Fields of Research
  • Suicide in the young 

  • Prevention of mental illness and suicide

  • Risk factors for suicide

  • Immigration and suicide

  • Multi-culture and suicide

  • Community Psychology 

Dr. Bursztein Lipsicas Cendrine
School of Nursing Science

Short Bio

Cendrine Bursztein Lipsicas is a Clinical Psychologist. She completed her BA in Psychology & Sociology and Anthropology at Haifa University, her MA in Child Clinical Psychology at Tel-Aviv University. 


Cendrine Completed her Ph.D at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health (NASP), Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm with a full scholarship through KID-Funding. She then continued her training  with Post-Doctoral work at the Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa. Cendrine integrates in her work her clinical orientation with other domains such as epidemiology, public health and community psychology.  


Cendrine joined the Educational Psychology program at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo in 2019.

Selected Publications

  1. Bursztein Lipsicas, C., Levav, I., & Levine, S. Z. (2017). Holocaust exposure and subsequent suicide risk: a population-based study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 52(3), 311-317.

  2. Bursztein Lipsicas, C., I. H. Makinen, D. Wasserman, A. Apter, A. Kerkhof, K. Michel, E. Salander Renberg, K. van Heeringen, A. Varnik and A. Schmidtke (2013). "Gender distribution of suicide attempts among immigrant groups in European countries--an international perspective." Eur J Public Health 23(2): 279-284.

  3. Bursztein Lipsicas, C., I. H. Makinen, A. Apter, D. De Leo, A. Kerkhof, J. Lonnqvist, K. Michel, E. Salander Renberg, I. Sayil, A. Schmidtke, C. van Heeringen, A. Varnik and D. Wasserman (2012). "Attempted suicide among immigrants in European countries: an international perspective." Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47(2): 241-251.

  4. Wasserman, D., V. Carli, C. Wasserman, A. Apter, J. Balazs, J. Bobes, R. Bracale, R. Brunner, C. Bursztein-Lipsicas, P. Corcoran, D. Cosman, T. Durkee, D. Feldman, J. Gadoros, F. Guillemin, C. Haring, J. P. Kahn, M. Kaess, H. Keeley, D. Marusic, B. Nemes, V. Postuvan, S. Reiter-Theil, F. Resch, P. Saiz, M. Sarchiapone, M. Sisask, A. Varnik and C. W. Hoven (2010). "Saving and empowering young lives in Europe (SEYLE): a randomized controlled trial." BMC Public Health 10: 192. 

  5. Zalsman, G., K. Hawton, D. Wasserman, K. van Heeringen, E. Arensman, M. Sarchiapone, V. Carli, C. Hoschl, R. Barzilay, J. Balazs, G. Purebl, J. P. Kahn, P. A. Saiz, C. Bursztein Lipsicas, J. Bobes, D. Cozman, U. Hegerl and J. Zohar (2016). "Suicide prevention strategies revisited: 10-year systematic review." Lancet Psychiatry 3(7): 646-659.

  6. Bursztein Lipsicas, C. and I. H. Makinen (2010). "Immigration and suicidality in the young." Can J Psychiatry 55(5): 274-281. 

  7. Bursztein, C. and A. Apter (2009). "Adolescent suicide." Curr Opin Psychiatry 22(1): 1-6. 


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