Dori Rivkin

Dori Rivkin

Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Leader (Family Group)

Aging | Children and Youth | Disabilities

Senior Research Scholar and Family Group deputy leader, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Dori Rivkin has worked at MJB since 1994. In her early years at MJB, she investigated the area of children at risk, focusing on services to help parents struggling with child-rearing. In 2010, she began working as a senior research scholar in the area of disabilities, and subsequently directed the research unit. Her main fields of interest in the area of disabilities include: the employment of people with disabilities, people-oriented service, and the promotion of autonomy.

Since 2018, she has served as Deputy Leader of the Family Group, which includes research teams addressing children, youth and young adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

Dori holds a BA in psychology and an MA in clinical psychology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently working towards her PhD in social work at the University of Haifa.

She can be contacted at or by telephone at 972-2-655-7382.

Journal Articles

Ornoy, A., Rivkin, D., & Barlev, L. (2018). Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Accessibility and availability of services in Israel. Harefuah157(4), 219-224.

Ornoy, A., Ovadia, M., Rivkin, D., Milshtein, E., & Barlev, L. (2016). Prevalence of ADHD among 7-9-year-old children in Israel. A comparison between Jewish and Arab populations. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences53(2), 3-9.

Morag, T., Rivkin, D., & Sorek, Y. (2012). Child participation in the family courts—Lessons from the Israeli pilot project. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family26(1), 1-30.