Prof. Nurit Guttman is at the Department of Communication at Tel Aviv University.
She received her doctorate degree in Communication from Rutgers University and was a Research Fellow and faculty member at the Robert Wood Johnson UMDNJ Medical School.
At the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University she served as Head of the Herzog Institute of Media, Politics & Society and Chair of the Department of Communication. She currently is studying the use of communication approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic and public response and ethical issues. Her research focuses on communication and social marketing approaches to promote health, environmental and social issues, ethics in health promotion communication, theoretical, practical and ethical issues in the design and implementation of road safety campaigns, addressing the digital gap and increasing access to health and human rights information.
She developed and headed the social marketing initiative of Efsharibari –Israel's National Program for Healthy and Active Living of the Israel Ministries of Health, Education and Sport and Culture, and has been serving on various communication committees of the Israel Ministry of Health and non-government organizations. She is the author of the books Public Health Communication Interventions: Values and Ethical Dilemmas and Communication, Public Discourse and Road Safety Campaigns: Persuading People to Be Safer, co-editor of Caregiver-patient communication: Readings, and a co-senior editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing.