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Prof. Liat Ayalon. I am a clinical psychologist and a Professor at Bar Ilan University. My current interests concern the integration of mental health in primary care, the intersection of formal and informal care for older adults and ageism-discrimination based on age. My research is currently funded by the National Insurance Institute of Israel, the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and the Israel Science Foundation. 

Liat Ayalon, Ph.D.
Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work
Bar ilan University, Ramat Gan
Israel, 52900
Tel: 972-3-531-7910
Fax: 972-3-738-4042

Research Staff

Ateret Gvirtz-Midni is a social worker and sexual therapist. Her research concerns attitudes towards sexuality among older adults. She is a co-PI on a research funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Researcg.

Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Physicians' response to sexual dysfunction presented by a younger vs. an older adult. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 

Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (in press). Forever young: Visual representations of age and gender in online dating sites for older adults. Journal of Women & Aging.

Postdoctoral Fellows



Dr. Inbar Levkovich is the head of the research unit at the Division of Family Medicine, The Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in the Israel Institute of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. from the department of Gerontology at Haifa University. She is currently involved in a research, funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research on barriers to sexual treatments for older adults.  
       Dr. Rinat Ben Noon is a geographer and an urban planner who works on the design and assessment of              friendly cities. Her research concerns older adults' participation in the public space.

       Ben Noon, R.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Older adults in public open spaces: Age and gender segregation.                  The Gerontologist


M.A. Students

Mrs. Lital Domb. is a social worker. Her Master's thesis is focused on attitudes towards sexuality among older adults with severe mental illness.  
Mr. Ariel Argaman is a social worker who works in the social welfare center. His research concerns the change from caregiving relationships to marital relationships of migrant home care workers and their older care recipients. 
Mrs. Sharon Fridman. is a social worker who serve as an almoner in charge of protecting the welfare of older adults. Her thesis concerns the dilemas of almoners responsible for recommending the apotropsy of older adults.  
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