About Me

My research elucidates the changes in social networks in old age and their implications for mental health. I’m also interested in the social contexts of ageism and self-perceptions of aging and the effects of the social environment on cognitive aging.
I’m is the recipient of the Alon Fellowship for excellent new faculty members, Research award of the Israel Gerontological Society, Hebrew University’s President excellence scholarship, the Emerging Scholar Paper on Aging Research Award on behalf of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Aging of the International Sociological Association and the Minerva Fellowship.

Read more about me (in Hebrew)

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Education

2018

Ph.D.
School of Social Work (Gerontology)

Mentor: Prof. Howard Litwin

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2013

M.A.
Neuro-Clinical Psychology

Ben-Gurion University, Israel

2011

B.A., with honors
Psychology & International Relations

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Employment

2019-

present

Lecturer (assistant professor)

Gerontology program, School of Public Health,

Ben-Gurion University, Israel

2018-2019

Post-doctoral studies
School of Social Work (Gerontology)

Mentor: Prof. Liat Ayalon

Bar Ilan University, Israel

2014-2019

Researcher

Israel Gerontological Data Center,

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel