & Granot, M. (2005). Domestic violence among Druze women in Israel as reflected by health status and somatization level. Women & Health, 42(3), 19-36. [Impact factor 0.613, 12/28, Women Studies]

*Goldstein-Ferber, S., & Granot, M. (2006). The Association between Somatization and Perceived Ability: Roles in dysmenorrhea among Israeli Arab adolescents. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 136-142.

*Lowenstein, L., Granot, M., Tamir, A., Glik, A., Deutsch, M., Jakobi, P., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2006). Efficacy of suppository analgesia in postabortion pain reduction. Contraceptive, 74, 345-348.

*Granot, M., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Nir, R.R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2006). Contact heat-evoked temporal summation: Tonic versus repetitive-phasic stimulation. Pain, 122, 295-305.

*Strulov, L., Zimmer, E.Z., Granot, M., Tamir, A., Jakobi, P., & Lowenstein, L. (2007). Pain catastrophizing, response to experimental heat stimuli, and post–cesarean section pain. Journal of Pain, 8, 273-279.

*Granot, M., Khoury, R., Berger, G., Krivoy, N., Braun, E., Aronson, D., & Azzam, Z.S. (2007). Clinical and experimental pain perception is attenuated in patients with painless myocardial infarction. Pain, 15;133(1-3):120-7.

*Granovsky, Y., Granot, M., Nir, R.R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2008). Objective correlate of subjective pain perception by contact heat evoked potentials. Journal of Pain, 9(1), 53-63.

*Granot, M., Weissman-Fogel, I., Crispel, Y., Pud, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2008). Determinants of endogenous analgesia magnitude in a diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC) paradigm: Do conditioning stimulus painfulness, gender and personality variables matter? Pain 136(1-2),142-149.

*Yarnitsky, D., Crispel, Y., Eisenberg, E., Granovsky, Y., Ben-Nun, A., Sprecher, E., Best, L.A., & Granot, M. (2008). Prediction of chronic post-operative pain: pre-operative DNIC testing identifies patients at risk. Pain 15, 138(1), 22-8.

*Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Admi, H., & Drach-Zahavi, A. (2008). The experience of being a shift manager in a hospital ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63, 45–53. [Impact factor 1.442, 4/42, Nursing]

* Weissman-Fogel, .I.,  Granovsky, Y.,  Crispel, Y.,  Ben-Nun A.,  Yarnitsky, D., & Granot, M. (2009). Enhanced pre-surgical pain temporal summation response predicts post-thoracotomy pain intensity during the acute postoperative phase. Journal of Pain

* Granot M. (2009). Can we predict persistent postoperative pain by testing preoperative experimental pain? Review article. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 22:425-30.

* van Lankveld J.D.M, Granot M,. Weijmar Schultz WCM,. Binik YM, Wesselmann U, Pukall CF, Bohm-Starke N, Achtari C. (2010). Women’s sexual pain disorders. Journal of Sexual Medicine. ;7(1 Pt 2):615-31.

* Landau R, Kraft JC, Flint LY, Carvalho B, Richebé P, Cardoso M, Lavand'homme P, Granot M, Yarnitsky D, Cahana A. (2010). An experimental paradigm for the prediction of Post-Operative Pain (PPOP). J Vis Exp. 2010 27;(35). pii: 1671. doi: 10.3791/1671.PMID: 20107427

* Halpern, O., Raz, I., Ben-Gal, L., Weizman,  Z., Or-Chen, K, Granot, M. (2010). Prediction of Perineal Trauma During Childbirth by Assessment of Striae Gravidarum Score. Journal of Obstetric and Gynecology Nursing; 39;292-297.

Yarnitsky, D., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Bouhassira, D. Edwards, RR., Fillingim, BR. Granot M., Hansson, P., Lautenbacher, S., Marchand, S., Wilder-Smith, O. (2010). Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM): recommendations on terminology and practice of psychophysical DNIC testing. European J Pain. 14(4). 339.

Nisenblat, V., Engel– Eger, B., Ohel, G., & Granot, M. (2010). The association between supra-physiological levels of Estradiol and response pattern to experimental pain. European Journal of Pain. 14(8):840-6.

Granot M, Zisman Y, Ram E, Goldstick O, Yovell Y. (2010). Characteristics of

attachment style in women with dyspareunia. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (in press).

Articles or Chapters in Books which are not Conference Proceeding:

*Yarnitsky, D., & Granot, M. (2006). Quantitative Sensory Testing. In F. Cervero & T. Jensen (Eds.), Handbook of clinical neurology (pp. 395-407). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Articles in Conference Proceeding:

Granot, M., Perelman, R., Kanter, Y., Abraham, G., Barzilai, D., & Vardi, P. (1992). The Reaction to early glucose administration of young NOD mice. Diabetes, 41, (Supp. 1), 36A.

Zaslansky, R., Sprecher, E., Granot, M., & Yarnitsky, D. (1998). Laser evoked potentials and the p300 wave. Proceedings of the 6th International Evoked Potential Symposium, 165, pp.

*Granot,  M., Pud, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Krispel, J., & Yarnitsky, D. (2006). Enhanced diffuse noxious inhibitory control in males does not depend on the modality of conditioning stimulus. European Journal of Pain, 10 (Supp 1), S73.

*Granovsky, Y., Granot, M., Nir, R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2006). Objective measurement of subjective pain perception by contact heat evoked potentials. European Journal of Pain10 (Supp 1), S72-S73.

* Yarnitsky, D., Crispel, Y., Pud, D., Weissman-Fogel, I., & Granot, M. (2007). Presence of conditioning pain but not its degree or modality determines DNIC extent. Neurology, 68 (Supp.1). A69.

*Yarnitsky, D., Crispel, Y., Granovsky, Y., Eisenberg, E., Ben-Nun, A., Best, L., & Granot, M. (2007). Prediction of chronic post-operative pain by pre-surgical testing of pain modulation. The Journal of Pain (Supp.1), 8, S78.

Other Scientific Publications:

Pud, D. Granot, M., Spitzer A., & Eisenberg, E. (1999). Cancer pain management – A new model for teaching in nursing students. Oncology Nursing, 3, 5-7. (in Hebrew).