​​Health and Welfare Services

Models of medical services for the older population; support for informal caregivers; socio-demographic and ethnic differences in geriatric rehabilitation; palliative care services; health and welfare services for various age groups among the older population; intervention programs for promoting health, function, and wellbeing among older people.


Physical and Cognitive Capabilities

Objective tools for assessment of activity, cognitive and executive functions; motor and mental function; mobility, postural control and falls; safety and driving capabilities; balance control mechanisms; physiological changes associated with falls.


Frailty and Disease

Hypertension; osteoporosis; arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases; respiratory infections; Alzheimer’s dementia; Parkinson’s; Hodgkin’s lymphoma; the aging process of persons with intellectual disabilities.



Dietary habits of different ethnic groups among older populations in the Negev area; risk factors for nutritional deterioration; effects of nutritional status on cost and outcomes of hospitalization.


Physiology and Biology​

Physiology of the aging brain; macular degeneration; locomotor system; hormone receptors; bone and calcium metabolism; status of vitamin D and the calcium regulatory system in the elderly; the effects of vitamin D on cognition in the elderly; signal transduction in lymphocytes; the cytokine network; regulation of body temperature; immunity in aging;  oxidative stress; regulation of body temperature and response to thermal stress; cellular senescence; wound healing and fibrosis; genetics and epigenetics of aging, longevity and age-related diseases; systems biology of aging; construction of aging/longevity-related databases; experimental models for life-span extension. 



Evaluation of policies and services for the aged.


Sociology of Health and Psychology

Mental health; The will to live; coping with death and dying; end-of-life care related preferences and practices; quality of life, wellbeing and successful aging; coping with physical, cognitive and social losses; effects of immigration at old age; cross-generation relations; cultural and ethnic differences in quality of life and use of services; effects of being a holocaust survivor on health, quality of life, needs, and use of services; burden of care on formal and informal caregivers.​