Prof. Yariv Gerber

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Prof. Yariv Gerber
Phone: 03-6409867
Another phone: 03-6409040
External phone: 03-6409867
Fax: 03-6409868
Office: Sackler School of Medicine, 923


  • Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • Professor of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv University
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA



Professor Yariv Gerber was appointed Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Tel Aviv University in September 2015. Previously, he served as Academic Advisor for the Master’s Programs in Epidemiology (MSc) and Public Health (MPH) from 2007-2015, and chaired the School of Public Health Thesis Committee from 2011-2013.


Prof. Gerber obtained his Bachelor's degree (cum laude) in Physical Education and Sport Sciences from Wingate College in 1997, and subsequently earned his PhD degree (direct track) in Epidemiology at Tel Aviv University in 2003. After the completion of his PhD, he joined the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, Minnesota) in 2004 where he completed a 2-year postdoctoral training program in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology. In 2006, he returned to Tel Aviv University and joined the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, as Senior Faculty member.


During the last decade, he has been associated with several research groups, including:

  1. The Israel Study Group on First Acute Myocardial Infarction.
  2. The Israeli Ischemic Heart Disease Project.
  3. Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance in Olmsted County, Minnesota.


Prof. Gerber has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed papers (see publications) and has been the recipient of several prestigious competitive research grants in Israel and abroad.


Research interests

  1. Cardiovascular disease epidemiology
  2. Long-term prognosis after myocardial infarction
  3. Preventive cardiology
  4. Advanced epidemiologic methods
  5. Social epidemiology


Selected Publications

Click here for a complete list of Prof. Gerber's Peer-Reviewed Articles. 

  1. Gerber Y, Goldbourt U, Feinberg MS, Segev S, Harats D. Are triglyceride-rich lipoproteins associated with aortic valve sclerosis? A preliminary report. Atherosclerosis. 2003;170:301-305
  2. Gerber Y, Jacobsen SJ, Frye RL, Weston SA, Killian JM, Roger VL. Secular trends in deaths from cardiovascular diseases: A 25-year community study. Circulation. 2006;113:2285-2292
  3. Gerber Y, Jacobsen SJ, Killian JM, Weston SA, Roger VL. Seasonality and daily weather conditions in relation to myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death in olmsted county, minnesota, 1979 to 2002. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;48:287-292
  4. Gerber Y, McConnell JP, Jaffe AS, Weston SA, Killian JM, Roger VL. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase a2 and prognosis after myocardial infarction in the community. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006;26:2517-2522
  5. Gerber Y, Jacobsen SJ, Killian JM, Weston SA, Roger VL. Participation bias assessment in a community-based study of myocardial infarction, 2002-2005. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007;82:933-938
  6. Gerber Y, Rihal CS, Sundt TM, 3rd, Killian JM, Weston SA, Therneau TM, Roger VL. Coronary revascularization in the community. A population-based study, 1990 to 2004. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50:1223-1229
  7. Gerber Y, Benyamini Y, Goldbourt U, Drory Y. Prognostic importance and long-term determinants of self-rated health after initial acute myocardial infarction. Med Care. 2009;47:342-349
  8. Gerber Y, Rosen LJ, Goldbourt U, Benyamini Y, Drory Y. Smoking status and long-term survival after first acute myocardial infarction a population-based cohort study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;54:2382-2387
  9. Gerber Y, Benyamini Y, Goldbourt U, Drory Y. Neighborhood socioeconomic context and long-term survival after myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2010;121:375-383
  10. Roger VL, Weston SA, Gerber Y, Killian JM, Dunlay SM, Jaffe AS, Bell MR, Kors J, Yawn BP, Jacobsen SJ. Trends in incidence, severity, and outcome of hospitalized myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2010;121:863-869
  11. Gerber Y, Koton S, Goldbourt U, Myers V, Benyamini Y, Tanne D, Drory Y. Poor neighborhood socioeconomic status and risk of ischemic stroke after myocardial infarction. Epidemiology. 2011;22:162-169
  12. Gerber Y, Melton LJ, 3rd, Weston SA, Roger VL. Association between myocardial infarction and fractures: An emerging phenomenon. Circulation. 2011;124:297-303
  13. Gerber Y, Melton LJ, 3rd, Weston SA, Roger VL. Osteoporotic fractures and heart failure in the community. Am J Med. 2011;124:418-425
  14. Gerber Y, Myers V, Goldbourt U, Benyamini Y, Scheinowitz M, Drory Y. Long-term trajectory of leisure time physical activity and survival after first myocardial infarction: A population-based cohort study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2011;26:109-116
  15. Gerber Y, Myers V, Goldbourt U. Smoking reduction at midlife and lifetime mortality risk in men: A prospective cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012;175:1006-1012
  16. Gerber Y, Weston SA, Berardi C, McNallan SM, Jiang R, Redfield MM, Roger VL. Contemporary trends in heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction after myocardial infarction: A community study. Am J Epidemiol. 2013;178:1272-1280
  17. Koton S, Molshatzki N, Yuval, Myers V, Broday DM, Drory Y, Steinberg DM, Gerber Y. Cumulative exposure to particulate matter air pollution and long-term post-myocardial infarction outcomes. Prev Med. 2013;57:339-344
  18. Gerber Y, Myers V, Broday DM, Steinberg DM, Yuval, Koton S, Drory Y. Frailty status modifies the association between air pollution and post-myocardial infarction mortality: A 20-year follow-up study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63:1698-1699
  19. Gerber Y, Weston SA, Redfield MM, Chamberlain AM, Manemann SM, Jiang R, Killian JM, Roger VL. A contemporary appraisal of the heart failure epidemic in olmsted county, minnesota, 2000 to 2010. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:996-1004
  20. Lurie I, Myers V, Goldbourt U, Gerber Y. Perceived social support following myocardial infarction and long-term development of frailty. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015;22:1346-1353


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