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Stav Shapira, MHA, PhD, is a lecturer at the school of public health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her main research interests are disaster resilience, disaster epidemiology, and vulnerable populations in emergencies (e.g., older persons, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities). She specializes in mapping these populations' unique health and social care needs in times of crisis, in parallel with identifying gaps in existing response capacities of organizations and systems, and exploring ways to bridge these gaps to provide optimal care in future emergency events. She employs mixed-methods, community-based, participatory research approach in her work to facilitate the implementation of scientific knowledge into policymaking processes and encourage community change.

Her work had been published in leading journals in the fields of public health, health policy, emergency management, and disaster risk reduction.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


External positions

Member of The Israeli National Geriatric Council

2022 → …


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Digital coping
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Disaster resilience
  • Disaster epidemiology


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