Rachel Gur-Arie, PhD

Former Hecht-Levi Fellow

Rachel recently completed a PhD in Health Systems Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer Sheva, Israel. Her dissertation qualitatively investigated communicable disease prevention interventions among healthcare personnel (HCP) in Israel. She also led the qualitative study multi-year research collaboration focused on influenza vaccination effectiveness among HCP between Clalit Health Services, BGU, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gur-Arie arrived to BGU as a Fulbright Scholar in public health from Arizona State University, where she earned her MS and BS in Bioscience Ethics, Policy, and Law and the History and Philosophy of Science. She previously worked at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) in Washington, D.C. As a Hecht-Levi Fellow, Rachel is interested in further studying the professional and personal responsibilities of HCP on an international scale, in light of ethical and policy implications. Rachel is part of the first cohort of Hecht-Levi Fellows focused on Ethics and Infectious Disease, jointly appointed at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Wellcome Center for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford, supported by the Wellcome Trust.