Dr. Moran Bodas

School of Public Health


Disaster Psychologist

Senior lecturer at the Department Of Emergency & Disaster Management. The research conducted by Dr. Moran Bodas focuses on understanding the psycho-social aspects of emergency situations and disasters. Why don't people get prepared to disasters? How can you motivate individuals to assume perosnal health and protective behaviors? Which factors influence personal, familial, communal, and national resilience? etc.

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Professional background

Dr. Bodas is the acting director of the Israel National Center for Trauma & Emergency Medicine Research, Gertner Institute of Epidemiology in Israel. As of October 2021, he is a senior lecturer at the Department of Emergency Management & Disaster Medicine (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), and a faculty member at the PhD Program in Global Health, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Medicine and the European Master in Disaster Medicine (both at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy).


Previously, held the position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of PrevenTech ltd, a CBRN Defense company in Israel. Prior to that, served as a CBRN Defense Officer at the Office of Assistant Minister of Defense for CBRN Defense. He is a reserved Major.


Dr. Bodas holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, a Master in Public Health (MPH) with emphasize in emergency and disaster management, and a PhD in Disaster Management, all from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His PhD thesis focused on the evaluation of the efficacy of psychological interventions in promotion of household preparedness to armed conflicts in Israel. In 2018, successfully completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) in Novara, Italy.


Research Interests

Disaster psychology, Emergency & Disaster Management, Public Health, Trauma & Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine, CBRN (Chem, Bio, Rad, Nuclear)



Phone: +972-3-6407870

Email:  moranbod@tauex.tau.ac.il

Website: Dr. Moran Bodas

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