Press Release: Prof. Nadav Davidovitch appointed Chair of the Health Policy Program at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel

The Taub Center has announced today the appointment of Prof. Nadav Davidovitch to Chair of the Center’s Health Policy Program. Prof. Nadav Davidovitch is an epidemiologist and public health physician and Head of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s School of Public Health. In the past, he has served as Chair of the Department of Health Systems Management at the University and the Center for Health Policy Research in the Negev.

In addition, Prof. Davidovitch is Chair of the Association of Public Health Physicians in Israel, the official Israel representative on the Executive Committee of the European Public Health Association, a member of various committees of the Israeli Ministry of Health including the cabinet of the “Magen Israel” program (a national program for fighting the coronavirus), and a member of various international committees including the Task Force on the Coronavirus of the European Association of the School of Public Health.

Prof. Davidovitch has authored a great many articles and books on the subject of public health, health policy, health economics, health systems management, ethics and sociology of health. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Israel, he  has been involved in research and the formulation of health policy and has advised various agencies in Israel and abroad  on the need to make structural changes in the health system, with an emphasis on social issues and  addressing health gaps.

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch replaces Prof. Dov Chernichovsky, who passed away just a few short months ago, in his role as Chair of the Taub Center Health Policy Program.

“I welcome Prof. Nadav Davidovitch and his appointment as Chair of the Taub Center Health Policy Program – a key program at the Center, especially after this most challenging year. I have no doubt that Prof. Davidovitch will contribute greatly to the Center, and that under his guidance our research in the area of health will continue to thrive, enabling us to continue to influence health policy in Israel for the benefit of Israel’s citizenry,” said Prof. Avi Weiss, President of the Taub Center.

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan socioeconomic research institute. The Center provides decision makers and the public with research and findings on some of the most critical issues facing Israel in the areas of education, health, welfare, labor markets and economic policy in order to impact the decision-making process in Israel and to advance the well-being of all Israelis.

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