Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli is a medical anthropologist in the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her research interest is the intersection between politics and health, inlcuding the application of assisted reproduction technologies in women's health within the Israeli political context. In the broader Mediterranean setting, she is interested in the interface of health care and international state politics, primarily in its repercussions on various Palestinian populations. Birenbaum-Carmeli has published extensively in books and professional journals and is the author of Tel Aviv North: The Making of a New Israeli Middle Class (Hebrew University Press) and the co-editor of Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies (with Marcia C. Inhorn) and Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis (with Yoram S. Carmeli), both forthcoming in Berghahn Books.
Hadass Goldblatt, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Her research foci include the impact of treating trauma, domestic violence, and sensitive health issues on healthcare and mental health professionals; patient aggression towards healthcare providers; and patients' experiences coping with illnesses. Formerily, she practiced as a social worker, a supervisor, and a qualified family therapist in the area of domestic violence.
Dalit Wilhelm, RN MS, is Head of the Clinical Academic Unit at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Her research emphasis is on nursing education and mentoring and her passion is for developing creative learning methods for teaching Israeli and international nursing students and mentors. She has published and presented at international conferences on these topics.
Cheryl Zlotnick, RN DrPH, is an Associate Professor at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. She has worked as a clinician, administrator, evaluator, and researcher. Her research focuses on health care inequities in access, utilization, delivery, and status, and has included families and children who live in homeless situations, are new immigrants, experiencing transiency, or are in foster care. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in publich health, substance abuse, and psychology and nursing, and has edited a book entitled Children Living in Transition: Helping Homeless and Foster Care Children and Families.