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Prof. Gal Gilad
Fields of Research
Prof. Gal Gilad
School of Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychiatric epidemiology

  • Social Psychiatry

  • Child abuse

  • Health care disparities

  • Stigma

  • Suicidal behavior

Short Bio

Prof. Gal, PhD, is an associate professor in psychology. Prof. Gal's current subject of research is psychiatric epidemiology and social psychiatry. In his studies, Prof. Gal explores interpersonal and cultural context of mental disorders and the relationship between the social environment and psychological outcomes. These include long-term outcomes of child abuse, health care disparities and stigma towards persons with psychiatric illness, and suicidal behavior. His recent grant was from the Israeli institute of Health Policy Research (2019) on the subject of "mental health reform and the treatment of physical illness for persons with severe mental disorders".

Selected Publications

  1. Walsh, S.D., Dohrenwend. B., Levav, I., Weiser, M., & Gal, G. (2019). Early adulthood psychiatric diagnoses and the subsequent risk of life-time incarceration: A cohort study. Psychological Medicine.

  2. Gal, G., Munitz, H., & Levav, I. (2017). Double disparities in the health care for people with schizophrenia of an ethnic-national minority. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6(1), 47.

  3. Gal, G., Munitz, H., & Levav, I. (2016). Health care and mortality among persons with severe mental illness: A case-control epidemiological study. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

  4. Gal, G., Munitz, H., & Levav, I. (2016). Health care disparities among persons with comorbid schizophrenia and cardiovascular disease: A case-control epidemiological study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. 25 (6), 541-547.

  5. Gal, G., Goldberger, N., Kabaha, A., Haklai, Z., Geraisy, N., Gross, R., & Levav, I. (2012). Suicidal behavior among Muslim Arabs in Israel. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47, 11-17.

  6. Gal, G., Levav, I., & Gross, R. (2011). Psychopathology among adults abused during childhood or adolescence: Results from the Israel-based World Mental Health Survey. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 222-229.

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