Dr. Michal Laron

Michal Laron

Senior Research Scholar and Team Leader, Health Team (Systems Group)

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Michal Laron

Senior Research Scholar, Health Team Leader, Systems Group, and Researcher, Pathfinder Team, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Michal Laron has worked at MJB since 2012. As a researcher in the Aging Team (Family Group), her main research areas were: coping with dementia, loneliness in old age, and integrated care.

As a researcher in the Pathfinder Team, Michal addressed the issue of affordable housing.

Since assuming office as Health Team Leader in 2020, Michal has led studies on health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, remote health care services, and health and digital literacy.

Michal holds a BA in Sociology and Communications an MA in Anthropology and Sociology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a PhD in Sociology from Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Michal Laron can be contacted at michalla@jdc.org or by phone, at 972-2-655-7432.

Journal Articles

Laron, M., & Mannheim, I. (2018). Reducing and coping with loneliness: A formative evaluation study of 23 interventions. Innovation in Aging2(Suppl. 1), 736.

Laron, M., Mannheim, I., Brodsky, J., Sternberg, S., Zalomonson, S., Plaeucu, D., & Shefet, D. (2018). Barriers and enablers to timely diagnosis of dementia from the patient’s perspective. Innovation in Aging, 2(suppl_1), 532.

Laron, M., Mannheim, I., Brodsky, J., Sternberg, S., Zalomonson, S., Kertesz, D. P., & Shefet, D. (2018). Barriers and enablers to timely diagnosis of dementia: Patient’s and families points of view. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 14(7), P1642.

Lemberger, J., Rasooly, I., Sternberg, S., Brodsky, J., & Laron, M. (2017). From research to policy to implementation: The case of the israeli national strategic plan to address alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 13(7), P1468.