Tel Aviv University School of Public Health is actively working on many of today’s most significant health issues. Research topics includes chronic disease epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, occupational and environmental exposures, emergency and disaster management, women's and children's health, health systems management, managing disease and care of the elderly, among many others. The School utilizes a wide range of research tools that are linked with clinical and laboratory medicine, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and behavioral science methods.


The School has extensive and expanding collaborations with numerous research, clinical, and academic institutions in Israel and worldwide. Findings and advances in the research are used for policy planning and evaluation and to help improve the lives of people locally, nationally, and worldwide.


Affiliated Research Centers

The research initiative of the School of Public Health is greatly enhanced by our partnerships and collaboration with other outstanding research organizations. The school is affiliated with four key medical research organizations:


Israel Center for Disease Control (ICDC)
The Israel Center for Disease Control (CDC) - National Disease Control Center was established by the Ministry of Health in 1994. The center presents decision makers in the health system with up-to-date information. The center conducts health surveys, monitoring of infectious diseases, establishes registries for the various diseases, improves and maintains the records, writes publications on the state of the population’s health, conducts courses and trains students and doctors on public health, and provides information to various health professionals.


  Central Virology Laboratories, Ministry of Health (Hebrew Website)
The Central Virology Laboratory at Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is a public health and clinical laboratory for Virology and Environmental Engineering. The Virology Laboratory is the largest in the country and has the highest volume of activity. The laboratory is engaged in a variety of activities and performs about 60,000 different tests each year. The laboratory research focuses on the pathogenesis of viral diseases, viral epidemiology, development and evaluation of diagnostic methods, development of methods to identify viruses in environmental samples, molecular epidemiology, evaluation of anti-viral drugs, and evaluation of anti-viral drugs for disinfection.



Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research
Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research was founded in 2005. Its mission is to provide an organizational framework which encourages and supports health services research in the environment of a healthcare organization with the goal of furthering the health and well-being of both Maccabi members and the Israeli population. Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research is unique in two ways: 1. It is the only Israeli research center within a healthcare provider organization. 2. The research institute functions as a department within the Tel Aviv University School of Public Health. This unique connection between a health provider and an academic institution offers mutual advantages to researchers, students, faculty, physicians and other healthcare professionals.



Gertner Institute
As a national research setting for the study of epidemiology and health policy, the Gertner Institute leads in innovative ideas related to the integration of health and society. The Gertner Institute was founded in 1991 by Prof. M. Shani in order to promote extensive epidemiological research on major chronic diseases and also, to assist in the formulation of national health policy.



Early Phase Clinical Research Center, Tel-Aviv Medical Center


The Clinical Research Center is an early-phase clinical pharmacology unit located at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. It is the first dedicated Phase-I unit in Israel, founded in the wake of increased interest and extent of early phase trials in the country.

The CRC is part of one of Israel’s leading hospitals. The Medical Center houses around 1300 beds and serves a community of over 400,000 people. This university-affiliated hospital is a national and international referral center for all major primary and specialty care services.

The CRC's Expertise include:

  • Study design
  • Protocol development and preparation
  • Design and preparation of Informed Consent Forms
  • Design and preparation of Case Report Forms
  • Preparation of documents and submission to IRB
  • Conducting clinical trials under strict GCP standards



National Center for Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistance

The National Center for Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistance is responsible for directing and coordinating activity in all subjects connected to infection control and prevention in medical institutions, and the issue of antibiotic resistance in institutions and in the community.

The Center acts at a national level to set policy, standards and interventional methods, including the handling of outbreaks, epidemics and emerging diseases. The Center maintains a national database regarding subjects under its responsibility, for the purpose of monitoring, directing, identifying problems and assessing the outcome of interventions.The Center quantifies the incidence, outcome and overall cost of infections acquired in medical institutions and antibiotic resistance, in order to provide a basis for improving the quality and safety of treatment.


School-Wide Research Centers and Forums

Several research centers have been established at TAU School of Public Health to advance public health research.

The Tobacco Control Research Forum was founded to encourage discussion and interaction between Israeli and international scientists who are interested in the field of tobacco control. Seminars, which will be held on an ad-hoc basis at Tel Aviv University, will focus on current issues of debate within the global tobacco control community. The Forum is organized by Prof. Laura (Leah) Rosen, Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.​

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