Prof. Leah (Laura) Rosen was born in the U.S. and immigrated to Israel in 1986. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Public Health at Hebrew University. Before coming to Tel Aviv University, she was the National Coordinator of Healthy Israel 2020, Israel’s health targeting initiative. She is a member of the Israel National Council for Smoking Prevention, and a former member of the Israel National Council for Health Promotion and the Public Committee for Reduction of Smoking and its Damages. Prof. Rosen is the former Chair of the Department of Health Promotion.
Prof. Rosen’s primary career goal is to contribute to public health at the national and global levels by conducting research, advancing public health research methods and evidence-based health policy, as well as by teaching and mentoring students. She focuses on methodological issues of public health and health promotion research, including understanding and improving the evidence base for public health policy, systematic reviews and rigorous evaluation of health promotion interventions. Dr. Rosen's primary area of research is in tobacco control, particularly in the areas of tobacco smoke exposure and policy, and contributing to the evidence base for a smoke-free society.