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Bio Sketch

Itay Pruginin is RADAR Center senior research associate and Mower Academic Fellow. His professional areas of interest include Shared Traumatic Reality – exposure to adverse conditions effecting clinicians who serve their communities; substance use (i.e., alcohol, tobacco and cannabis) among youth and young adults; and, the impact of meditation on promoting the health and well-being of clients and practitioners. 

  • Dr. Pruginin is a clinical social worker addressing mental health issues in Beer Sheva among underserved populations and with the nation’s Civil Defense – Home Front.