Maya Sadeh

Head of the Research and Policy Initiative for Environment and Health

Maya Sadeh heads The Research and Policy Initiative for Environment and Health which has recently been established at the Taub Center together with the Health and Environment Forum. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Her Ph.D investigates the relationship between exposure to residential greenness and recovery from coronary bypass surgery.

In 2007, Maya took part in the establishment of the Environment and Health Fund, where she dealt with program development, creating partnerships with researchers and policy makers in Israel and abroad, and was involved in the planning and organization of courses and conferences. In the past decade, she served as a researcher in the Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology in the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research. In addition, she has also been a lecturer in academic and public institutions like the Ministry of Health and the Heschel Center for Sustainability.

Maya was awarded the prize of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology for her outstanding abstract as a student (2019) and an award for outstanding paper in a student competition of the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (2022). Her research deals with epidemiology of the built environment, and her work has been published in leading scientific journals in the field, such as the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and Environment International.