The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research was founded in 1991 in order to promote extensive epidemiological research on major chronic diseases and also, to assist in the formulation of national health policy. The Institute aims to serve as a national research setting for the study of epidemiology and health policy, striving to influence health policy in Israel and assisting in its development. The institute also leads in innovative ideas related to the integration of health and society. In addition, the Israel Center for Disease Control and the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research are both located in the Gertner building. Thereby, the Gertner Institute constitutes a focal point for researchers in the field of health policy research. The Gertner Institute is part of the Research Fund of the Sheba Medical Center, one of the world’s top ten hospitals, according to Newsweek.
Moran Bodas, MPH, PhD
Dr. Moran Bodas is the acting director of the Israel National Center for Trauma & Emergency Medicine Research, Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research. In addition, he is a lecturer at the School of Public Health’s Department of Emergency Management & Disaster Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is also a faculty member at the PhD Program in Global Health, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Medicine and the European Master in Disaster Medicine, both at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy. Dr. Bodas holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, a Master in Public Health (MPH) with emphasize in emergency and disaster management, and a PhD in Disaster Management, all from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Successfully completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) in Novara, Italy.
Ms. Arielle Kaim
Ms. Arielle Kaim is a researcher at the Israel National Center for Trauma & Emergency
Medicine Research, Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research. She also serves as a researcher at the School of Public Health’s Department of Emergency Management & Disaster Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She completed successfully a Masters of Public Health specializing in Emergency and Disaster Management at the same faculty and plans to complete an MD/ PhD in the near future. Her main research interests are various aspects of emergency preparedness and response, risk perceptions and individual and community resilience. Author of several full papers published on peer-reviewed, impacted journals and presented at national and International conferences.
Prof. Kobi Peleg
Prof. Kobi Peleg is the former head of the Israeli National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research in the Gertner Institute, and a full professor and the former head of the Department of Emergency Management & Disaster Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. In this capacity, Prof. Peleg led research and education activities in various fields of trauma, with special interest in mass-casualty events, disasters and terror related injury, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Prof. Peleg served as the Head of the Civil Defense – Medical Brunch, in the 1st “Gulf War”. He served as the head of Operation, Training and Organization of the Israel Defense Force’s Medical Corps, and served in command positions in Israeli Field Hospital to the Armenian earthquake in 1988, the Rwanda civil war in 1995, and the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Prof. Peleg also serves as one of the UNDAC experts. Prof. Peleg was the chief of the IDF military medical school (col.). Prof. Peleg served as WHO consultant for national emergency system, and lead mass-casualty management courses for several organizations and governments such as the WHO, Lombardy MOH and more. Prof. Peleg served as a consultant for emergency and disasters preparedness for private companies, organizations and ministries.
Prof. Peleg lectures disasters and MCI management, disaster medicine and EMS optimization among other related topics at Tel-Aviv University, as well as other higher education institutions in Israel and abroad, including the European Master in Disaster Medicine. Prof. Peleg is a faculty member and visiting Professor in some universities. He published around 100 articles and chapters in leading journals and he is a member in the editorial boards of several journals. Prof. Peleg served as Senior Advisor to the Israeli Minister of Health, and as a member of the executive board of Magen-David-Adom (Israeli EMS).