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Additional BGU experts and contributors to the Tas​k Force:

Clinical Microbiology and Public Health / Prof. Jacob Moran-Gilad M.D.

Prof. Moran-Gilad is a clinical microbiologist and public health specialist with broad experience in medical administration and emergency management (he is a member of the Dept. of Health Systems Management). He has key positions with the Israeli Ministry of Health, including being a member of the National Advisory Committee for Outbreak Management. Prof. Moran-Gilad also has unique experience in terms of multi-country disease surveillance.

Soroka Clinical Research Center / Prof. Victor Novack M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Novack is the founding director of Soroka Clinical Research Center, affiliated to BGU. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, an attending physician in the Division of Medicine at the Soroka Medical Center, and a Senior Scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Prof. Novack is an Associate and Statistical Editor of the European Journal of Internal Medicine.

School of Public Health / Prof. Nadav Davidovitch M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Davidovitch is the Director of the newly established School of Public Health at BGU. His expertise encompasses both social and environmental epidemiology. He further specializes in health policy, public

health, public health ethics, and preventive measures in epidemiolocal scenarios. 

Communication Studies / Prof. Zvi Reich

Prof. Reich is an expert on several interrelated topics in the fields of mass communication, the media, journalism, and news practices. At various times, he was an expert, external consultant for media strategies, and he advised various Israeli government ministries. He has lectured extensively and his topics include, formation patterns of news and crisis communication, and won an award for a co-authored work, "Emergency Communication Guide for Public Entities."

Health Systems Management / Prof. Avishay Goldberg

Prof. Goldberg is the Chair of the Dept. of Health Systems Management. He is also a Director of the PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research, and a member of the National Council for Logistics in Health Care (the Israel Ministry of Health). He is an active member of several committees dedicated to promote emergency preparedness in Israel.

Medical Anthropology / Dr. Anat Rosenthal

Dr. Anat Rosenthal is a Medical Anthropologist and a member of the Dept. of Health Systems Management. ​Her research focuses on healthcare delivery in resource-limited environments in the developing world. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she participated in a project studying the impact of polio eradication campaigns on primary healthcare services in developing countries. ​ 

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The PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research / Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel  

'PREPARED​' was established in 2009 as a BGU research center with the aim to develop and foster applied research activity in the field of disaster and emergency preparedness and response.  The Center is comprehensive and interdisciplinary, and health-related emergency situations are one of its major areas of expertise.  Prof. Aharonson-Daniel is an acknowledged expert on injury epidemiology and community resilience. She is a full professor in the School of Public Health and Vice President for Global Engagement at BGU. ​