Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Prof. Moriah Ellen

Dr. Ellen is currently a Senior Lecturer at Ben Gurion University’s Department of Health Systems Management in Israel. She is also an Assistant Professor (Status) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Canada and Investigator at the McMaster Health Forum in Canada. Dr. Ellen’s primary research interests are health systems and policy, knowledge transfer and exchange, addressing the use of unnecessary health care services, and ageing. More specifically, some of her projects have addressed infrastructures needed to support evidence informed policymaking at the organizational level, health system initiatives to reduce the unnecessary overuse of tests, treatments and procedures, and the perceptions surrounding antimicrobial resistance within the public and health care providers. Dr. Ellen has consulted both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ellen has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, books chapters, countless conference presentations and reports for governmental bodies.

Dr. Chandra Cohen-Stavi

Dr. Chandra Cohen-Stavi currently holds a post-doctoral researcher position focused on implementation science and evidence in policymaking with the Department of Health Systems Management at Ben Gurion University in Israel. She is also an Implementation Researcher and Project Manager at the Clalit Research Institute, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her research interests are focused on quality of care for chronic disease management, particularly addressing issues encountered among patients with multimorbidity, diabetes, and mental health conditions. Dr. Cohen-Stavi finished her doctoral degree at the University of Haifa in Israel, with her research focused on guideline concordant care for patients with multiple chronic conditions; and holds a Master’s in Public Administration in health policy and healthcare management from Baruch College in New York. Dr. Cohen-Stavi’s research also focuses on evidence informed policymaking and on data-driven tool development to support clinical practice. Dr. Cohen-Stavi has published several peer-reviewed articles and has presented research on high-risk case identification for complex patients. Additionally, she has worked as the Coordinator of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Non-communicable disease Research Prevention and Control, supporting work promoting the application of electronic health record data for chronic illness monitoring. She has professional experience in both the public and private sectors in healthcare research, finance and life sciences.


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