Prof. Michael Friger

Prof. Michael Friger Profile

Ph.D. 1986

Department : Public Health
Room : 509
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mathematics, statistics, bio statistics, epidemiology, environmental health


  • B.A., M. A. - Tomsk State University, Tomsk, USSR,
  • 1986 Ph. D. - Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, USSR.

Research Interests

  • Specialty: Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics Mathematical Statistics, mathematical models for health sciences, Time Series Analysis, pollution and meteorological factors and geo-physical changes. Methods of data analysis.

Research Topics

  • Environmental Health effect(air-pollution, water and so on)
  • Affect of meteorological factors on health
  • Climate change health effect
  • Statistical analysis of the specific topics in any branches of medicine epidemiology and biology;

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Statistical analysis in epidemiology and medicine
  • Mathematical and statistical modeling
  • Regression analysis
  • Time series analysis
  • General modeling theory
  • Environmental epidemiology.

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Published more than 120 per-reviewed papers and more than 130 conference presentations. Grants awarded by National Institute of Health( NIH-NCI) USA, Environmental and Health Fund, Israel(EHF), Israel Science Foundation, European Community , Israel Ministry of Health, Israel Ministry of Science, Israel Institute for Health Policy, Dead Sea Research Center.

Existing collaborations

  • Geographical Department, BGU (Prof. D. Blumberg, Dr.
  • Katra);
  • Mathematical Department, BGU(Prof. B. Rubshtein, Prof. L Berezansky)
  • Epidemiology Dept. of Tel Aviv University(Dr. C. Peretz)
  • Mathematical Dept. of Bar Ilan University(Prof. G. Soifer)
  • Institute of Hygiene , University of Dusseldorf, Germany(U. Ranft)
  • Harvard university, Boston,USA(Prof. J. Schwartz)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA(Prof. J. Samet)
  • Soroka University Hospital, BGU(Prof. Y. Sheiner, Prof. A. Tal, Prof. S. Odes).

Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

  • Environmental health effects (clinical medicine, epidemiology, statistics, geography);
  • Climate change health effects(clinical medicine, epidemiology, statistics, geography);
  • “ One Health”- study of common environmental effects of humans and animals(clinical medicine, epidemiology, statistics, geography,veterenary)
  • Any projects requested serious statistical analysis.