Dr. Shakked Lubotzky-Gete

Researcher, Social Inclusion Team (Family Group)

Social Inclusion

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

Dr. Shakked Lubotzky-Gete has worked at MJB since 2020. Her main research areas are people living in poverty and excluded populations. She has a particular interest in the connection between poverty, exclusion and health. In addition, Shakked has acquired extensive research knowledge in studies on perinatal epidemiology. She specializes in the immigrant populations in Israel and has studied the topic of infant mortality in the Bedouin and Jewish populations in the Negev.

In recent years, she has been working towards her PhD titled “Immigration and the psychosocial wellbeing of mothers in Israel: Prevalence, determinants, utilization of health services, and implications on child development,” in the course of which she has accumulated experience in data collection, working with the health services, and quantitative analysis of big data files.

Shakked has a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s in public health, both from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She has submitted her doctoral thesis in public health to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She can be contacted at shakkedlg@jdc.org.

Journal Articles

Lubotzky-Gete, S., Ornoy, A., Grotto, I., & Calderon-Margalit, R. (2021). Postpartum depression and infant development up to 24 months: a nationwide population-based study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 285, 136-143. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.02.042

Lubotzky-Gete, S., Shoham-Vardi, I., & Sheiner, E. (2017). Comparing Pregnancy Outcomes of Immigrants from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union to Israel, to those of Native-Born Israelis. Journal of immigrant and minority health19(6), 1296-1303.‏