Dr. Ayelet Berg-Warman

Ayelet Berg Waldman

Senior Research Scholar, Aging Team (Family Group)


Senior research scholar, Aging Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Ayelet Berg-Warman has worked at MJB since 1994. Her primary research areas are: the evaluation of needs and programs for older adults. Her studies address the prevention and treatment of elder abuse and neglect in the community and in institutions; active aging; supportive communities; the evaluation of programs in old-age homes and their effect on the quality of care. In recent years, she has also investigated the needs of aging LGBTs, the responses they receive from the health and welfare systems, and the attitude of Israeli society towards them. She has also participated in numerous international conference, representing Israel at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the topic of active aging.

Ayelet holds a BA in economics and statistics and an MBA in business administration, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a PhD in data systems from Tel Aviv University.

She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.

Journal Articles

Natapov, L., Berg-Warman, A., Schiffman, I. K., & Zusman, S. P. (2024). Uptake of dental hygienist services by the Israeli 65+ age group. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12790

Natapov, L., Berg-Warman, A., Kermel Schiffman, I., & Zusman, S. P. (2022). Dental Services Utilization by over 65 Years Old in Israel in 2020. OBM Geriatrics6(4), 1-13. doi.org/10.21926/obm.geriatr.2204212

Berg-Warman, A., Schiffman, I. K., Zusman, S. P., & Natapov, L. (2021). Oral health of the 65+ age group in Israel-2020Israel Journal of Health Policy Research10, 58. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00494-6

Shnoor, Y., & Berg-Warman, A. (2019). Needs of the aging LGBT community in israel. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1-16, doi:10.1177/0091415019844452

Berg-Warman, A., Zusman, S. P. & Sasson, A. (2016). Dental Treatment needs of Vulnerable Elderly in Israel – Data from ‘Smile again’ project. Gerontology & Geriatrics,  43(1),  93-104. (in Hebrew).

Alon, S., & Berg-Warman, A. (2014). Treatment and prevention of elder abuse and neglect: Where knowledge and practice meet – A model for intervention to prevent and treat elder abuse in Israel. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect26(2), 150-171. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.784087

Berg-Warman, A., Bentur, N., Brodsky, J. & Berkman, P. (2013). Predictors of Institutionalization of Older People – the Role of the Health Services. Gerontology & Geriatrics,  40(4), 13-28.

Berg-Warman, A., & Brodsky, J. (2006). The supportive community: A new concept for enhancing the quality of life of elderly living in the community. Journal of Aging & Social Policy18(2), 69-83. doi:10.1300/J031v18n02_05

Goldwag, R., Berg, A., Yuval, D., & Benbassat, J. (2002). Predictors of patient dissatisfaction with emergency care. The Israel Medical Association Journal4(8), 603-606.

Berg, A., Horev, T., & Zusman, S. P. (2001). Patient satisfaction, quality indicators and utilization of dental services in Israel. Harefuah140(12), 1151-1155. (in Hebrew).

Berg, A., Yuval, D., Ivancovsky, M., Zalcberg, S., Dubani, A., & Benbassat, J. (2001). Patient perception of involvement in medical care during labor and delivery. The Israel Medical Association Journal3(5), 352-356.

Bentur, N., Gross, R., & Berg, A. (1998). Screening tests for early detecting breast cancer in women in Israel–Performance rates and patient characteristics. Harefuah134(6), 425-428. (in Hebrew).

Bentur, N., Berg, A., Gross, R., & Chinitz, D. (1998). Health system reform and the elderly: The case of Israel. Journal of Aging & Social Policy10(2), 85-104.

Berg, A., & Yuval, D. (1998). What has happened to patient satisfaction with the care in general hospitals in the years from 1993-1995? Harefuah134(5), 348-351. (in Hebrew).

Gross, R., Feldman, D., Rabinowitz, Y., Greenstein, M., & Berg, A. (1998). Characteristics of adults with emotional distress in Israel – Patterns of mental health services used. Harefuah134(5), 341-348. (in Hebrew).

Book Chapters

Carmeli, E., Ladani, R., Berg-Warman, A., Resnizki, S., & Brodesky, J. (2019). Family caregivers: Taking part in treatment cycle. In Shafran-Tikva, S., Shemet, S., Weiss, Y.(Eds), Partnership in Healthcare, (pp. 38-48). Jerusalem: Academon. (in Hebrew).


Berg-Warman, A. (2015). Handbook for Implementing Support Groups for Family Caregivers of Elders Living in the Community. Funds for Services Development  3. Jerusalem: National Insurance Institute, Research & Planning Administration,(in Hebrew).