Dr. Dafna Haran

Research Scholar, Arab Population Team (Systems Group)

Arab Population

Research scholar, Arab Population Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Dr. Dafna Haran has worked at the Institute since 2010. Her main areas of research are: social inclusion of people with disabilities; integration into employment of disability allowance recipients; the mental health reform as it pertains to persons with severe mental illness; and continuity of care in health and social services. Dafna is highly experienced in the formulation of measures for the definition and identification of people with various types of disabilities, in conducting large-scale surveys among populations with complex needs, and in the provision of evidence-based responses for strategic issues. Recently, Dafna has brought her wide knowledge base and methodological experience to the evaluation of the five-year program to promote socio-economic growth and development for the Bedouin population in Southern Israel.

Dafna has a BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science, an MA in Social Psychology, and a PhD in mental health research from the School of Social Work and Social Welfare – all three degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dafna can be contacted by email: [email protected] or at the office: 972-2-6557468.

Journal Articles

Haran, D., Mor, N., & Mayo, R. (2011). Negating in order to be negative: The relationship between depressive rumination, message content and negation processing. Emotion, 11(5), 1105-1111. doi:10.1037/a0025301

Mor, N., & Haran, D. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 46(4), 269-273.


Sorek, Y., Haran, D.,  Almog-Zaken, A. & Marcus, P. (2020). How divorced families are managing during the Covid-19 pandemic: an international review. London: International Bar Association.