Prof. Itamar Grotto

Prof. Itamar Grotto Profile

MD 1994, PhD. 2008

M.Sc committee - member

Department : Public Health
Room : 515
בנין משרדי רפואה ע"ש אליה - M7
Phone : 972-8-6477460
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epidemiology, infectious diseases, environmental health, health policy, health behavior


  • PhD: 2005-2008 - Department of Health Systems Management Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • MPH: 1996-1999 - Braun School of Public Health, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • MD: 1982-1989 - Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel Second degree

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases Public and environmentl health policy

Research Topics

  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Health behaviors
  • Environmental Health epidemiology and policy

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Epidemiological analyses, especially of population based databases
  • Analysis of Public Health Policy and decision making
  • Meta-analysis

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Grotto I, Huerta M, Grossman E, Sharabi Y. The relative impact of socioeconomic status on blood pressure: lessons from a large scale survey of young adults. American Journal of Hypertension 2007;20:1140-1145.
  • Grotto I, Leventhal A. Are WHO/Euro system framework functions applicable to public health services? International Public Health Journal 2009;1:115-118
  • Anis E, Grotto I, Moerman L, Warshavsky B, Slater PE, Lev B. Mumps outbreak in Israel's highly vaccinated society: are two doses enough? Epidemiology and Infection 2011;20:1-8

Existing collaborations

  • Ran Balicer – pandemic influenza policy and prepardeness
  • Tamar Berman – Biomonitoring of environmental exposures

Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

  • Health and Environment
  • Pandemic preparedness and response

Looking for expertise / project

  • i.Exposure assessment for environmental factors and health impact assesment
  • ii. Mathematical modeling for disease spread

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