Rachel Goldwag

Rachel Goldwag

Researcher, Health Team (Systems Group)


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

Rachel Goldwag has worked at MJB since 2020. Her main research areas are the impact of the reform on child development services and health behaviors during the coronavirus pandemic.

She worked at MJB from 1999-2006 in the health team, returning after an absence of several years during which she was the director of the Research Division at the National Road Safety Authority.

Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Middle Eastern studies from Barnard College and a master’s in social work from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

She can be contacted at rachelgo@jdc.org.il.

Journal Articles

Nirel, N., Goldwag, R., Feigenberg, Z., Abadi, D., & Halpern, P. (2008). Do the emergency medical services need more paramedics? An examination of supply and demand. Harefuah147(2), 125-30.

Nirel, N., Goldwag, R., Feigenberg, Z., Abadi, D., & Halpern, P. (2008). Stress, work overload, burnout, and satisfaction among paramedics in Israel. Prehospital and disaster medicine23(6), 537-546. doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X00006385

Goldwag, R., Berg, A., Yuval, D., & Benbassat, J. (2002). Predictors of patient dissatisfaction with emergency care. Israel Medical Association Journal, 4(8), 603-606.

Book Chapters

Rosen, B. & Goldwag, R. (2003). Health care systems in transition: Israel. In Thomson, S., & Mossialos, E. (Eds.), European observatory on health care systems, vol. 5(1). Copenhagen: The European Observatory on Health Care Systems.