Dr. Tamar Zemach-Marom
Quality in Social Services
As Director, Tami has built a research department that harnesses the individual strengths of the researchers to maximize the effectiveness of each project. She is an expert in the development of quality and regulatory measurement systems for the public and social services sector.
Over the years at MJB, Tami has focused on the importance of “research translation”—helping decision makers and field professionals understand research findings so as to make better and more informed decisions in their work. To that end, Tami was a member of the University of Chicago’s International Working Group on the Effective Dissemination of Research, a collaboration that resulted in the publication of Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children.
Prior to joining MJB, Tami worked at the Guttman Institute for Applied Social Research for 12 years. She also has taught at Hebrew University and the University of Connecticut.
Tami holds a BA cum laude in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and an MA cum laude and PhD in Communications and Journalism from the Hebrew University.
Principles and Standards in Regulating “One-Stop Shop” Centers: Literature Review
Quality and Cost of Residential Care for Persons with Development Disabilities, by Ownership of Residential Facility: Governmental, Public and Private
This study examines differences in the quality and operational costs of residential care for people with mental retardation, comparing governmental, public and private facilities. The study was conducted in light of the controversy and public debate regarding the quality and efficiency of facilities with different ownerships. [full report]
Survey of Welfare-education After-school Programs of the Children and Youth Service at the Ministry of Social Affairs: Situation before the Implementation of the RAF Method, According to Staff Reports
The survey examines the welfare-education after-school programs' characteristics and modes of operation, maps their needs and reviews the staff's attitude towards their job. [full report]