Ran Balicer, MD, MPH

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Ran Balicer, MD, MPH

Director, Clalit Research Institute

Ran D. Balicer, a public health physician and researcher, serves as founding director of the Clalit Research Institute and Director of Health Policy Planning - Chief physician office, at Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning and development of innovative organization-wide interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities, and introducing novel data-driven tools into practice to increase care effectiveness.

Prof. Balicer has been affiliated as faculty with the Ben-Gurion University since 2004, involved in research and teaching in the Epidemiology Department, and serves today as associate professor and track director in the faculty' MPH program. He authored books, book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed publications looking at various aspects of public health, quality improvement, and preventive medicine. In recent years, Prof. Balicer's research is focused on the study of extensive clinical databases in care provision and policymaking, as well as in applying and assessing innovative models of care aimed at increasing the effectiveness of non-communicable diseases care. In parallel, he is involved in the study of emerging infectious diseases prevention and control, through modeling and real-life big data.

Prof. Balicer serves as an Adviser to the Israeli Ministry of Health and as Member of the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices and Infectious Diseases. He also serves as President of the Israel Chapter of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Secretary of the Israeli Public Health Physician Association, and as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare.

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