Professor Abraham (Avi) Israeli is the Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Health, and the Head of the Health Policy, Health Care Management and Health Economics Department at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Medicine. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research.
Prior to this, he was the Director General of the Israel Ministry of Health (2003-2009) and the Director-General of Hadassah Medical Organization (1998-2001).
He holds the Dr. Julien Rozan Chair of Family Medicine and Health Promotion at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (since 1996) and teaches there regularly.
Professor Israeli chaired the national committee to update the Israeli national standard basket of health services and many more national and international committees.
Professor Israeli received his medical degree and his master in public health from the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and in Health-Care Management at Hadassah University Hospital and has certification in both specialties. He received his Master’s Degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Boston.
His scientific activities are related to applied, methodological and theoretical research in the fields of health policy, health care management, and the epidemiological, economic, social and cultural basis for decision-making.
His publications deal with the translation of academic knowledge and inputs from the field into policy setting and decision-making processes.