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About Me

I am a professor at the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences in Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and a licensed clinical psychologist. In my research, I focus on how older adults cope with the aging and dying processes, especially after exposure to adverse and traumatic events and their intergenerational transmission. In my works, I examine the effects of the aging and dying processes on health, using both objective (chronological age and years to death) and subjective (subjective age and subjective nearness to death) indices of development.


  1. Intergenerational transmission of trauma: Holocaust survivors, second and third generation 
  2. Trauma and aging
  3. Subjective perceptions of aging

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2005Aug 2010

Award Date: 30 Aug 2010

Master's Degree, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2003Aug 2007

Award Date: 30 Aug 2007

Bachelor, University of Haifa

Oct 1999Oct 2003

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003


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