Dr. Natalia Bilenko, Faculty of Health Sciences (FOHS), Department of
Dr. Bilenko’s research interests include: air pollution and health outcomes, adverse
pregnancy outcome, childhood hypertension, cardiovascular and total mortality,
gestational diabetes mellitus in Bedouin population, and iron deficiency anemia
and other micronutrient deficiencies in pregnancy, infancy and childhood.
Prof. Assaf Rudich, FOHS, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and
Prof. Rudich’s research interests include: obesity, adipose tissue metabolism and the
adipose tissue contribution to obesity-related diseases, insulin resistance,
and diabetes. He has particular
expertise in adipose tissue physiology and endocrinology.
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Prof. Danit Shahar, FOHS, Department of Public Health.
Prof. Shahar’s research interests include: geriatric nutrition, the impact of
nutritional intervention and eating patterns on health and functional
deterioration, and digestion and microbacteria. She is also a registered
dietitian and an expert in nutritional database management and the development
and validation of dietary assessment tools.
Prof. Iris Shai, FOHS, Department of Public Health.
Since returning in 2004 from a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at
Harvard University’s School of Public Health supported by S. Daniel Abraham
International Center for Health and Nutrition, she has led the international
research group specializing in dietary RCTs. Prof. Shai is a nutritional
epidemiologist with expertise in the epidemiology of diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, and obesity.