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. As a research associate in the Disabilities Team (Family Group) her main research areas were: integration into employment of disability allowance recipients; the impact of the mental health reform on 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 and in conducting large-scale surveys among populations with complex needs. Since assuming office as a research scholar in the Arab Population Team in 2021, Dafna has led the integration of the multiple studies pertaining to the Five-Year Socio-Economic Development Plan for the Bedouin Population in the Negev, thus providing evidence-based responses for strategic issues.

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.

Dr. Dafna Haran 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.