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Dr. Maya Negev's is a faculty member in the School of Public Health, University of Haifa. Her research interest is the science-policy interface of environmental health, with a focus on chemical regulation, climate change and ecosystem services. She also conducts research on science-policy aspects of public health more broadly. She received her PhD from the Ben Gurion University and her doctoral thesis focused on a multicultural approach to environmental policy. She was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, and conducted research on adaptation to climate change in the public health sector at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, during a Daniel Turnberg fellowship. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies.
 
Current projects:
  • Environmental Chemicals in Toys and Baby Products: Quantitative Analysis and Regulatory Assessment. With Dr. Tamar Berman, Dr. Shay Reicher and Dr. Ruti Ardi. Funding: the Environment and Health Fund.
  • Overcoming the Implementation Gap: Fitting Policy Packages for Retrofitting Buildings to Local Authorities in Israel. With Prof. Eran Feitelson, Prof. Eran Razin. Funding: Ministry of Science.
  • Assessment of ecosystem services and human wellbeing in Mount Carmel Biosphere Reserve. With Prof. Ido Izhaki, Dr. Alon Lotan, Dr. Lea Wittenberg, Dr. Shiri Zemah Shamir, Dr. Yusef Hassan, Dr. Daniel Orenstein. Funding: Ministry of Environmental Protection.
  • Environmental exposures and fetal growth: the Haifa pregnancy cohort study. With Dr. Hagai Levine et al. Funding: Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Refereed articles:

Negev M, Berman T, Reicher S, Sadeh M, Ardi R, Shammai, Y. (2018). Concentrations of trace metals, phthalates, bisphenol A and flame-retardants in toys and childcare products in Israel. Chemosphere. 192:217-224.
Negev M, Berman T, Reicher S, Balan S, Soehl A, Goulden S, Ardi R, Shammai Y, Hadar L, Blum A, Diamond ML. (2018). Regulation of chemicals in children's productsHow U.S. and EU regulations impact smaller markets. Science of the Total Environment. 616-617:462-471.
Zarhin D, Negev M, Vulfson S, Sznitman S. (2018). Rhetorical and regulatory boundary work: The case of medical cannabis policy-making Israel. Social Science and Medicine. 217:1-9.
Golan R, Kloog I, Almog R, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Negev M, Jolles M, Shalev V, Eisenberg VA, Koren G, Abu Ahmad W, & Levine, H. (2018). Environmental exposures and fetal growth: the Haifa pregnancy cohort study. BMC public health18(1):132.
Schmidt N, Teschner N, Negev M. (2018). Scientific Advice and Administrative Traditions: The Role of Chief Scientists in Climate Change Adaptation Review of Policy Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ropr.12295
Berman T, Barnett-Itzhaki Z, Reicher S, Ardi R, Shammai Y, Aruas L, Negev M. (2018). Lead in Spray Paint and Painted Surfaces in Playgrounds and Public Areas in Israel:  Results of a Pilot Study. Science of the Total Environment. 637-638:455-459.
Segal E, Negev M, Feitelson E, Zaychik D. (2017). Devising 'Policy Packages' for Seismic Retrofitting of Residences. Natural Hazards. 89(1), 497-519.
Zarhin D, Negev M, Vulfson S, Sznitman S. (2017). Medicalization of cannabis: What does it mean?. International Journal of Drug Policy49, 54-57.​
Negev M, Kovats S. (2016). Climate change adaptation in the reorganized UK public health system: a view from local government. Public Health. 134, 102-104 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.12.001.
Paz S, Negev M, Clermont A, Green MS. (2016). Health Aspects of Climate Change in Cities with Mediterranean Climate, and Local Adaptation Plans. International journal of environmental research and public health13(4), 438.
Negev M. (2016). Improving cleanliness in the public space in Israel. Ecology and Environment (In Hebrew).
Negev M. (2015). Interagency Aspects of Environmental Policy: The Case of Environmental Health. Environmental Policy and Governance. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eet.1700/full.
Negev M, Paz S, Clermont A, Groag Pri-Or N, Shalom U, Yeger T, Green MS. (2015) Impacts of Climate Change on Vector Borne Diseases in the Mediterranean Basin — Implications for Preparedness and Adaptation Policy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12:6745-6770.
Negev M. (2015) Environmental Health Policy: interagency government challenges. Ecology and Environment (In Hebrew).
Negev M, Garb Y. (2014) Toward Multicultural Environmental Education: The Case of the Arab and Ultraorthodox Sectors in Israel. Journal of Environmental Education. 45:143–162.
Negev M, Davidovitch N, Garb Y, Tal A. (2013) Stakeholder Participation in Health Impact Assessment: A Multicultural Approach. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 43:112-120.
Negev M, Teschner N. (2013) Rethinking the Relationship between Technical and Local Knowledge: Towards a Multi-Type Approach. Environmental Science and Policy. 30:50-59.
Negev M, Levine H, Davidovitch N, Bhatia R, Mindell J. (2012) Integration of health and environment through health impact assessment: Cases from three continents. Environmental Research. 114 : 60-67.
Negev M. (2012) Knowledge, data and interests: Challenges in participation of diverse stakeholders in HIA, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 33:48-54.
Negev M, Garb Y, Biller R, Sagy G, Tal A. (2010) Environmental problems, causes and solutions: an open question, Journal of Environmental Education, 41:101-115.
Negev M, Sagy G, Garb Y, Salzberg A, Tal A. (2008) Evaluating the Environmental Literacy of Israeli Elementary & High School students. Journal of Environmental Education. 39:3-20
Sagy G, Negev M, Garb Y, Salzberg A, Tal A. (2008), Trends in Environmental Education in Israel, Studies in Natural Resources and Environment, Vol. 6. [In Hebrew.]
Sagy G, Negev M, Garb Y, Salzberg A, Tal A. (2008) Environmental Literacy: Results of a Representative Sample in the Israeli Educational System, Studies in Natural Resources and Environment, Vol. 6. [In Hebrew.]
 
Refereed book chapters
Negev M. (2016), multicultural policy in education for sustainability. In: Multiculturalism and public policy. Eds.: Ben-Porat G, Yona Y, Bashir B. Van Leer Institute: Jerusalem.
Teschner N, Negev M. (2013). The development of water infrastructures in Israel: past, present and future. In: Shared Borders, Shared Waters:  Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges. Eds.:  Megdal SB, Varady RG, Eden S. UNESCO-IHE. 
Marcinkowski T, Shin D, Negev M, Sagy, G, Garb, Y, McBeth, BM, Hungerford H, Volk T, Meyers R & Erdogan M. (2012). National Assessments of Environmental Literacy. In: International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. Eds.:  Stevenson RB, Brody M, Dillon J, Wals AEJ. Routledge: New York.
 
Policy papers
Negev M. (2014) Environmental health policy: Inter-ministerial aspects. The Hartog School of Government and Policy, Tel Aviv University. Available at: http://socsci.tau.ac.il/government/. In Hebrew.
Negev M, Garb Y, Benstein J. (2009), Promoting education for sustainability in the Arab sector in Israel. Scientific report submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Israel. Available at www.sviva.gov.il. In Hebrew.
 
Negev M, Garb Y, Benstein J. (2009), Promoting education for sustainability in the Ultraorthodox sector in Israel. Scientific report submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Israel. Available at www.sviva.gov.il. In Hebrew.
 
Seto E, Chao C, Dill L, Gilhuly K, Kontgis C, Breslar J, Negev M. (2009) HOPE VI to HOPE SF San Francisco Public Housing Redevelopment: A Health Impact Assessment. Scientific report submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) By the Health Impact Group, University of California, Berkeley.
 
Tal A, Al Hmaidi MS, Gleason J, Mitchell L, Chernaik M, Negev M, Bitterman M. (2007) Draft Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the Governments of the State of Israel & the Palestinian National Authority. Friends of the Earth Middle East, Amman, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv.