Prof. Yariv Gerber

School of Public Health
Medicine Dean & Assoc. Deans
ביה"ס לבריאות הציבור סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Yariv Gerber
Phone: 03-6409867
Another phone: 03-6409040
Fax: 03-6409868
Office: Sackler School of Medicine, 923


  • Director, Stanley Steyer Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Research
  • Incumbent, Lilian & Marcel Pollak Chair in Biological Anthropology
  • Professor of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv University
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science



Prof. Gerber obtained his Bachelor's degree (cum laude) in Physical Education and Sport Sciences from Wingate College in 1997 and subsequently earned his Ph.D. degree (direct track) in Epidemiology at Tel Aviv University in 2003. After the completion of his Ph.D., he joined the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, Minnesota), for postdoctoral training in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology. In 2006, he returned to Tel Aviv University and joined the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine as a senior faculty member. Dr. Gerber was promoted to Associate Professor of Epidemiology in 2013 and Full Professor in 2016. He also holds the rank of Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Professor Gerber served as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine from 2015-2019 and Director of the School of Public Health at Tel Aviv University from 2020-2023. During his tenure as Director of the School of Public Health, the school was consistently ranked first among all Israeli universities and achieved its highest international ranking ever, according to the Shanghai ranking.


During the last decade, Prof. Gerber 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. Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey (ACSIS).
  4. Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
  5. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. 
  6. The Israeli Longitudinal Study on Aging (ILSA).


Prof. Gerber has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed papers (see publications) and has been the recipient of several prestigious competitive research grants in Israel and abroad.


Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular disease epidemiology
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Advanced epidemiological and biostatistical methods
  • Social and environmental epidemiology
  • Behavioral risk factors
  • Assessment of novel biomarkers


Selected Publications

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

  1. 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(19):2285-92.
  2. 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(2):287-92.
  3. 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(11):2517-22.
  4. Gerber Y, Rihal CS, Sundt TM, Killian JM, Weston SA, Therneau TM, Roger VL. Coronary revascularization in the community: a population-based study 1990-2004. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50(13):1223-9.
  5. 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(25):2382-7.
  6. Gerber Y, Benyamini Y, Goldbourt U, Drory Y. Neighborhood socioeconomic context and long-term survival after myocardial infarction. Circulation 2010;121(3):375-83.
  7. 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(2):162-9.
  8. 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(2):109-16.
  9. Gerber Y, Melton LJ 3rd, Weston SA, Roger VL. Association between myocardial infarction and fractures: an emerging phenomenon. Circulation 2011;124(3):297-303.
  10. 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(10):1006-12.
  11. 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(8):1272-80.
  12. Hasin T, Gerber Y, McNallan SM, Weston SA, Kushwaha SS, Nelson TJ, Cerhan JR, Roger VL. Patients with heart failure have an increased risk of cancer. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;62(10):881-6.
  13. 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(16):1698-9.
  14. Gerber Y, Weston SA, Redfield MM, Chamberlain AM, McNallan SM, Jiang R, Killian JM, Roger VL. A contemporary appraisal of the heart failure epidemic in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 2000-2010. JAMA Intern Med 2015;175(6):996-1004.
  15. Gerber Y, Weston SA, Enriquez-Sarano M, Berardi C, Chamberlain AM, Manemann SM, Jiang R, Dunlay SM, Roger VL. Mortality associated with heart failure after myocardial infarction: a contemporary community perspective. Circ Heart Fail 2016; 9(1):e002460.
  16. Gerber Y, Weston SA, Enriquez-Sarano M, Manemann SM, Chamberlain AM, Jiang R, Roger VL. Atherosclerotic burden and heart failure after myocardial infarction. JAMA Card 2016; 1(2):156-62.
  17. Hasin T, Gerber Y, Weston SA, Jiang R, Killian JM, Manemann SM, Cerhan JR, Roger VL. Heart failure after myocardial infarction is associated with increased risk of cancer. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016; 68(3):265-71.
  18. Cohen G, Levy I, Yuval, Kark JD, Levin N, Witberg G, Iakobishvili Z, Bental T, Broday DM, Steinberg DM, Kornowski R, Gerber Y. Chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution and cancer incidence among 10,000 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions: A historical prospective study. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018;25(6):659-670.
  19. Cohen G, Steinberg DM, Yuval, Levy I, Chen S, Kark JD, Levin N, Witberg G, Bental T, Broday DM, Kornowski R, Gerber Y. Cancer and mortality in relation to traffic-related air pollution among coronary patients: Using an ensemble of exposure estimates to identify high-risk individuals. Environ Res 2019; 176:108560. doi: 10.1016.
  20. Cohen G, Steinberg DM, Keinan-Boker L, Yuval, Levy I, Chen S, Shafran-Nathan R, Levin N, Shimony T, Witberg G, Bental T, Shohat T, Broday DM, Kornowski R, Gerber Y. Preexisting coronary heart disease and susceptibility to long-term effects of traffic-related air pollution: A matched cohort analysis. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2020:2047487320921987


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