Dr. Ile Kermel-Schiffman

Ile Kermal Schiffman

Research Associate, Aging Team (Family Group)


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

Ile Kermel Schiffman has worked at MJB since 2019.  Her main research areas are: advance care planning, elder autonomy, coping with dementia, and family caregivers. Having worked as a research coordinator at the University of Haifa, she has considerable experience in the performance of quantitative research in all its stages.

Ile holds a BA in Sociology and Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in gerontology from the University of Haifa, and PhD in aging studies from the University of Haifa.

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

Journal Articles

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

Schiffman, I. K., & Gavriel‐Fried, B. (2022). Aging Successfully, but Still Vulnerable: Late Life Experiences of Older Adults who have Recovered from Alcohol Use Disorder. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi.org/10.1002/gps.5807

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

Kermel Schiffman, I., & Werner, P. (2020). Willingness of family caregivers of people with dementia to undertake Advance Care Planning: Examining an extended model of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Dementia, 1471301220922761

Kermel-Schiffman, I., & Werner, P. (2020). Beliefs of Israeli Family Caregivers of People with Dementia toward Advance Care Planning. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 6, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2020.1745729

AboJabel H., Kermel-Schiffman I. & Werner P. (2020). The Arabic and Hebrew versions of the Caregiving Ambivalence Scale (CAS): Examining its reliability, validity, and correlates among Israeli caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 1-7.  doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1715341

Werner P. & Kermel-Schiffman I. (2019). Nursing home staff members’ attitudes regarding Advance Care Planning: Relationships with different types of knowledge. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(11), 1675-1683.  doi: 10.1007/s40520-019-01398-x

Werner P. & Kermel-Schiffman I. (2019). Attitudes and completion of advance care planning: Assessing the contribution of health beliefs about Alzheimer’s disease among Israeli laypersons. Palliative & Supportive Care, 17(6), 655-661.  doi: 10.1017/ S1478951519000336

Werner P. & Kermel-Schiffman I. (2018). Exposure to a national multimedia Alzheimer’s disease awareness campaign: Assessing stigmatic beliefs towards persons with the disease. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(2), e336-e342. doi: 10.1002/gps.4814

Kermel-Schiffman I. & Werner P. (2017). Knowledge regarding Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics73, 133-142. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.07.012

Werner P., Kermel-Schiffman I., David D. & AboJabel H. (2017). Newspaper coverage of Alzheimer’s disease: Comparing online newspapers in Hebrew and Arabic across time. Dementia. 18(4), 1554-1567.  doi: 10.1177/1471301217717062

Book Chapters

Kermel-Schiffman I. (2014). Social clubs for the elderly in Israel: Unique places for leisure. In M. J. Leitner and S. Leitner (Eds.), Israeli life and leisure in the 21st century, (pp. 287-289). Urbana, IL: Sagamore.