Uri Aviram /
Welfare Policy Program Fellow

Prof. Aviram is the Zena Harman Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the Baerwald School of Social Work at Hebrew University.  His academic work focuses on social policy, mental health policy, and rehabilitation of the mentally disabled in the community, and selected aspects of academic training for the social work profession.  He also heads the National Council for the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Disabled in the Community.  In the early 1980s, Prof. Aviram was head of the School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University and in the 1990s, he headed the School of Social Work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  During his many years of work, he earned academic appointments at universities in the USA, Canada and Australia.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California in Berkley, an M.A. in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a B.A. from Hebrew University.  His research has been published in Israeli and foreign academic journals.  His books in the field of mental health include:  “Psychiatric Treatment and Civil Liberties” (with Dan Schnit), “Community Mental Health in Israel” (with Itzhak Levav), “Mental Health Services in Israel” (with Yigal Ginat) and more.