Dr. Shlomit Zuckerman

Dr. Shlomit Zuckerman

Shlomit received a BSc. in Biology (Cum Laude) and LL. B in Law from Hebrew U. in Jerusalem (1993), MA and a PhD in Empirical Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, US (2008).  Since 2009 she has been teaching at Hebrew U. and Tel Aviv U. Faculties of Medicine, and at Haifa U. School of Law. Her courses include Public Health Ethics, Ethics and law in Disaster Management, Law and Policy in Health Care and Patient Safety for graduate students.  Since 2021 she has also been mentoring Israeli and international graduate students in empirical research workshops and final projects.

Since 2004 she has been attending and presenting her research projects at International and National conferences. In 2012-2016 she served as a substitute management committee member at a Disaster Bioethics COST project of the EU and served as member at its Research Ethics Committee.

Since 2015 she has conducted numerous ethics forums in collaboration with hospital management teams and the Israeli Ministry of Health. She provides ethics and risk management counseling to Israeli Ministry of Health Committees including a Task Team of the Ministry of Health "Ventilation Triage for Covid-19" patients and a Ministry of Health Control and Quality Committee for the Management of Sperm Banks in Israel.

In 2018 she has been appointed Deputy Academic Director of the new Center for Bioethics and Law at TAU Faculty of Medicine under which she organizes international and national workshops and webinars on emergency use of medications for Covid (2020) and Hospital Ethics Committees Forum (2022) .

She has published her work in peer reviewed Journals including Journal of Medical Ethics, International Journal of Neonatal Screening  and co-authored book chapters on the topics of Military Medical Ethics and Humanitarian Ethics and Action. Her research interests include ethics and law in disaster and emergency management, hospital ethics committees and counselling, public health ethics and policymaking, empirical research ethics, implementation of ethics curriculum in medical education.


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