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 email@example.com.
Predictors of Health Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Preferences regarding Receipt of Professional Services
The study goal was to examine the correlation between the respondents' socio-demographic background and the changes in their health behaviors and emotional state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this analysis is to identify vulnerable groups and to learn their preferences regarding the receipt of professional help.
Health Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Preliminary Findings
Background On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic. Following the rapid spread of the virus, the Ministry of Health in Israel, as in many other countries, issued increasingly strict directives severely restricting movement outside of the home, including the closure of educational institutions, the cancellation of group […]
Quality in Social Services
Paramedics – Supply and Demand for Professional Manpower
The study examines whether there will be a balance between the future supply and demand by looking at the the nature of the profession; the supply and the expected demand; and whether the supply forecasts are commensurate with the demand forecasts.
Quality in Social Services
Trends in the Employment of Medical and Nursing Manpower under the National Health Insurance Law
The study provides a comprehensive picture of trends in the employment of physicians and nurses over time. The timing and composition of these changes are examined in depth. This study also examines several possible explanations for the changes in employment levels.
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. Harefuah, 147(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 medicine, 23(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.
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.