Navah Ratzon

WORK: Navah Ratzon

Navah Ratzon completed her B.A at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, her M.Sc. at New York University, her Ph.D at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and her Post-Doctoral at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

She is a professor of Occupational Therapy at Tel Aviv University. From 2007-2012, she served as the head of the Occupational Therapy Department in Tel Aviv University, and is currently the Academic Head of Accessibility program at the university.

Her current research focuses on two main subjects. The first is introducing models that offer better understanding of ergonomic risk factors and their effects on musculoskeletal disorders and function including new approaches for vocational rehabilitation. The second area of research focuses on deconstructing driving for both healthy and disabled drivers for a variety of populations and evaluating the efficiency of occupational therapy intervention in-order to reduce risk factors in driving.

 Throughout her academic career, Navah published dozens of articles in numerous peered review journal, including American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Disability and Rehabilitation, Applied Ergonomics, Ergonomics and Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. In 2012 she received the Yearly Excellence Award of the Occupational Therapy Association.  In2017 , she was nominated to be the Head of the Israel Council for Advancement of Women in Science and Technology She is currently a member in the National Council of Workers’ Health, which counsels for the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Industry and a member in the National Council of Rehabilitation, counsels for the Ministry of Health.