The University of Haifa (UH) is the largest comprehensive research university in northern Israel and the most pluralistic institution of higher education in the country. Founded in 1963, the UH has developed into a world-class academic institution with over 600 experts in Education, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Public Health and Social Welfare, Natural Sciences, including ICT, Sustainability, Energy, Environment, Marine Sciences, Political Sciences and more, that is dedicated to pursuing excellence in academic research and teaching.
Efrat Shadmi
Professor in Nursing and Health Services Research
Efrat Shadmi, RN, PhD, serves as a Full Professor at the Department of Nursing and Vice Dean of Research Affairs at the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Specializing in health services research, her work focuses on understanding the distribution of morbidity and multimorbidity among diverse population groups. She evaluates interventions aimed at improving care integration, equitable healthcare delivery, and its associated outcomes. Dr. Shadmi earned her doctoral degree from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2005. Since 2007, she has also served as a senior policy consultant to Clalit Health Services’ Innovation Division – Health Policy Planning department, contributing valuable insights to non-profit Health Fund initiatives.
Anna Zisberg
Professor in Geriatric Nursing

Prof. Anna Zisberg, PhD, MA, FAAN, is a Full Professor at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing and Director of the Center of Research & Study of Aging at the University of Haifa. Additionally, she holds the position of Affiliated Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA, USA.

Prof. Zisberg’s research primarily focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying changes in functional, cognitive, and emotional status among older adults during health challenges, particularly hospitalization. She also explores the impact of organizational structure and care quality on hospitalization outcomes and the overall well-being of older adults.


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