Dov Chernichovsky (PhD Economics) is Professor Emeritus of health economics and policy in the Department of Health Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and is a state-appointed chair of the Israeli National Nutrition Security Council. He also serves as a member of the National Health Council as an expert in health economics.
Dov heads the Health Policy Program at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, and serves on the boards of the Israeli Cancer Society and the Association for the Advancement of Education in Israel. Dov is a retiree and consultant for the World Bank, and has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He has also worked as a consultant with major pharmaceutical companies including Teva, Abbvie, and Takeda on innovative approaches for navigating rapidly changing social and medical environments.
Mainly on behalf of the World Bank, Dov worked in Australia, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, and Russia.
Dov is a leading writer on health system finance, organization, and reform. Dov has published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, The Milbank Quarterly, and other major scientific journals. He has been on the boards of several such journals.
Dov was a member of the State Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Health Care System that led to the national health insurance legislation enacted in Israel in 1995, served on other national committees, and was an adviser to the Israeli parliament on health system issues. Dov maintains a leading role in the health policy dialogue in Israel and internationally.
His current major work involves proposals to institute national long-term care insurance in Israel, to improve healthcare in the Israeli Arab population, to reform hospital reimbursement and finance, to use Fuzzy Logic for prioritization of new technologies, to employ Big Data and Machine Learning for risk adjusted (capitation) allocation mechanisms, and to finance and organize the Israeli healthcare with a view towards the future.