The Weissman Professor of Precision Medicine at the Technion; the Chairman of Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology at Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, and Director of Clalit National Cancer Control Center and advisor of the Clalit Personalized Medicine Program; am an elected member of the National Israeli Academy of Scientific Medicine. I earned my M.D. degree from Ben-Gurion University, and Ph.D. degree from the SPH, UNC Chapel Hill. I am a public health expert and a molecular epidemiologist with particular interest in cancer predisposition and gene-environment interactions. With 370 publications, based on large-scale case-control studies with some 50,000 participants of colorectal, breast, lung, gynecological and pancreatic cancers. I am coordinating the national cancer screening programs and am studying unique cancer founder mutations patterns in a clinical service with 3500 carriers. I am currently concentrating on translational research on moving knowledge in molecular/precision medicine into service in primary care facilities.
Combined Utilization of Precision Medicine Technologies in Primary Clinics
A project is underway to study the implementation of advanced genomic, microbiomic, proteomic and sensor technologies in a primary care clinic in Israel, evaluating the response of the target population, of the clinic's medical team, the clinical effort involved and the bioinformatic interpretation of mega amounts of data per participant.