Ran D Balicer, MD, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Clalit Research Institute
Director, Innovation Division, Clalit Health Services, Israel
Professor, Public Health Department, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, Ph.D., MPH serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In Parallel, he serves as Director of Innovation for Clalit – Israel’s largest healthcare organization. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning of novel organization-wide interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing effectiveness. These include the introduction of innovative data-driven tools into practice – predictive modeling, real-life effectiveness studies, decision support tools, and proactive care models.
Prof. Balicer also serves as a Full Professor and as Track Director in the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. His research is focused on the study of extensive clinical databases in care provision and policymaking, health systems integrated care and quality management.
Prof. Balicer serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare, as an Advisor to Israeli Ministry of Health on infectious disease epidemiology, health policy, and emergency preparedness. He also serves as a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and of the European Federation of Medical Informatics.
Prof. Balicer serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe – including the Region’s Senators Group and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, and healthcare systems integration.